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A pro-life billboard in Poland sponsored by the Our Children Foundation - Education, Health, Faith. Photo credits: Archive.

Pro-life billboard campaign unveiled in Poland after abortion ruling

Pro-life campaigners in Poland have unveiled a billboard campaign following a landmark ruling on abortion.  Read more

Baby Feet. Credit: Morgan via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

Landmark abortion ruling published in Poland

Poland’s constitutional court published on Wednesday the rationale for its declaration that abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional three months... Read more

Fr. Marceli Godlewski. Credit: Franciscan Sisters of the Family of Mary, Warsaw.

How a Catholic pastor saved hundreds of his Jewish neighbors in the Warsaw Ghetto

Before the war, Fr. Marceli Godlewski seemed an unlikely candidate to be honored as “Righteous Among the Nations.” But he... Read more

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Polish Catholic patient at center of UK court battle dies

A Polish Catholic patient at the center of a U.K. court battle died on Tuesday despite last-minute efforts by bishops... Read more

A mosque in Gdańsk, Poland. Credit: altotemi via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Polish Catholic Church’s ‘Day of Islam’ seeks to ‘overcome prejudices’

The Polish Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Islam” on Tuesday is an opportunity to overcome prejudices, a bishop who oversees... Read more

U.K. health secretary Matt Hancock.

Bishops write to UK Health Secretary over plight of Polish Catholic patient

Catholic bishops wrote to Britain’s Health Secretary on Wednesday, expressing concern about the plight of a Polish patient in a... Read more

‘This image is very offensive to many people’: Poland’s ‘rainbow halo’ trial begins

The trial of three activists who distributed posters depicting Poland’s Black Madonna icon with a rainbow halo will resume next... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish archbishop asks English cardinal to intervene after ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of... Read more

Bishop Romuald Kaminski reads Psalm 130 at Bródno Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 17, 2021. Credit: Jakub Truszynski.

Poland’s Catholics and Jews mark Day of Judaism with psalms, music, and silent prayer

Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.  Read more

A Three Kings parade in Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland, Jan. 6, 2021. Photo credits: Karol Darmoros/Polskie Radio and Orszak Trzech Króli.

Scaled-down Three Kings parades held in Poland due to coronavirus pandemic

An estimated 2,500 Three Kings parades took place in Poland on Wednesday amid tight coronavirus restrictions.  Read more

Credit: Eliška Zeisková (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

A pontifical university in Poland is patenting a beer that will give drinkers a taste of the Middle Ages.  Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński with Cardinal Karol Wojtyła, the future St. John Paul II. Photo courtesy of Adam Bujak/Biały Kruk.

Polish parliament declares 2021 the Year of Cardinal Wyszynski

The Polish parliament has declared 2021 the Year of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, in honor of the churchman who helped to... Read more

The relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe are transferred to the Polish parliament. Credit: Andrzej Hrechorowicz/sejm.gov.pl.

Relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe installed in chapel of Polish parliament

Relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe were installed in a chapel in Poland’s parliament before Christmas.  Read more

The coffins of 640 unborn children in the Church of Holy Trinity in Gończyce, Poland, Dec. 12, 2020. Photo

Funeral Mass for 640 unborn children is held in Poland

A Catholic bishop presided Saturday at a funeral Mass for 640 unborn children in Poland.  Read more

Pope John Paul II, pictured in 1992.

St. John Paul II: 1,700 professors respond to ‘wave of accusations’ against Polish pope

Hundreds of Polish professors have signed an appeal defending St. John Paul II following criticism in the wake of the... Read more

Mass at Poznań Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Poland, on Jan 1, 2012.

Catholic Church in Poland records 1.3% fall in Sunday Mass attendance in 2019

The number of people attending Sunday Mass in Poland fell by 1.3% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured in Warsaw Feb. 12, 2020.

Polish Catholic leader to European Parliament: There can be no compromise on the right to life

A Catholic archbishop spoke out Wednesday after the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Poland’s pro-life laws.   Read more

 Sr. Wanda Boniszewska (1907-2003).

‘We had no idea’: The hidden life of the reputed stigmatist tortured by Stalin’s secret police

Sr. Wanda Boniszewska led an extraordinary life. But for one religious sister who lived with her in the last years of... Read more

Pope John Paul II at prayer in 1991.

Polish Catholic university defends St. John Paul II against ‘slander’ in wake of McCarrick Report

A Polish Catholic university rejected Saturday claims that St. John Paul II failed to combat clerical abuse.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, pictured Jan. 15, 2018.

McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II was deceived about ex-cardinal, says Polish archbishop

The McCarrick Report showed that St. John Paul II was deceived about the disgraced ex-cardinal, the president of the Polish... Read more