Springfield, Ill., shepherd discusses cultural need for Church teaching and the witness of Blessed Junípero Serra.
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The legislative measure calling for its removal has been shelved because of the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, who will canonize Father Serra on Sept. 23 in Washington.
Visit Missions Founded by the Soon-to-Be Canonized Missionary on His Feast Day
Msgr. Francis Weber compared the Franciscan missionary to former president of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who, despite being heavily criticized during his life for working to abolish slavery, 'was one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had.'
The Holy Father will be the guest of honor at a May 2 day of prayer and reflection on the life of the Spanish missionary at the Pontifical North American College.
A California state senator has proposed replacing Blessed Junípero Serra’s statue in the National Statuary Hall, but critics of the move are speaking out.
Coinciding with his fall journey to the U.S., the Holy Father says he will make the founder of California's first missions, Blessed Junipero Serra, a saint.