Polish archbishop defends Pope John Paul II against left-liberal media attacks
The appeal comes in response to recent accusations made against the late pope, including allegations of covering up cases of sexual abuse of minors in the Church
Polish PM offers support for John Paul II after media attacks on former pope intensify
Mateusz Morawiecki changed the graphics on his social media profiles to a photo of St. John Paul II with the quote, “Do not be afraid”
Video of Polish men’s rosary group takes world by storm
Grassroots religious initiatives could save the Church in Europe, writes one Croatian journalist who lives in Poland
‘I attend Holy Mass regularly,’ admits teen Polish pop star and Junior Eurovision winner
Famed Roksana Węgiel says she wants to break the stereotype that only “old people go to church”
The Ulma Family: First example of the unborn child being beatified by the Catholic Church
The Catholic Church has decided to decree the beatification of the Ulma family, who were murdered by the Germans for hiding Jews during World War II
Polish foundry casts bell for unborn children, will be blessed by Pope Francis and sent to African nation Zambia
The fourth “Voice of the Unborn” bell meant for Zambia was cast in the Polish town of Przemyśl and will be consecrated by Pope Francis in 2023
Russians destroy Catholic church in Bakhmut
The Russian army has destroyed a Roman Catholic church in the center of the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region of Ukraine
Bishops bless same-sex couples in Flanders and no one bats an eyelid
This would have been major news a decade ago
Poles still revere John Paul II but have doubts about today’s Church
81 percent of Poles still regard John Paul II as a role model but expect the Catholic Church in Poland to stay out of party politics and deal with pedophilia allegations
Pandemic lowers number of practicing Catholics in Poland
A research survey shows that the Covid-19 pandemic reduced the number of church-goers, speeding up a trend which had already been underway
Poland: Tusk accuses conservatives of wanting to end divorce and contraception
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accuses Donald Tusk of lying over the latter’s claim that the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) is seeking to end divorce and contraception in Poland
Polish priest urges resistance against defacement of national and Catholic symbols
Catholic academic priest Prof. Paweł Bortkiewicz says politicians should seek legal protection for the Catholic faith
The hour of reconciliation between Polish and Ukrainian churches is at hand
The war in Ukraine is a historic chance for Ukrainians and Poles to forgive each other for past sins, said the archbishop of Lublin
Pope John Paul II’s message to Ukrainians remains relevant to this day
As Ukraine defends itself bravely against Russian aggression, the confrontation between Moscow and Kyiv is not only a military one but also one based on history, culture and religion, as Pope John Paul II understood when he visited Kyiv in 2001, writes Grzetorz Górny in portal wPolityce.pl
Arab-speaking man who spat in French priest’s face on video is ‘punished’ with citizenship course
An expert said that the offender’s discernment was impaired
UK: Scottish government accused of effectively reducing age of consent to 13
School staff will no longer be required to inform parents in all circumstances that their 13-year-old child is sexually active
Czech paradox: The nation of atheists has a ‘Christian government’
Four of the five heads of the governing coalition parties belong to some kind of church
Poland: COVID-19 pandemic led to dramatic drop in marriages and Catholic rites
The pandemic led to a serious drop in marriages and baptisms in Poland
Can the Church win the cultural war without its warriors?
