Archbishop performs exorcism at spot where protesters toppled Serra statue
Archbishop performs the ritual before 150 supporters before holding a Mass inside St. Raphael Catholic Church and an expected march to a Planned Parenthood clinic.
San Rafael, Calif. — The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the ritual before some 150 supporters before holding a special Mass inside St. Raphael Catholic Church and an expected march to a Planned Parenthood clinic, theSan Francisco Chronicle reported.Serra was an 18th-century Spanish missionary priest and the father of the California mission system. The Franciscan priest has long been praised by the church for bringing Roman Catholicism to what is now the western United States, but critics highlight a darker side to his legacy. In converting Native Americans to Catholicism, critics say he forced them to abandon their culture or face brutal punishment.
Depictions of Serra have been protested and vandalized over the years, and Pope Francis’ decision in 2015 to elevate him to sainthood reopened old wounds. More recently, protests focusing on the rights and historical struggle of Black and Indigenous people led activists to topple statues of Serra in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.
AdvertisementSan Rafael police say they arrested five people on vandalism charges for knocking over the statue Monday, leaving just the feet attached to the base. The statue is being repaired and will be returned.Despite characterizations in popular culture, the Chronicle reports that exorcism is more commonly a solemn ceremony to evict the devil or evil spirits from an area or person.
Cordileone said prayers in Latin, remarking that “the experts in the field tell me that Latin tends to be more effective against the devil because he doesn’t like the language of the church.” Read more: Los Angeles Times »
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Disgraceful Demon -crats Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus. Please do the state capitol next. ✝️ Nothing sums up the irrelevancy and obsolescence of the Catholic Church than this kowtowing to the cruel imperialism it inspired. Efforts better spent following up on the pedophilia and cover ups by generations of priests.
An exorcism in 2020. It fits. As for Latin it’s likely the devil is a polyglot. 3 Lol Cool...now do Nancy. If it were only soo easy to exorcise the Democrats from California. Oh yeah? How’d it go? Shame. What usa has become because of this trump . religious freaks running around. Only extremist religious freaks like trumpie the clown that want to o make this world backwards . And hate modernization. And this people hate china only because they have no religion mostly.
The Satanic Left needs God. These priests should spend their time uncovering and investigating RAPES of children by other priests at all levels instead of on 'exorcisms' -- unless the exorcism happens to be to exorcise evil among their own ranks! Yes, please drive out the evil of a man responsible for the enslavement of natives and stealing of their lands by the white man
Yeah, that makes them look less reactionary and oppressive. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm Nothing like a story about exorcism to make me feel all catholic/mysterious/suddenly hopeful about life like an exorcism. Nice dress queen An alter-boy peed in his holy water Drama queen. Not TheOnion
Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest siteThe archbishop of San Francisco has performed a short exorcism ceremony outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of 18th Century Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra. Lol, idk why they toppled that statue but I already bought sage wands for election night. The whole damn country needs a cleansing!!!! VoteBlueToSaveAmerica Lol Demons aren't real. But if they were, they would probably be inside all the pedophile priests. Not people toppling the statue of a racist colonizer.
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