Today, Saturday, September 26, 2020, is the Feast of the North American Martyrs, the eight Jesuits who gave up their lives for the Holy Faith in what are now parts of Canada and upstate New York between 1642 and 1649, and the Commemoration of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.
This brief reflection speaks volumes about the contrast between the life and martyrdom of the eight men killed between 1642 and 1649 and the conciliar "saints". Each of the North American Martyr (Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, Jean Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant, Noel Chabanel, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and John de Brebeuf) shed their blood to Catholicize the upper reaches of North America. They were not interested in "inculturating" the Catholic liturgy with the pagan superstitions and barbaric practices of the Iroquois. They were concerned only about attempting to convert the heathens to the true Faith and to plant the seeds for the conversion of the land in which their noble missionary work had taken them.
Can we do any less than they?
We must seek to "keep it Catholic" at all times as we seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America.
A concise commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus is being written at this time. It will be published, however, after I send it out for vetting. Thank you for your patience. A commentary on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to replace the late, non-lamented Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an Associate Justice of the United States of America will follow later during the coming week as work continues on writing new text for Volum 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.
Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.
Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!
Saint Rene Goupil, S,J., pray for us.
Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.
Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.
Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.
Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.
Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J., pray for us.
Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.
Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.