The Catholic Church is stepping away from its military rhetoric just when it needs its modern-day knights to fight the cultural war against left-wing ideology, writes Catholic columnist Grzegorz Górny
Germany’s top Church officials want more migrants, easier pathway to citizenship
Germany’s top Christian organizations have played a pivotal role in promoting mass immigration to Europe
Pope John Paul I to be beatified
The incumbent head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to one of his predecessors
Donald Tusk’s lack of credibility weighs him down as a politician, says Polish political expert
The Civic Platform’s most recent convention reveals the political discord present within the party
Polish PM condemns violent attack on priest
The prime minister pointed out that the recent assault on the Polish priest in Northern Poland was only one example of the increasingly numerous acts of violence against priests and Catholics
The two faces of the Polish Catholic Church
While the urban Church suffers from a lack of interest from youth, rural churches are filled with young families at Mass, writes Dominican Father Wojciech Surówka
Pope Francis calls for ‘dialogue and solidarity’ in Slovakia
Pope Francis, who had been on a four-day visit to Slovakia since Sunday, left the country on Wednesday afternoon
German cardinal: ‘Poland is not a child to be reprimanded by incompetent politicians from the West’
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller said he believes that the EU’s pressure exacted on Poland through blackmail using EU funds should not be taking place
Pope Francis begins his visit to Slovakia
The head of the Catholic Church warns against internal slavery in his first speech in Slovakia
‘Poles should not be ashamed of their history’ – National hero who resisted communism, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, beatified in Warsaw
The battle for Poland is taking place not only in the chambers of parliament but also in the area of prayer, says historian professor Andrzej Nowak
Migrant tried for setting fire to Nantes Cathedral murders a priest after his release
The perpetrator had already received three deportation orders
Testimony: 80th anniversary of Saint Maximillian Maria Kolbe giving his life for another inmate in Auschwitz
Father Kolbe’s faith and love for others did not waver even in the Hell on Earth that was Auschwitz
No worse vision for the world than the one shown in John Lennon’s “Imagine”, says American bishop
According to bishop Robert Barron, the anti-religious ideas presented in “Imagine” are the same line of thinking which led to the evils of totalitarianism
Polish priest sentenced in Germany for “inciting hate”
Father Dariusz Oko was sentenced by a Cologne court for his article on the operations of a homosexual criminal group within the Catholic Church which sexually abused young boys and priests
Holy Mary figurine destroyed in South Poland
Yet another case of destroying religious symbols in Poland
Poland: Regional court in Poland permits profanation of Virgin Mary with LGBT symbols
The Virgin Mary stickers featured a rainbow-colored halo, but the judge ruled in favor of the defendants
Biden, a so-called Catholic, is condemned by Catholic bishops for his pro-abortion stance
Polish football fans pray for Poland in 40 churches throughout the country
Hundreds of football fans joined masses devoted to praying for guidance for Poland and its youth
Islamophobia vs. homophobia: The case of MIla is a warning to the LGBT community of Europe
The example of French teenager Mila shows that the LGBT community may come to miss the “intolerant” Catholic Church in the years to come, writes columnist of “Sieci” weekly Grzegorz Górny
The end of an era for the Polish Church
The form of the Church established by the greats such as John Paul II and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński has been exhausted in 2020, writes Catholic columnist Tomasz Terlikowski
Poland: Slightly less people attended Mass in 2019 than in 2018
The numbers attending Sunday Mass have fallen from 38.2% in 2018 to 36.9% in 2019, reports the Catholic Church’s Statistic Institute (ISKK)
Attacks on John Paul II are attempt at hostile takeover of Catholic Church, warns Polish academic
“We are dealing with totally unscrupulous people who will stop at nothing to attain their diabolical goals,” warns Polish historian professor Jan Żaryn
Head of Polish Catholic Church calls for Church to come clean over sex abuse allegations
The Primate of the Polish Catholic Church Wojciech Polak has said that the Church needs to cleanse itself of the sex abuse scandals that have engulfed it
Poland: Generation of John Paul II (JP2) has been replaced by the .JPG generation
Over the last few years, Polish youth have lost contact with the Church and the Church must rebuild the structure of the catechesis to start regaining their trust, writes Catholic commentator Grzegorz Górny
‘Kill the priest’ – Cross at Gdańsk memorial in Poland is profaned in latest anti-Christian attack
Throughout all of Poland, there have been incidents involving the vandalization of churches and sacred places at the hands of left-wing and pro-abortion activists
Dozens of Turks attack a church in Vienna; Austrian Chancellor Kurz strongly condemns attack
Chancellor Kurz promised to fight political Islam
Iraqi archbishop says Europe is naive about the dangers of radical Islam and ‘uncontrolled immigration’
People are falling because of the Islamist ideology
Attack on Polish church highlights disturbing growth in anti-Catholic crimes
An antique angel statue was demolished at a Salesian Church in Przemyśl — in the middle of mass
Will Poland’s Catholic Church face the same decline seen in Ireland?
