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  • Roof destroyed at San Gabriel Mission after fire broke out at 249-year-old church

    07/11/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/11/2020
    A fire broke out at the San Gabriel Mission and completely burned the church’s roof early Saturday, officials said. Authorities have not said what may have caused the blaze at the 249-year-old church on 428 S. Mission Drive. Video recorded before daylight shows dark smoke rising from the flames. Officials did no report any injuries. The church, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 missions established by the priest Junipero Serra, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Saint Junípero Serra Feast Day July 1st – Prayer (Catholic Caucus)

    06/30/2020 10:19:11 PM PDT · by common-sense-man-1776 · 2 replies
    “Always forward, never back!” Saint Junípero’s motto reflects a missioner’s spirit, regardless of setbacks. He sought not to suppress, but rather to help improve lives, protecting Native Americans from soldiers’ excesses. He was often scorned by conquistadors. Prayer: Saint Junipero Serra, your missionary zeal brought the light of Christ to millions. You endured so many hardships, and labored so much that your work resonates today in the hearts of hundreds of millions of Catholics. Saint Serra, I petition you today to help me deliver the light of Christ through my words and deeds to others. May I instruct by example...
  • Abp of San Francisco Performs Exorcism at Site of St. Junípero Serra Statue Destruction

    06/28/2020 11:05:13 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | June 27, 2020 | editor
    Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco led a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday morning at the site of the destruction of the St. Junipero Serra statue. Vandals tore down and defaced the monument on June 19. The Act of Reparation included the Holy Rosary and Latin prayers of exorcism. The service concluded with the archbishop blessing the site with holy water. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti of the St. Michael Center for Spiritual Renewal said the archbishop performed a minor exorcism and commanded Satan to leave. He recited the Pope Leo XII Deliverance Prayers for People, Places or Things, also...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Junipero Serra Skirmish

    06/28/2020 7:55:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 28, 2020 | George Neumayr
    [Catholic Caucus] The Junipero Serra Skirmish The Church is losing it. The California Catholic Conference issued a brief statement last week decrying the toppling of Junipero Serra statues. But the statement did little to stiffen the spines of Catholic clerics. The statement sought to reason with the mob, noting that Junipero Serra devoted his life to the service of Indians and protected them from Spanish soldiers. At the bottom of this wobbliness is the loss of conviction about the Church’s mission. Church officials simply don’t believe in it anymore. “The historical truth is that Serra repeatedly pressed the Spanish authorities...
  • News Question: Why Are Statues of This Saint Going the Way of Confederate Monuments?

    09/15/2017 7:56:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 9/15/17 | Julia Duin
    First, it was the defacing (or removing) of Confederate statues in the East and South. Now it’s the defacing and vandalism of St. Junipero Serra statues in the West. This is a comparatively new wrinkle in the news – this trend of destroying the symbols of history with which one doesn’t personally agree. I wonder if such vandalism is the new normal. This certainly raises reporting questions for journalists covering this kind of story. For the latest on what’s happening in California, we turn to various local media on how they’ve covered the latest incidents. First, from the San Francisco...
  • Statue of Newly Sainted Missionary Vandalized in Carmel

    09/27/2015 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | September 27, 2015
    Statue of Newly Sainted Missionary Vandalized in Carmel By NBC Bay Area Staff A statue of Father Junipero Serra was vandalized at the church where he is buried overnight Saturday in Northern California, according to the church. Serra was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis this week in a controversial move – some Native Americans say the California's missions, which Serra helped found, cut their ancestors off from their traditional languages and cultures and enslaved those who converted to Christianity.
  • Serra canonization: Mission vandalism mars sainthood celebration

    09/27/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/27/15, | Tom Leyde
    Carmel >> A special Mass celebrating the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra was marred on Sunday by vandalism at Carmel Mission Basilica. A 6-foot tall bronze statue of Serra in the mission courtyard was pushed over and the staff in the statue’s hand was broken. A fountain next to the statue was splattered with paint, as were the doors of the cathedral.
  • The Extraordinary Feature of Pope Francis's Mass: Latin

