Students try to rid USD of Catholic identity… even further

The following comes from a January 7 Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Education Daily article by Adam Cassandra: Responding to a list of “demands” by student groups focused on racial and LGBTQ issues, a University of San Diego (USD) official told The Cardinal

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Students demand Catholic university denounce Saint Junípero Serra as mass murderer

The following comes from a December 23 College Fix article by Nathan Rubbelke: A coalition of students at the University of San Diego have demanded that administrators denounce Saint Junípero Serra as a mass murderer with a “colonialist legacy.” They also want the Catholic

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2015-12-23T18:56:40-08:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , |25 Comments

Ventura candlelight procession honors canonization of Saint Junipero Serra

The following comes from a November 21 Ventura County Star article by Megan Diskin: The 300 or so people attending a special Mass on Saturday night were led to embrace a time of healing and love at Mission San Buenaventura

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2015-11-24T12:38:32-08:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Shock after Junipero Serra statue vandalized days after sainthood declared

The following comes from a September 28 LA Times article by Kate Linthicum: Days after Pope Francis elevated Father Junipero Serra to sainthood, vandals struck the Carmel Mission where the remains of the controversial missionary are buried, toppling statues and damaging gravesites. The

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Why Junipero Serra fought the execution of a California native

The following comes from an August 6 Catholic News Agency article: Blessed Junipero Serra’s love for the natives of California extended even to those who killed one of his friends and fellow missionaries, the Archbishop of Los Angeles has said

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2015-08-08T23:09:02-08:00August 9th, 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Monterey city council will see about that “church- state situation,” may send letter to pope

The following comes from a May 27 KSBW news story by Caitlin Conrad: At least one Monterey City Council member wants to send the pope a letter urging him not to declare Father Junipero Serra a saint. "I would like to

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