Father Serra first meets California’s natives, asks mercy for priest’s killer at San Diego
"If the Indians were to kill me, they should be forgiven"

Junipero Serra arrived in Mexico from Mallorca, Spain in 1749 and served in central Mexico until 1767. With the expulsion of the Jesuits

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Father Serra first meets California’s natives, asks mercy for priest’s killer at San Diego
"If the Indians were to kill me, they should be forgiven"
2020-07-01T23:47:55-07:00

Junípero Serra on trial
What about the charges of slavery and genocide?

The mob has been toppling statutes of Junípero Serra in California because he purportedly “enslaved” and committed “genocide” against indigenous people. There is no indication that the mob is interested in having a discussion about whether

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Junípero Serra on trial
What about the charges of slavery and genocide?
2020-07-01T23:43:07-07:00

Father Serra statue removed from Mission San Luis Obispo
Mayor pleased, diocese refers to bishops conference

The Catholic Church abruptly removed a long-standing statue of Junípero Serra from the San Luis Obispo Mission on Monday, amid a reassessment of the missionary’s controversial history that includes abuses against Native Americans.

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Father Serra statue removed from Mission San Luis Obispo
Mayor pleased, diocese refers to bishops conference
2020-06-24T19:32:24-07:00

Ventura’s anti-Serra mob held off by brave defenders
Spitting, clawing, scratching, brandishing metal stake

Thanks to the presence of a small band of Catholics, a “Tear Down Junipero Serra” event in front of Ventura City Hall on Saturday concluded with the bronze statue of Padre Serra standing unharmed.

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Ventura’s anti-Serra mob held off by brave defenders
Spitting, clawing, scratching, brandishing metal stake
2020-06-23T20:31:02-07:00

Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse

What is happening to our society? A renewed national movement to heal memories and correct the injustices of racism and police brutality in our country has been hijacked by some into a movement of violence, looting

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Archbishop Cordileone cries out against toppling of Serra statue
Explains how the saint protected Indians from abuse
2020-06-22T11:17:10-07:00

Stanford seeks input on renaming streets, buildings named after St. Junipero Serra

The following comes from a May 16 news release from Stanford University: The Stanford committee working to establish principles for reconsidering and renaming such campus landmarks as streets and buildings is inviting members of

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Stanford seeks input on renaming streets, buildings named after St. Junipero Serra2016-05-16T19:33:28-07:00