In the wake of the backlash that AOC received for her comments about St. Damien of Molokai, I joined the Jason Jones Show to discuss the legacy of Father Damien and how much the Hawaiian people loved him. Please consider subscribing to the Jason Jones Show. He is a great Catholic man that has committed his life to serving the vulnerable and fighting for those that have no one to fight for them
From CNA (July 31st, 2020) - In an Instagram story on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) asked why there were not more statues honoring women historical figures, at the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection. The collection includes statues honoring historical figures from all 50 states, which are chosen by the states and sent by them to Congress for display.
“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” Ocasio-Cortez posted, with a picture of Fr. Damien’s U.S. Capitol statue in the background.
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“Any Hawaiian here who is aware of their history--which most Hawaiians are--would absolutely, Catholic or not, defend the legacy of Damien as a man who was embraced by the people, and who is a hero to us because of his love for the Hawaiian people,” Carter said.
Here is the link to interview I gave CNA after AOC publicly decried the statue of our beloved St. Damien in national statuary hall in Washington D.C.