Today with the canonization of Saint Theodore Guerin so we now have a new American saint, though she was born in Brittany, France. There are in fact only two American born saints St. Katherine Drexel
Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Which means there are still no American born male saints. Face it guys we are being slaughtered in the American born saint category. I mean tow to zero is a wipe out. Is there a stained glass ceiling preventing American born males from being canonized here? Do we need an Equal Saints Amendment or affirmative action for American born male saints?
Sure I know we have some waiting in the wings such as Venerables Terence Cardinal Cooke, Fr. Michael McGivney, and Fr. Solanus Casey. None of the four male Blesseds was born in the United States so this is more proof of American born male discrimination. Sure they will let you be a Venerable just to tease us, but when it comes time to the big leagues we aren’t considered good enough.
Let’s not take this lying down, instead let us take it on our knees. Come on and get to interceding now. Pick a Venerable of your choice and start praying for his cause. Learn about him and ask for his intercession. For my part I select Venerable Solanus Casey who was the first American born male venerable. Since I was first introduced to his story I have found him fascinating. Father Groeschel was one of his altar boys and relates a story of coming into the church late one night to find Fr. Casey playing his violin in front of the Blessed Sacrament. There is also the cause for Bishop Fulton J. Sheen which was opened in 2002 and he is now a Servant of God.
Now don’t get me wrong I am not a misogynist when it comes to women saints or prejudiced against immigrant saints and of course this is written tongue-firmly-in-cheek. Just let us slide in one American born male saint.