So far in 2020, only one priest has been ordained in Ireland, a country once known for its devotion to Christianity
Cardinal Duka: Is tearing down statues the end of our Christian civilization?
Freedom cannot exist without responsibility, says Duka
St. John Paul II Polish Institute of Culture in Rome inaugurated on centenary of Polish Pope’s birth
Pope Francis wrote a letter in which he emphasized the values of John Paul II which should be exemplified by the new institution
70 years ago, communists destroyed Czechoslovakia’s monasteries overnight
In April 1950, Czechoslovak monasteries ceased to exist
Coronavirus: New laws limit the number of faithful attending Polish churches to five
Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki encouraged faithful to connect with the Church through media broadcasts
God and plagues: Christians search for a sign in coronavirus
Christians are waiting for a theological interpretation of the coronavirus epidemic, writes Grzegorz Gorny in an editorial
Polish Catholic leader calls for trust in God as coronavirus spreads
Poland’s Primate Archbishop Wojciech Polak said God would not leave people alone at a time of suffering and disease
Slovakia effectively bans Islam from country, forbids mosques
Since 2016, Slovak legislation makes it impossible for Islam to become a state-recognized religion
Polish archbishop: European gender charter threatens families and parental rights
Religion still strong in Poland: survey
There are over 10,000 parishes served by 20,500 priests
The priest who refused Joe Biden communion offers us hope: opinion
Are we approaching the End of Days?
Czech pilgrims meet with Pope Francis
Czech pilgrims end their pilgrimage at the Vatican.
Czech pilgrims to arrive in Rome
The Catholics want to thank Agnes of Bohemia for freedom.
The Church should be kept out of politics
Distorting Catholic teachings will only hurt nationalism.
Polish primate Stefan Wyszyński to be beatified
Wyszyński was often called the Primate of the Millennium.
Piťha won´t be prosecuted for criticism of the Istanbul Convention
Politicians of the liberal left want to build their political capital on attacking the Catholic Church, writes Dorota Kania for niezalezna.pl.
A quarrel in the Czech Church over the Istanbul Convention
Dominik Duka, the Archbishop of Prague and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, criticized the professor and priest Tomáš Halík. The primary cause is differing views of the Istanbul Convention and the concept of gender.
Archbishop urges politicians to “stop killing Polish hearts”
Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga urged politicians to protect the lives of unborn children. During a homily delivered in Toruń, Archbishop Dzięga spoke directly to Poland’s leadership, including PM Mateusz Morawiecki.
Opinion of the majority is not populism
A priest must have a clear stance, he cannot be neutral, former President Václav Klaus said in an article addressed to Prof. Tomáš Halík and his polemic about a controversial sermon by Prof. Piťha.
The de-wojtylization of Pope John Paul II
Despite John Paul II being canonized, there has been a phenomenon of “de-wojtylization” in the Church, claims Tomasz Terlikowski.
“Our Pope” exhibition opens in Kraków
The newest John Paul II exhibition in Kraków opens today, on the 40th anniversary of Karol Wojtyła becoming the Pope. “From all my heart, I hope that the Holy Pope will work among us once again,” retired pope Benedict XVI told the organizers.
“Kler” initiated a brutal invasion into Catholic life
The Left’s hypocrisy shows when they march into our lives in the same manner that they accuse the Church of doing so. As the movie Kler (“Clergy”) breaks a 30 year box office opening weekend record in Polish cinemas, Przemysław Harczuk uncovers how the left, in their struggle with the Church, invades Polish lives.
Anti-clerical “Kler” sparks cultural clash in Poland
Although Pawlikowski’s “Cold War” took the Golden Lions at the Gdynia Film Festival, a different film has stolen the media spotlight. “Kler” received the Audience Prize and sparked controversy amidst conservative audiences, who deem it anti-clerical.
The Pope in the Baltics
More than 100,000 people, including many Poles, attended the Mass led by Pope Francis in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Bishop of Rome spoke of the difficulties of faith and reflected on the suffering of Central Europe.