Catholic Church in Poland

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What is Czestochowa famous for

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

We are waiting for the great feast of our city – the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Jasna Gora, with its Miraculous Picture of Our Lady, is our real diamond, which has made us famous in the world for ages. »

Nation should not be disregarded

Archbishop Jozef Michalik

Let us begin our reflection with the question, ‘Will Poland’s history include another date and painful remembrance from today (Tuesday 3 August): the next month of the conflict concerning the cross outside the Presidential Palace? »

Removing the cross with priests’ hands

Fr Witold Jedynak

The state authorities and a considerable part of their political supporters begin to be disturbed by the so-called Smolensk cross, which commemorates one of the biggest national tragedies in the contemporary history of Poland. »

I am a Catholic priest...

Fr Lukasz Jaksik

Before the war only three titles published in Niepokalanow constituted half of the whole Catholic press in Poland. Today one million and two hundred thousand copies may be only a dream of publishers. Who was the father of this success? »

Fight against Christianity

Fr Andrzej Rebacz, CSsR, called the gay manifestation EuroPride, to be held in Warsaw in July 2010, an element of flight against Christianity. »

‘Blessed fr Jerzy Popieluszko’

Fr Sylwester Lacki, CSMA

New album of the Publishing House ‘Michalineum’ and Grzegorz Galazka »

Well, Poland, we have a Blessed!

Katarzyna Woynarowska

‘Recently, some journalist asked me why we need Fr Jerzy Popieluszko’s beatification. And whether the Church made a research on how many people wanted that beatification. »

We welcome the new Primate of Poland

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The news that the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk the new Metropolitan of Gniezno and at the same time the Primate of Poland spread over Poland like wildfire. »

Charismatic chaplain for the Polish community

Urszula Buglewicz

The auxiliary bishop of Lublin Ryszard Karpinski was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland for ‘outstanding merits in pastoral service and promotion of national values among the Polish immigrants.’ »

A firm stand to defend the cross

Joanna Szczerbinska

During the pontificate of John Paul II we had the chance to see an immediate reaction of the Publishing House ‘Bialy Kruk’ to important events in the Church. »

Jasna Gora Shrine in 2009

Fr Ignacy Rekawek, custodian of the Jasna Gora Shrine and Fr Stanislaw Tomon, Jasna Gora Press Office.

About 3,500,000 pilgrims came to the Jasna Gora Shrine in the year 2009. – 167 national pilgrimages gathered 867,298 people. »

Polish bishops defend the cross

Fr Mariusz Frukacz

The stand of the Church in Poland concerning the verdict of the European Court in Strasburg on the removal of crucifixes, the issue of propedeutic period in Polish major seminaries. »

Fragments of the pastoral letter of Archbishop Jozef Michalik for the Year for Priests - 2009/2010

Looking at priesthood anew

Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year for Priests in June 2009. It is worth asking what the Pope meant by launching this initiative. »

The light of love and hope

Agnieszka Raczynska-Lorek

On Christmas Eve we light a Caritas candle as a symbol of our unity with those in need. When we light it we offer others some part of our hearts and warmth. »

Polish senators defend the crucifix

The declaration of the senators of Right and Justice directed to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mr. Donald Tusk concerning the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg on the presence of crucifixes in public places. »

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