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St. Charles the Good (1083-1127)
Charles was a duke in Denmark. He used his power to defend the poor, reform laws to make them more fair, and feed the hungry. He walked barefoot to Mass every day, and was murdered in church.

Reflections from the Saints

Let each one remember that he will make progress in all spiritual things only insofar as he rids himself of self-love, self-will, and self-interest.
– St. Ignatius of Loyola
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2154

Following St. Paul, the tradition of the Church has understood Jesus' words as not excluding oaths made for grave and right reasons (for example, in court). "An oath, that is the invocation of the divine name as a witness to truth, cannot be taken unless in truth, in judgment, and in justice."