Catholic school is forced to rethink recently-erected statue

Catholic school is forced to rethink recently-erected statue

A Catholic school in Adelaide has been forced to cover up a recently erected statue of St Martin de Porres handing a boy a small loaf of bread because of its ‘potentially suggestive’ nature.

The move, according to this report, came after pictures of the saint began popping up on social media, giving rise to both merriment and disbelief.

The statue was unveiled at Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week. The stone sculpture is believed to be a reference to the saint’s ability to multiply food and drink, most notably bread.

An image of the statue was first posted on popular Instagram page “S***Adelaide” and quickly gained over 2,700 likes while garnering a string of comments questioning the positioning of the staff of life.

Most of the comments expressed disbelief over the apparent sexual nature of the commissioned work while others made references to an unfortunate history of Catholic priests abusing young boys.

One Instagram user wrote.

WOW! That’s just awful no one twigged before it got unveiled. How shocking is that?!?!

Another joked:

Brings a new meaning to the phrase bread stick haha.

The school was forced to cover the statue in a large, black sheet wrapped in tape before setting up temporary fencing around it.

Blackfriars Priory School’s Principal, Simon Cobiac, today released a statement via the school’s Facebook page:

According to Wiki, the Peruvian is the patron saint of mixed-race people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

14 responses to “Catholic school is forced to rethink recently-erected statue”

  1. Arnold says:

    Now the statue is wearing a condom.
    Was the bread made with self raising flour?

  2. Broga says:

    The associating of priests and paedophilia is now so entrenched in the public mind that it creates what is innocent into the sexually suggestive.

  3. nullifidian says:

    Here in France another word for the male member is “baguette”……

  4. L.Long says:

    SHows how sex obsessed these religioidiots are, I had to look three times to see the suggestions cuz I am not sex obsessed so actually saw a dude giving something to the kid!

  5. Andrew Brown says:

    I think the statue accurately reflects the Catholic clergy……

  6. Magie says:

    Soon all Catholic schools they will be closing down due to LGBT hegemony. I will have to move either to Poland or Austria.

  7. sowa says:

    Catholic saint presenting new improved burqa from our newest collection. Wearing it will make you super modest, super degraded and super blind. CALL NOW.

  8. barriejohn says:

    Soon all Catholic schools they will be closing down due to LGBT hegemony.

    Not soon enough!

  9. gedediah says:

    St Martin de Porres, patron saint of showing your todger to small boys.

  10. cnocspeireag says:

    nullifidian, ‘baguette’ indeed! They probably only tell that to the Anglo Saxons. A joke from my parents’ generation describes a problem with supply from England to the French resistance in the Second World War. A manufacturing problem resulted in condoms being produced at ten inches length. Winston Curchill’s response was to send them anyway, but to label them ‘small size’.

  11. barriejohn says:

    @cnocspeireag: Maybe the French would not have been fazed.

    (I can’t vouch for the authenticity of those claims. The fact that the article begins “Sacre bleu” doesn’t exactly inspire one with confidence!)

  12. sowa says:

    @Patrick Gormley: It’s not some secret knowledge, yet Wojty?a’s (I refuse to call him by his gangsta name) cult in Poland is as strong as ever. You could say that God is second to him here. If Trump could shot a person between their eyes and still be elected, then Wojty?a could do the same to thousand and they would still call him saint. Indoctrination goes that deep.