Sunday, 23 August 2015

Jean-Paul-François Comtois - A hero of the Faith of Quebec and Canada and long-forgotten

As discussed previously, Canadians are at the early stages of a federal election. Two of the three party leaders, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau come from Quebec, both are Roman Catholic. Prime Minister Stephen Harper who was born in Toronto, represents a riding in Calgary and is a Christian, 

Mulcair and Trudeau are radical pro-abortionists. They do not permit any candidates who hold views against abortion to run for election. They are fascists and traitors to their baptism and to Our Lord Jesus Christ. They represent the New Quebec and they, and their are a disgrace to their faith, their culture and their history as sadly are most Quebecois. Quebec was once a Catholic land, its towns and cities named after Saints. The Catholic Church educated the people and helped them preserve their culture and identity in a continent dominated by English. They turned on Her with their "Quiet Revolution."

Congratulations Quebec, you have Canada's highest abortion rate and lowest birth rate. You reached out to "Francophone" immigrants from Algiers and Morocco (and you know what that means) before you would take a Catholic who could only speak English. You have the lowest rate of marriage and the highest rate of suicide. 

Quebec, you are dead.

But you have a history and you have heroes and Saints and this is the story of one of them.

How interesting though that this story is told not by one of you, but by an English-speaker - an American born in New York, schooled there and in Argentina, a former resident of South Africa and a citizen of the Republic of Ireland. I write of Andrew Cusack the blogger writer and historian based now in London, not the one in Ontario. 

On March 24, 2009, over six years ago, Cusack posted a story of our history that I did not know. I doubt many Quebecois know it either. Shame on all of us as Canadians and Catholics.

Born in 1895 in Saint-Thomas-de-Pierreville, in Québec’s Yamaska County Jean-Paul-François Comtois was a farmer, a agronomist, Mayor, Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister and eventually the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, the representative of the Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, in Quebec, as we have in all provinces.

He was also a devout Catholic. When he became Lieutenant-Governor and moved to the mansion residences, he asked the Primate of Canada and Cardinal Archbishop of Quebec to permit him to have the Blessed Sacrament reserved in a chapel in the estate. 

The rest of the story can be found at

At a time when our nation and its once-great Province, its founding people are lost in rampant secularism and the murder of babies let us remember this great Canadian.

At a time when some priest and many faithful have lost belief in the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, let us remember what man did because he believed.


Maudie N Mandeville said...

Communion at Pope Francis' Mass in Phillipines:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Quebec is decadent, yes Comtois was a giant, but no, he was not a "Canadian," at least not in the sense you use the word, like some kind of multi-ethnic super-culture with nothing distinctive other than Tim Horton's. What he was is "Canadien," a name that used to mean of French ancestry, Catholic, and born in North America. There was a time when thee Dominion was composed of two nations: the Canadiens and the British subjects who had no oo other name than British. When the term was hijacked in order to better assimilate (and Protestantise) the Canadiens, thet were forced to tack on the prefix "French-". Now one reason they call themselves Quebecois is because French Canadian has a distinctly Catholic ring to it. Comtois was a French-Canadian (Canadien),in the fullest sense of the term. He would frown upon being called a Canadian in the modern sense, a term that describes nothing about him except the nationality of people woo inhabit today the same land he once lived in. It's like calling Jacques Cartier a Canadian.

Aged parent said...

I recall the Comtois story well, it having been written about by the late Hamish Fraser in his periodical, "Approaches". A great story.

Jim J. McCrea said...

Quebec is in the state that it is because Quebecers are, by and large, fixated on sex.