“St. Junípero has long been misunderstood”
L.A. Archbishop José Gomez defends Junípero Serra, missionaries: "History is never simple"

The following was written by Archbishop Jose Gomez and published in the Los Angeles diocesan newspaper Angelus News on July 2: St. Junípero Serra was a 56-year-old Franciscan friar when he came to California; when he first set eyes

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2019-07-05T13:01:48-08:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |8 Comments

St. Junipero Serra relic to be placed in Christ Cathedral’s altar

Catholic saints forever serve as examples of faith. Their lives were rooted in Christ: all that He taught and all that He ultimately sacrificed for the world. As such, history has shown that the saints did the same.  The relics

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2019-05-10T13:48:21-08:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |8 Comments

Stanford University to remove saint’s name from some properties

California's Stanford University will strip the name of 18th-century Franciscan friar, St. Junipero Serra, from some of its properties but keep a street named after him. Stanford University announced the changes Sept. 13, saying in a statement that the saint,

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2018-09-18T09:33:38-08:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , |7 Comments

Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnGvLIJMMWA A metal statue of St. Junipero Serra was vandalized early Friday morning at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, mimicking a similar incident at another mission less than two months ago. Pastor Manuel “Tony” Diaz said at 1:15 a.m., a man

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2017-11-06T11:47:01-08:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |4 Comments