Conflicting Words

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Conflicting Words
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48 in
(30 cm x 122 cm)
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Gary Connaughton
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Words fail when people strongly disagree about what to call an object or person.
Junipero Serra was a lame friar who founded the California missions in the 1700s. Two hundred years later, he was called a "murderer" for the indigenous people who died building the missions. Several decades after that, he was canonized by the Catholic church and called a "saint."