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A detail from The Crucifixion of St Peter by Caravaggio

The good example set by the two great saints must never be underestimated

A detail from St Francis Preaches to the Birds by Giotto

Throughout the centuries, saintly priests and nuns have been exemplary environmentalists

Francisco de Zurbarán's painting of the saint

He could be intercessor for the young people who found themselves on the jobs market after 2008

If immodesty is the issue, why not at least recognise that often men don’t cover themselves properly in public? (Photo: PA)

Much time is spent contesting what women should wear to stay modest – but it seems that men need some guidance in this area too

A Eucharistic procession in Leicester Square, central London (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Showing our love for Christ in the most public way possible can have a great power

The writer died aged just 39

The life of the novelist was overshadowed by death

A painting of St Philip Neri

Today is the feast day of St Philip Neri, a priest who gave spiritual direction in unconventional ways

Yes supporters pictured at Dublin Castle on Saturday (PA)

Secularism has filled the vacuum left by the decline of Irish Catholicism

Pope Francis greets a parent and child last year (Photo:CNS)

His support for firm punishment flies in the face of modern child-centred tenets

The relics of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Blessed Zélie is an inspirational figure who raised five children, became a master of her trade and never allowed commerce to harden her heart