(RNS) Are Americans ready for a nuanced view of the Spanish missionary’s history in California — and his sanctity — when Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. with the canonization of Serra on his agenda?
Articles tagged “saints”
A right-wing death squad murdered Romero, a staunch critic of the military government and advocate for peasants and workers’ rights, 35 years ago.
(RNS) March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. But was there a real St. Patrick? Did he drive the snakes out of Ireland or use the shamrock to explain the Trinity? Why should this fifth-century priest be remembered at all? Let us ‘Splain.
(RNS) Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, has often said he thought the slain archbishop was a martyr worthy of consideration for sainthood.
(RNS) Some of Junipero Serra’s sharpest critics say he was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans, raped their women, and destroyed their culture.
(RNS) Pope Francis said Thursday (Jan. 15) he plans to canonize 18th-century Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra during the papal visit to the U.S. in September, an indication that the pontiff may be mulling a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) An exhibit in Berkeley, Calif., questions the gender of popular female Catholic saints, affording artist Alma Lopez a chance to ask viewers what is feminine, what is masculine, and is there something holy in the mashup.
NEW YORK (RNS) While a dozen Catholic saints are classified as Americans, New Jersey native Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich would be only the second saint born in the United States.
(RNS) In an unusual public clash, Bishop Jenky of Peoria says Cardinal Dolan of New York reneged on a deal to send Sheen’s body back to Illinois so he could be beatified.