There are many parallels in the lives of Franz Jagerstatter and Thomas More. Both men were laymen who married and had children. Both men were put to death for their refusal to swear an unjust oath. (Franz refused an oath of personal allegiance to Adolf Hitler.) The Catholic Church has solemnly declared that both men lived lives of heroic virtue. Pope Benedict beatified Franz Jagerstatter in October 2007. In 2019, A Hidden Life, a critically acclaimed movie about the life of Blessed Franz, was released. Come learn about one of the Church's newest beati from Fr. John Bayer, a monk at Cistercian Abbey.