St Stanislaus

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St Stanislas was born near Krakow, Poland  on the 26 July 1030. He is well-known for being outspoken to the evils of an unjust government alongside the likes of later saints St Thomas More and St Thomas Becket. His attacks were aimed at the evils of the peasantry and the king. St Stanislaus was martyred by king Bolesaus II on the 8 May 1079 and was later canonised in 1253 by Pope Innocent IV. He is the patron saint of moral order.

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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.