Santa Clara University (Jesuit) expelled the life-size statue of the “Apostle of California” from its original place of honor on campus grounds.
Saint Junipero was dubbed a “controversial symbol”, carted off, and put in “storage….”
In fact, the Jesuit university established a “Working Group” to decide the fate of the saint’s statue.
Here are some of the pro-indigenous “recommendations”:
- Develop an exhibit about Ohlone culture and minimize St. Junipero.
- Erect a “statue of equal or greater presence” to represent Ohlone natives.
- Feature an Indian “dancer” or “Ohlone figure known for active resistance.”
- Talk about the “devastation” of the Catholic Missions.
The above comes from a Nov. 26 email from TFP Student Action via a California Catholic Daily reader.
So, this “Catholic” “university” does not like Saints, historical accuracy or law enforcement. What’s next on their verboten list?
The university and mission site owe their existence to Fr. Serra; now the Jesuits are ashamed of him. The Jesuits are ashamed of Ignatius Loyola and his vigorous defense of the truth of Catholic faith, truth be told. They’d stop calling themselves Jesuits if they could get away with it; they’d probably prefer to call themselves the Society of Wokesters.
I hope the working group can develop a factual presentation telling both sides of the story.
“Everyone is welcome” . . . except Catholics.
Oh, they’ll probably ask Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi or John Kerry to give a commencement address. Some Catholics are welcome.
Only 10 Catholics at a time, minus both the Jesuites who show up.
Serra versus the Jesuits. I’ll go on side of Serra. He was Catholic.
Because he is a Franciscan and not a Jesuit?
No, because he is a Christian, and a Saint at that!
That’s if you were asking James.
I don’t think that’s the reason the Jesuits removed his statue. They like the hippie version of Saint Francis and the early Franciscans that never existed as well as some of the current California OFM Franciscans who’ve lost their way.
Jesus himself said not to be ashamed to believe in him or you will not be with His Father! Is this any more clear about what this is?? Bishops and priests are clearly embarrassed by our Church and in this case Father Serra, but these are Jesuit’s no more needs to be said. Folks for the most part we are on our own to save our souls, the post Vatican II Church does not believe in anything except maybe BLM and ANTIFA! SAD
What a disgrace. I am thoroughly disgusted. I cannot believe what is going on in my Catholic Church. I certainly will not give in to the foolish goings on. We are surrounded by the devil.
The university has never been on a list of Catholic colleges so I am not surprised. The problem for me and maybe others is why does our Catholic leadership subscribe to the efforts to destroy our once coordinated church.The Bishops support of excommunicated Joe Biden is a perfect example. They ignore the Canon Law of our Church.
When Christ is no longer the head of your school, guess who is?
There are beautiful statues of St. Juniper Serra on line, buy one in spite of them. I would if I had enough room in my small home. Nevertheless I have a key chain and third class relic — enough for me. St. Junipero Serra pray for us.