Our North American Martyrs

There’s a famous line from the early Christian writer Tertullian about the blood of the martyrs being the seed of the Church. Well, we all know our Church needs renewal right now, right? Perhaps part of the reason this isn’t the No. 1 pilgrimage destination in the U.S. has to do with the political incorrectness, so to speak, on the surface of the story: Indians being brutal to European missionaries.