Posts From Tim Matovina, PhD

Saint Junípero Serra

Pope Francis will canonize the first Hispanic who served in lands now part of the United States, Junípero Serra, on September 23 in Washington, D.C. Father Serra was a Franciscan missionary from Mallorca, Spain who founded the first Spanish missions

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Unity in Diversity

According to the Acts of the Apostles, the first cultural conflict in the Church occurred when Greeks in the early Christian community at Jerusalem complained that their widows received unequal treatment in the distribution of food as compared to their

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Is Guadalupe Necessary for Salvation?

Have you ever been asked this question? Or whether Hispanic Catholics are more devoted to Mary than to Jesus? Have you ever heard anyone accuse Catholics of “Mariolatry”?  

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