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  • Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    Another statue of St. Junipero Serra has been defaced in California. The founder of the California missions has been criticized for his treatment of native populations in the 18th century. However, when Pope Francis made him a saint, he said Serra “sought to defend the dignity of the native community, to protect it from those who had mistreated and abused it.”

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  • California’s first Catholic school removes its Catholic statues

    California’s first Catholic school removes its Catholic statues

    San Domenico, the oldest Catholic school in California, has recently come under fire for a decision to remove its Catholic statues. The school board, however, has argued that the decision comes at a time when the institution recognizes that the majority of its student body is not Catholic as well as its desire to be inclusive.

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