This is the "Holy Pelican" at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in downtown Omaha.
The mother pelican feeding her young on her own flesh and blood is a medieval symbol of both the Eucharist and of charity.
Like what tender tales tell of the Pelican
Bathe me, Jesus Lord, in what Thy Bosom ran
Blood that but one drop of has the pow’r to win
All the world forgiveness of its world of sin.
-- Adoro te devote by St. Thomas Aquinas
MEANTIME in downtown Baton Rouge, Gov. Bobby Jindal -- who God most certainly is going to get, but good, in due time -- today seeks to make this, which adorns Louisiana's state flag and seal, an equally powerful symbol of irony.
What he'll tell people, though, if he sees this picture from Omaha, is that it means God has willed LSU to win the College World Series here.
This well might be the case, actually -- after five years of Jindal's budgetary savagery, my alma mater certainly is due to catch a divine break. Geaux Tigers!