Catholic Church in Poland

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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. »

I visited Sokołka…

Fr Florian

We reached Sokolka in the evening. It is a neat town of 20,000 people, located in the north-east from Bialystok, 16 km from the border with Belarus. There was a Mass celebrated in the crowded church. »

It came as hope

Ewa Oset

The idea of the peregrination of the Picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa was conceived in 1956 as the effect of the Jasna Gora Vows. »

In honour of Blessed Celina Borzecka

Sr. Anna Helena Skalik, CR

The celebrations venerating Blessed Celina Borzecka, the founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection, lasted three days. They began in the Church of St Margaret and St Catherine in Kety on 25 October 2009. »

The highest distinction for Fr Popieluszko

Artur Stelmasiak

On the 25th anniversary of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko’s death several dozen thousand people from all over Poland prayed at his grave in the district of Zoliborz in Warsaw. During the main celebrations Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski awarded posthumously the murdered Chaplain of Solidarity the highest state distinction: the Order of the White Eagle. »

Congratulations, Reverend Doctor!


On Thursday, 8 October 2009, there was a public defence of the doctoral dissertation of Fr Tadeusz Rydzyk at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. »

With prayer and might in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin

Rev. Msg Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of Sosnowiec.

I began my ministry as the bishop of Sosnowiec in the year which Pope Benedict XVI announced as the Year for Priests. We know that it took place on 19 June 2009 on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Because of that I still have a lot of pastoral reflections. »

Catholic media as continuation of the voice from the pulpit

Anna Wyszynska

The sunny weather helped us even more to create a warmer climate of the Pilgrimage of the Employees and Readers of ‘Niedziela’ to Jasna Gora, which was held on 19 September 2009. »

I thank God for all things

20 years of the service of the Apostolic Nuncio to Poland Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk »

Reminding priest’s first Mass

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Recently I have heard a discussion of priests whether the Year for Priests announced by Benedict XVI is a year of priesthood or a year for priests. For it is very important to focus on the essence of priesthood, i.e. priesthood as such. »

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