Philadelphia priest spends sabbatical at California Missions
Father Matthew Guckin follows in the footsteps of St. Junipero Serra, his favorite American saint

St. Paul in the first century AD evangelized the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians. Coming forward to the 18th century, St. Junipero Serra (1713-1784) evangelized the Kumayaay, Payomkawichan, Tongva, Chumash, Tepothahl, Esselen, Ohlone and Miwak, all

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2019-09-10T08:32:20-08:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |4 Comments

They can’t make California history go away

Stanford University is in a bind between political correctness and historical fact. Two dorms; an academic building; a street (Serra Mall) that fronts Stanford’s historic Main Quad and is the university’s official address; and a major road running through the 8,000-acre

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2017-11-30T20:12:53-08:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |8 Comments

Junipero Serra impasse at Stanford University

After repeated delays, a committee assembled by the University in early 2016 to establish principles for renaming campus buildings and landmarks expects to release its conclusions by the end of fall quarter. However, in what the committee chair describes as

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2017-10-19T08:57:38-08:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Education|Tags: , |4 Comments

Junipero Serra statue vandalized in park across from Mission San Fernando

Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating

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2017-08-18T11:26:52-08:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Head reattached to St. Serra statue in Monterey’s Lower Presidio Park

The head of the St. Junipero Serra statue in the Lower Presidio Historic Park in Monterey has been reattached to the rest of its form after being vandalized more than a year ago. City officials and police say they will

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2017-02-28T09:39:47-08:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: , |1 Comment