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Rejoice in the Gospel of Freedom and Life

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

As we embrace a multicultural Church, as it exists today in California and in our own local...

A New Civilization of Love

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 5, 2019 5:00:00 AM

St. Junipero Serra was a Franciscan who truly echoed the reverent and grateful spirit of St....

Keep Going Forward!

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 1, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Junipero Serra’s canonization should prompt us to awaken our own missionary spirit. Taking with...

The Universal Call to Mission

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The Church today teaches us that all of the baptized have two fundamental calls: the universal...

Seek the Lord Risen and Living Today

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 8, 2018 5:00:00 AM

People today are seeking the divine presence through tangible places, images, and rituals....

We Are Constantly Striving

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM

The response of Junipero Serra and his followers to the call to share the Gospel is a complex...

Step Out to Be Church in the World

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 5, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Following the Camino of Saint Junípero Serra goes well beyond traveling his historical path...

Many Cultures, One Church

by Stephen J. Binz on Jul 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM

From our perspective today, we can see that the early missionaries of California were often too...

The Footsteps of the Saints Lead to Christ

by Stephen J. Binz on Jun 27, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Saint Francis, the spiritual father of Junípero Serra, was filled with a deep desire to proclaim...

Nature's Beauty Sings God's Praise

by Stephen J. Binz on Jun 25, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Saint Junípero’s reverence for the beauty of California resonates with the Canticle of the...