On the (real) Roman Calendar for today, the Mass is for the patron saint of my hairline, St. Ubald. But today is also the feast of St. John Nepomuk, a martyr killed for standing up for the rights of the Church over the secular power and for refusing to violate the seal of the confessional. A very timely saint, methinks. His Catholic Encyclopedia entry is here.

St. John Nepomuk, pray the Lord to send priests and prelates who will defend His Mystical Bride!