The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is discussed in a new book, Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? (Salmova Press) that looks at an alleged Catholic conspiracy behind the killing. The book’s author Paul Serup highlights Charles Chiniquy, in an interview with Joseph Planta.
|Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? by Paul Serup. (Salmova Press, 2010)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
Abraham Lincoln is widely considered America’s greatest president, and his assassination in 1865 remains a source of fascination many decades later. There’s a forthcoming movie by Steven Spielberg, and season after season books about Lincoln come out. Paul Serup joins me now. He is the author of Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? It was published a couple of years ago, but it’s worth looking at. He joins me now to talk about why he wrote this book and who he believes killed Lincoln. The focus of the book is Charles Chiniquy. He was a Quebec-born priest who championed temperance. He goes to Illinois to do some work for the church there but gets into some legal trouble and seeks defence from a Springfield lawyer named Abraham Lincoln, who soon becomes a friend. Chiniquy soon leaves the church and subsequently authors a popular autobiography, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, in which he investigates the Lincoln assassination. The research that Mr. Serup does in his own book is exhaustive. We’ll find out why he was interested in Chiniquy, what Chiniquy concluded, and more. Published by Salmova Press, the website for more is at www.salmovapress.com. Incidentally, the full subtitle of the book is: ‘An investigation of North America’s most famous ex-priest’s assertion that the Roman Catholic Church was behind the assassination of America’s greatest President.’ Paul Serup joins me from Prince George, British Columbia today. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Paul Serup; Mr. Serup, good morning.