Father SerraBill Donohue has written a booklet, The Noble Legacy of Father Serra, which discusses the accomplishments of Father Junípero Serra. He is the 18th century Spanish priest whose yeoman work with Native Americans will be celebrated on September 23 in Washington, D.C. That is when Pope Francis will canonize him on the campus of Catholic University of America.

Donohue does not dispute the fact that the Indians were often treated unjustly, but he insists that it was the Spanish authorities, not the priests, who were guilty of mistreatment. Indeed, he provides plenty of evidence showing that Father Serra proudly championed the rights of Indians.

The booklet is written in a Q&A style, making it easy for the reader to find specific information about the priest’s noble legacy. Over 10,000 copies of the booklet have already been made available throughout the nation. We are now making it available online so that everyone can read it. To access it, click here.

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