A statue of St. Junipero Serra is seen in front of Ventura City Hall in California Jan. 9, 2004. The statue will soon be removed from public display. (Photo: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Statues and murals of St. Junipero Serra, Christopher Columbus, and the Blessed Virgin Mary were vandalized and desecrated in 2017 after Charlottesville, and the violence and attempts to remove them has returned in 2020. The left has latched onto the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter to exploit the tension and sedition for political and social gain.
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On June 19th, city officials of Ventura, California stated that "statue of a Roman Catholic saint, Junipero Serra, will be removed from public display over accusations that statues of the missionary reflect oppression of indigenous peoples." Like the lies spread about Christopher Columbus, the narrative of rape, slavery, war, and genocide are falsely applied to the Franciscan monk to attack the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
St. Junipero Serra, a Franciscan monk and missionary, is credited with spreading Catholicism in the western United States. He founded 9 of the 21 missions along the coast of California beginning in 1769 and was canonized a saint by Pope Francis in 2015. He was the first Catholic saint to be canonized on U.S. soil.
St. Junipero Serra - The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912
During his missions in North America, St. Junipero Serra “sought to defend the dignity of the native community, to protect it from those who had mistreated and abused it,” Pope Francis said during the Washington, D.C., canonization service.
It is clear that these methodical and orchestrated attacks against prominent Catholics are an attempt to remove all public and historical symbols of Christian virtue and any foundation for Faith in America. The ulterior campaign to liberalize the Church, establish a man-centered religion and manifest the secular leviathan has bubbled through the cracks once again, as it did in Paris and St. Petersburg, in cities around the United States.
Christopher Columbus statues vandalized or torn down around the United States by rioters and local governments, this one in Minnesota (Times of India)
Don't ignore the efforts and tactics of the marxists and socialists. Today it is statues and Churches, tomorrow it is the properties, homes, and lives of Christians across America. It was only one-hundred years ago that Catholicism was outlawed in Mexico, leading to armed conflict, and within the life of Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who recalls the secret efforts and sacrifices to practice the Faith in the Soviet Union. Naive it is to think that America is immune to such sinister efforts.
Ask yourself, are you willing to protect Christianity in America? Will you remain idle and timid as the Bolsheviks tear down our statues and Churches?
Men of Christendom, rally!
In Christ Crucified and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus.