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Saint of the Day

St. Karolina Kozkowna (1898-1914)
Karolina is known as the Maria Goretti of Poland. She was the fourth of eleven children born to farmers. As a teenaged virgin, she refused the advances of a Russian soldier. Filled with rage, he kidnapped her, dragged her into the forest, and killed her during an attempted rape.

Reflections from the Saints

Humility is the safeguard of chastity. In the matter of purity, there is no greater danger than not fearing danger. When a person puts himself in an occasion of sin, saying, "I shall not fall," it is almost an infallible sign that he will fall, and with great injury to his soul. We must specifically and regularly pray for God's assistance and not rely on our own strength.
– St. Phillip Neri
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Life in Christ: Catechism #2492

Everyone should observe an appropriate reserve concerning persons' private lives. Those in charge of communications should maintain a fair balance between the requirements of the common good and respect for individual rights. Interference by the media in the private lives of persons engaged in political or public activity is to be condemned to the extent that it infringes upon their privacy and freedom.