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Father Gabriel Lalemant won the crown the martyrdom on 17 March 1649. The smallest and most delicate in health among all the Jesuit missionaries, he had in six months won, by his iron will and unwavering determination, a martyr's end, in companionship with the spiritual and physical giant of the missions, Jean de Brébeuf.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)
The Vatican II Hymnal is the only Hymnal . . .
published 7 August 2011 by Corpus Christi Watershed

When it comes to reproducing Liturgical texts, the USCCB has rules for all kinds of circumstances.

4. In particular, from the approved liturgical books to the simplest participation aids, publications should provide the greatest possible diversity and options, as expected by the liturgical reform.

36. The reformed liturgy offers a variety of options, encourages ministerial creativity, and at times admits a diversity of forms. The participation aid should be so designed as not to establish, once and for all, a single or rigid pattern of liturgical celebration.

37. The arrangement or selection of liturgical texts must not result in the suppression of alternatives and options for the congregation (or for the celebrant and other ministers, as applicable).

Taken from the USCCB guidelines. The British guidelines also have these exact directives.

QUESTION:

Is the Vatican II Hymnal the only “participation aid” in existence which fulfills the requirements of the USCCB?

I have not found a single other publication which includes certain IMPORTANT options.

For example, Catholics have a choice after the first reading: Gradual or Responsorial Psalm?

But every book, hymnal, missal, and order of worship I have ever seen SUPRESSES the option of the Gradual by not including it on even a single Sunday or Feast.

In the Vatican II Hymnal, every single Proper is included IN ADDITION to the other options (Gospel Acclamation, Responsorial Psalm, etc.)