junipero serra

As a Catholic who observed closely the resignation of the emeritus pope and elevation of Jorge Bergoglio, in March of 2013, with hope and some suspicion, I find myself vexed by the profuse adulation Pope Francis I received during his visit to the United States.
Pope Francis made the controversial Spanish missionary Junipero Serra a saint just last Wednesday.
Pope Francis, you are likely a wonderful person but you apparently have little sense of justice when it comes to the marginalized and still disenfranchised Indigenous peoples of America.
In canonizing Father Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C. on September 23, Pope Francis signaled that the Vatican believes the founder of the California mission system did his best for Native Americans. Serra's defenders say it is unfair to judge the 18th century Franciscan missionary by contemporary standards.
The controversial Franciscan missionary is the first saint canonized on American soil.
Junípero Serra "created and brought genocide to the California Indian people."
The first pope from the Americas will be speaking in the predominant language of the Western Hemisphere.
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It is sad that a reforming pope who has actively sought the perspectives of the faithful would be so blind to the history of indigenous peoples on two continents, and deaf to the protests of indigenous and non-indigenous Christians alike.
The unusual process that Serra's sainthood case has taken indicates that Francis personally willed the canonization and that
The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.
But for Hackel, the way Serra approached his work gives a vital clue to understanding his path to sainthood. The pope’s appearance
Serra, a theology professor by training, was tasked in 1767 with expanding the Catholic mission system from Mexico's Baja
Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and