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EU Parliament blasts Poland for protecting disabled babies from abortion

The resolution is titled 'On the de facto ban on the right to abortion in Poland,' but international law recognizes no 'right' to kill babies in the womb.Sat Dec 5, 2020 - 7:27 am EST By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., LifeSite News, December 5, 2020The European Parliament has adopted a resolution... read more
Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, retired archbishop of Wroclaw, Poland

‘Hard times’ ahead for Church in Poland after cardinal sanctioned by Vatican

By Paulina Guzik, Crux, November 7, 2020 KRAKÓW, Poland – In an unprecedented move for the Polish Church, the Vatican banned a retired cardinal from public ministry, public appearances, and the use of the bishop’s insignia. Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz of Wrocław also cannot be buried... read more

Poland is Falling?

By Casey Chalk, Crisis, November 4, 2020 Poland several times has played a pivotal, spoiler role in overcoming some of the greatest threats to Western civilization. In 1683, a Polish army led by John III Sobieski repelled an Ottoman army besieging the city of Vienna that threatened the survival... read more
Marta Lempart

Polish pro-abortion leader urges ‘revolt’ against Church, amid Mass interruptions and protests

CNA Staff, November 2, 2020 A leader of Poland’s pro-abortion movement urged Catholics to oppose the Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion in the country, even suggesting the possibility of vandalism or other attacks on Catholic churches. When journalist Beata Lubecka suggested during... read more

Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling

CNA Staff, October 28, 2020 An archbishop urged Polish Catholics to pray and fast Tuesday after protesters disrupted Masses in the wake of a landmark court ruling on abortion. Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Kraków issued the appeal Oct. 27 after demonstrators interrupted Sunday Masses... read more

Catholics mark centenary of Poland’s consecration to the Sacred Heart

CNA Staff, July 27, 2020 Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart. The act took place on July 27, 1920, and was followed three weeks later by a resounding Polish victory over the Red Army known as the “Miracle on the Vistula.” In... read more

One in four new Catholic priests in Europe is Polish – but numbers are falling

Notes from Poland, February 17, 2020 One in four ordainments of Catholic diocesan priests in Europe takes place in Poland, according to data from the Polish Institute for Catholic Church Statistics. But the number of new priests is falling overall, while there has been a rise in the number... read more
Protestors in Warsaw, Poland, 0otside the apostolic nunciature demanding the resignation of Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Krakow, for likening the LGBTQ community and the rainbow flag to a "communist plague." (CNS photo/Dawid Zuchowicz, Agencja Gazeta via Reuters)

Krakow’s Archbishop Jędraszewski under fire for remarks about “rainbow plague”

Throughout this summer, Poland has descended into a culture war over the organization of gay pride events. By Filip Mazurczak. The Dispatch, August 16, 2019 When Marek Jędraszewski was nominated by Pope Francis to be the new archbishop of Krakow, I wrote that he was a strong culture... read more