Feature Stories Campus Events

W&L's Miranda Quoted in New York Times on Canonization of Junipero Serra

Deborah Miranda, the┬áJohn Lucian Smith Professor of English at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a New York Times article Jan. 21 about Pope Francis’ plans to canonize Father Junipero Serra. “Serra did not just bring us Christianity. He imposed it, giving us no choice in the matter. He did incalculable damage to a whole culture,” Miranda said in the article.

She expanded on her opposition to Serra’s sainthood in a short post on her blog, Bad NDNS, on Jan. 24, which was subsequently picked up by the Indian Country Today Media Network.

You can read the full New York Times article, “To Some in California, Founder of Church Mission is Far From Saint” online.