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Catholic Youths Heroically Stop California Mob from Tearing Down Saintís Statue
LifeSite News ^ | 6/25/20 | Pete Baklinski

Posted on 06/25/2020 5:20:47 PM PDT by marshmallow


Catholic youths protect statue of Saint Serra, June 20, 2020, Ventura, California.

VENTURA, California, June 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of courageous young Catholics surrounded the statue of a saint in Ventura, California last Saturday, placing their bodies in between Junipero Serra and the mob who wanted to tear him down.

The anti-Serra demonstrators had put out a call on social media for the June 20 event that began at 1 PM. Calling the event “Tear down Junipero Serra,” the demonstrators stated that “No longer shall we celebrate the enslavement, rape, and genocide of the original people of Ventura.”

That same weekend, statues of Catholic saint Serra, considered the founder of the California missions, were toppled and defaced in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and historic Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Serra, a Spanish Franciscan missionary to the United States, helped to found nine missions in California in the late eighteenth century. He established the mission of San Buenaventura in 1782, which is now present-day Ventura. His statue was erected at city hall in 1936. The current bronze statue was erected in 1989. Pope Francis canonized him in 2015.

At 1 PM, anti-Serra demonstrators, about 200, gathered near the statue of the saint, located in front of Ventura’s city hall, where they began a rowdy demonstration.

Rally speakers addressed a diverse and vocal crowd whose slogans included “Black Lives Matter” and who held signs reading “He Ain’t No Saint” and “Father Genocide.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: fatherserra; indigenouspeople; saint
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1 posted on 06/25/2020 5:20:47 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

What’s a yout?


2 posted on 06/25/2020 5:21:52 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Voltaire: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool".)
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To: marshmallow

Good news in a troubled time


3 posted on 06/25/2020 5:22:02 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker (Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.)
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To: marshmallow

Up next - bishops and pope condemn.


4 posted on 06/25/2020 5:25:14 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: marshmallow

I notice one kid is sporting a Thomas Aquinas College t-shirt. When I saw the headline, I expected TAC involvement in this one. They’re great Catholic kids and always turn out in full force for pro-life marches. God bless them.


5 posted on 06/25/2020 5:29:24 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: marshmallow

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3859256/posts


6 posted on 06/25/2020 5:31:08 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I'd rather be anecdotally alive than scientifically dead...)
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To: marshmallow
Serra, a Spanish Franciscan missionary to the United States...

I love this line, because the same woke Mexicanos in California always use those early missions to claim California for Mexico.

Well guess what, Aztlanis, California was never settled by Mexicans. Spaniards, Ce, Mexico No. USA, CE!

7 posted on 06/25/2020 5:33:28 PM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The prisons do not fill themselves. Get moving, Barr!)
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To: marshmallow

If it took a bunch of Students to save the statue, what does that say about the Ventura County Sheriff and the Ventura city police?? It appears they approved of the destruction otherwise they would have been there.


8 posted on 06/25/2020 5:35:13 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: irishjuggler
When I saw the headline, I expected TAC involvement

My first thought too.

9 posted on 06/25/2020 5:37:03 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Veggie Todd

R U Series ?


10 posted on 06/25/2020 5:42:58 PM PDT by Bell Bouy II
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To: marshmallow; All

Here’s video: https://twitter.com/ChristineNiles1/status/1276294559253790722


11 posted on 06/25/2020 5:47:57 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: marshmallow

Faith, that gives them strength.


12 posted on 06/25/2020 5:50:10 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: marshmallow; Al Hitan; Coleus; DuncanWaring; Fedora; irishjuggler; Jaded; JoeFromSidney; kalee; ...

Ping


13 posted on 06/25/2020 5:54:19 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: MurphsLaw

Barron Ping


14 posted on 06/25/2020 5:55:17 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: marshmallow

Meanwhile the Hierarchy orders the removal of the Serra statue at Mission San Luis Obispo, clearly signalling the position of the church leadership. What saint next to be purged?


15 posted on 06/25/2020 6:09:11 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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To: ebb tide

Good one!


16 posted on 06/25/2020 6:16:04 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: Veggie Todd

What’s a yout?


LOL. Perfect!


17 posted on 06/25/2020 6:19:47 PM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Veggie Todd

18 posted on 06/25/2020 6:19:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: eyeamok

These kids, by their actions and stance, shame much of our political leadership who will not even speak up against the Marxist mob and their Soros backer. Where are the religious leaders? The Protestant establishment was gone 30 years ago, the Catholics are led by a Marxist pope, and even the evangelicals are quiet.


19 posted on 06/25/2020 6:23:48 PM PDT by laconic
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To: marshmallow

Praise be to G-d!


20 posted on 06/25/2020 6:34:31 PM PDT by jocon307 (Dem party delenda est!)
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