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A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland.

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

Jul 27, 2020

Catholics marked the 100th anniversary Monday of the consecration of Poland to the Sacred Heart.  Read more

Andrzej Duda celebrates his presidential election victory in Pułtusk, Poland, July 12, 2020.

Polish president Duda visits Marian shrine after narrow election win

Jul 14, 2020

Andrzej Duda visited Poland’s national Marian shrine Monday following his narrow presidential election victory.  Read more

Archbishop Wojciech Polak, Primate of Poland.

Primate of Poland: Church must rebuild trust amid abuse crisis

Jul 6, 2020

The Catholic Church can only rebuild trust in its handling of clerical abuse by “taking responsibility for clarifying all crimes... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis praying for Polish Catholics seeking Vatican intervention on clerical abuse

Jul 1, 2020

Pope Francis is praying for a group of lay people who appealed to him to crack down on clerical abuse... Read more

Bishop Edward Janiak of Kalisz.

Pope Francis appoints apostolic administrator for troubled Polish diocese

Jun 25, 2020

Pope Francis appointed Thursday an apostolic administrator to take charge of a Polish diocese whose bishop is under investigation over... Read more

The font where St. John Paul II was baptized in Wadowice, Poland. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Polish Catholics celebrate centenary of St. John Paul II’s baptism

Jun 20, 2020

The Church in Poland will celebrate the centenary of the baptism of St. John Paul II Saturday.  Read more

 Poland’s bishops celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice June 15, 2020. Courtesy of the Press Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference

Bishops entrust Polish Church to Mary in St. John Paul II centenary year

Jun 15, 2020

Bishops entrusted the Church in Poland to the Virgin Mary on Monday as they marked the centenary of the birth... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Jun 11, 2020

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Pilgrims venerate the Host at St. Hyacinth in Legnica, Poland.

Parish priest says reported Eucharistic miracle has led to conversions

Jun 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As the Vatican continues to evaluate a reported Eucharistic miracle in Poland, the priest of the parish where it occurred... Read more

St. John Paul II’s father, Karol Wojtyła, and mother, Emilia, with their eldest son, Edmund.

St. John Paul II’s parents’ sainthood cause has officially opened

May 7, 2020

The sainthood causes of St. John Paul II’s parents were formally opened in Poland Thursday.  Read more

The Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament.

Poland’s election planning must bring together all parties, bishops urge

May 5, 2020

Poland’s bishops have intervened in a debate about whether presidential elections scheduled for May 9 should go ahead despite a... Read more

National pilgrimage of the Polish clergy to Dachau on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in 2015.

Catholics honor the priests killed at Dachau, remember 75th liberation anniversary

Apr 29, 2020

When the U.S. Army arrived at Dachau concentration camp 75 years ago, on April 29, 1945, the clergy held captive... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Pandemic delays beatification of Cardinal Wyszynski

Apr 28, 2020

The beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, the former Primate of Poland who heroically resisted Communism, has been postponed because of... Read more

Krakow.

Polish archbishop: Not praying in churches during coronavirus outbreak 'unthinkable'

Mar 10, 2020

The president of the Polish bishops' conference has asked for an increase in the number of Sunday Masses said in... Read more

St. John Paul II in St. Peter's Square circa 1978.

Polish bishops call for John Paul II to be named co-patron of Europe

Feb 5, 2020

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St. John Paul II to be declared a... Read more

International pro-choice groups launch abortion hotline for Poles

Dec 12, 2019

A coalition of abortion advocacy groups has launched a hotline service to inform Polish women on how to procure abortion... Read more

Leader of Poland's ruling party Law and Justice, Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Poland's ruling party accused of trying to ban sex education

Oct 16, 2019

The Law and Justice Party (PiS) is supporting a law that would criminalize the “promotion of underage sexual activity” to... Read more

An image of St. Hedwig in Wroclaw, Poland.

This princess saint was not Harry Potter’s owl: St. Hedwig of Silesia

Oct 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Readers who find this story through a search engine will likely have been looking for information about Hedwig, Harry Potter’s... Read more

16 June 2019: Polish LGBT marchers display blasphemous image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

Polish archbishop compares LGBT movement to communist regime

Oct 8, 2019

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow made the comparison in a pastoral letter to the archdiocese released on Sept. 28, as he announced... Read more

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and St. John Paul II, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. Photo Courtesy of Adam Bujak/Bialy Kruk.

Vatican approves miracle of Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

Oct 3, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Thursday approval of a miracle attributed to Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the former primate of Poland known... Read more