Pope Benedict announced today that Kateri Tekawitha (the Lily of the Mohawks) will be canonized later this year on October 21st. The canonization of this North American saint is Providential given the persecution of those who wish to profess their faith in public.
Blessed Kateri stands is sharp contrast to a false ecumenism or religious indifferentism that is rampant today, even in the Church. Kateri stood fast for the Faith even when strongly opposed by her own countrymen. Her canonization can be a call to us to resist the supremacy of the state in matters religious, whereby such secular entities as the Obama Administration, the Quebec Government and the Ontario Government (to name a few) undertake attacks against religious freedom, seeking to reduce religion to a private matter.