The movement has drawn a mixed response from the Catholic community, with some leaders arguing that it is wrong to remove a piece of art honoring a historic figure while others said the move could promote a sense of healing.
If the bust is removed would it then be necessary to go around the country and remove all the statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who were both slaveholders? I don’t believe in excising history. The Dred Scott decision was clearly wrong, but at some point we need to move on and forgive. Justice Taney’s legacy should not rest solely on the Dred Scott decision.