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Martyrs

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: How many beatings would he take?

Blessed Fernando Olmeda Reguera wasn't about to betray his priesthood. He is one of the many victim priests of the Spanish Civil War.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: His high-profile penitent caught the authorities’ eye

Blessed Richard Thirkeld became the confessor for St. Margaret Clitherow, the wife of an official of the city of York.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: Would one priest betray another?

These two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War went to their death defending their priesthood, including the Sacramental Seal.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: Is my wife being unfaithful?

St. John Nepomucene is considered the patron saint of the sacred seal, having defended it amidst torture in the 14th century.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: What had the prisoners revealed?

Father Mateo Correa was a victim of the Cristero War, unwilling to betray his fellow Catholics being persecuted.

In Lviv, Ukraine, a modest apartment is a shrine to the faith of martyrs

Blessed Vasyl put his life on the line to provide the Eucharist to underground Catholics.

Four Catholics killed in latest Bukina Faso attack, 20 dead since April

It is estimated that more than 400 people have been slain during terror attacks in Burkina Faso since 2014.

Father Hamel’s canonization process moves to Rome

Case expected to move quickly as French priest is already popularly hailed as a martyr.

Exclusive photos: Wisconsin martyr’s sister tells what it’s like to have a saint in the family

Miller's hometown remembers him as a farm boy who had a simple, but strong faith in God.

The 26 men and boys who died on a hill of crosses outside Nagasaki

There is no more eloquent proof of the truth of faith ...

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