    09/23/2015 2:54:03 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 142 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 23, 2015 | Emma Green
    As a visitor to the United States, Pope Francis faces a minor challenge: His English isn’t so great. Over the course of the trip, he’ll give 18 speeches, and only four of them will be in English; he’ll mostly use his native language, Spanish, to give homilies and addresses. But at Wednesday’s mass in Washington, D.C., at which Francis will canonize Father Junipero Serra, he’ll add another linguistic twist. The main prayers of the service, along with the celebration of the Eucharist—the part of the service when people take communion—will be in Latin. Latin! This is an exclamation-mark-worthy fact for...
  • Junípero Serra not just another saint

    09/20/2015 9:47:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 20, 2015 | Deepa Bharath
    When Pope Francis canonizes Father Junípero Serra on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Serra will be the first Hispanic American saint, and the first saint canonized on American soil. He also figures to be one of the most controversial saints in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church – a symbol that roils some hearts even as it lifts others. Serra, an 18th-century Spanish friar who founded nine of the 21 California missions, including Mission San Juan Capistrano, is gaining sainthood, in part, because he helped bring the church to the Americas. By one reckoning, Serra’s legacy is nothing less...
  • Poll: Is it time to retire Junipero Serra's statue?

    04/19/2015 5:06:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jon Healey
    ... Statues of ... historical figures stand in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall, where each state has two representatives cast in bronze or marble ... [Father Junipero] Serra could be the first and only actual saint in Statuary Hall -- Pope Francis recently announced plans to canonize him -- yet he's also a polarizing figure. Is it time to send Serra to the sidelines (or more accurately, move his statue to the California Capitol grounds)? ... Take our pointedly unreliable poll, leave a comment or do both! ...
  • Pope Francis Announces Sainthood for Junipero Serra, Founder of California Missions

    01/15/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Reuters and KQED-TV ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dan Brekke
    <p>Pope Francis announced Thursday that he will canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of California’s missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population here.</p> <p>The pope said the canonization — the formal elevation of a person to sainthood — will take place in September, when he’s scheduled to visit the East Coast.</p>
  • Troopers arrest Framingham man after wild Pike chase

    06/28/2010 3:33:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 28, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A half-naked man state police said tried to run down an elderly man and his grandson in the South End because they objected to the volume of his car radio was captured in Framingham after leading troopers on a high-speed game of bumper cars on the Mass Pike. Alejandro E. Serra, 29, of Framingham, who state police said had a suspended driver’s license, will be arraigned tomorrow on multiple assault and reckless driving charges in Boston Municipal Court, where there is also a warrant for his arrest accusing him of skipping out on a June 10 pretrial hearing on a...
  • Redefining sculpture is Richard Serra's goal

    09/15/2006 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 8 replies · 181+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 15, 2006 | Gloria Goodale
    A Richard Serra sculpture is not always an easy experience. Most famous over the nearly half century of his career for the towering, metal shapes that have graced civic spaces from Tokyo to New York to Bilbao, Spain, he specializes in the monumental, the breathtaking, and the surprising. His deceptively unfettered, simple metal walls that cut through public walkways and plazas have confounded some while delighting others. This sheer physicality of his sculptures force passersby to approach the space with a new awareness. ........ "Public sculpture used to have a code," says the San Francisco native, who acquired his early...
  • Madrid 'mislays' Serra sculpture

    01/20/2006 3:27:18 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 24 replies · 338+ views
    BBC ^ | Jan. 18. 2006
    Madrid 'mislays' Serra sculpture The sculpture comprises four large slabs A leading Spanish museum has admitted it has lost a massive steel sculpture which weighs 38 tonnes. Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum bought the Richard Serra sculpture in the 1980s for more than $200,000 (£114,000). The museum says that in 1990 it put the sculpture in a warehouse belonging to a company that specialises in storing large-scale artwork. But when it sought to put the sculpture back on display a few months ago, no-one knew where to find it. The police are now investigating its disappearance. The museum, one of Madrid's...
  • CA: Famed civil rights lawyer guilty of tax evasion ("I'm being victimized," - J. Tony Serra)

    04/05/2005 5:02:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 854+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/5/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO - J. Tony Serra, the civil rights lawyer who inspired the 1988 movie "True Believer," pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal tax evasion charges and faces as long as 16 months in prison. Serra, who is defending Greg Anderson - Barry Bonds' trainer in the BALCO steroids scandal - hasn't paid taxes since 1991. In a plea agreement, he admitted not paying $18,000 in taxes for 1998 and $26,000 in 1999 and said he would pay all back taxes to 1991, estimated at $100,000. The 70-year-old Serra, who has taken a vow of poverty, drives old beaten cars,...