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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the conservative Law in Poland.

Law and Justice Party leader praises Polish archbishop for LGBT opposition

Aug 19, 2019

The leader of Poland’s ruling party praised the Archbishop of Krakow on Sunday for his opposition to the redefinition of... Read more

St. John the Baptist parish in Szczecin. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień.

Polish priest attacked in sacristy during apparent robbery

Jul 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Catholic priest was severely beaten in an attack by three men in the sacristy of St. John the Baptist... Read more

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Polish IKEA fires employee for Biblical opposition to pride event

Jul 1, 2019

An Ikea worker in Poland has filed a lawsuit after being fired last week for posting Bible verses opposing homosexual... Read more

Fr. Michel Los was ordained in a Warsaw hospital a few weeks before his death.

Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

Jun 17, 2019

A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna (R) addresses the Polish bishops' plenary assembly in Wałbrzych, June 14 2019.

Lead by example, not documents, Vatican abuse expert tells Polish bishops

Jun 14, 2019

As the Catholic Church in Poland continues to respond to sex abuse by clergy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a leading Vatican... Read more

Father Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, who is recovering from being stabbed the morning of June 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Wrocław.

Polish priest in stable condition after being stabbed before Mass

Jun 10, 2019

A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources... Read more

 Michel Los, a young priest with terminal cancer at a military hospital in Warsaw, Poland.

Facing terminal cancer, Polish man ordained priest in hospital bed

May 28, 2019

May is ordination month in many dioceses, but the ordination of Fr. Michal Los, FDP, a member of the Orionine... Read more

A press briefing by the Polish bishops' conference held in Warsaw, May 22, 2019.

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims

May 24, 2019

The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as... Read more

Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki. CNA file photo.

'I was deeply moved and saddened'- How Polish bishops react to documentary on clerical abuse

May 14, 2019

Catholics bishops in Poland are responding to a new documentary that addresses clerical sexual abuse in the country.  Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki at the Synod of Bishops, Oct. 16, 2018.

Polish bishops release ‘tragic’ report on sexual abuse

Mar 15, 2019

Nearly 400 Polish priests were accused of sexual abuse of minors from 1990 until 2018, a study commissioned by the... Read more

Members of Have No Fear, a Polish organization for sex abuse victims and advocates, speak to media in Rome, Feb. 21, 2019.

Polish sex abuse victims meet Pope Francis, release abuse report

Feb 21, 2019

By Courtney Mares

A Polish delegation of sex abuse victims and advocates met Pope Francis Wednesday, and presented the pope with a report... Read more

Sister Cecylia Maria Roszak.

Polish nun who helped saved Jews during Holocaust dies at 110

Nov 21, 2018

Believed to be the “oldest nun in the world,” Polish Dominican nun Sister Cecylia Maria Roszak has died at the... Read more

Bishops at the 2018 synod of bishops.

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers – Oct 25

Oct 26, 2018

On the morning of October 25th , the Synod Fathers went on a pilgrimage ad Petri Sedem.  Read more

Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. Courtesy of the Polish bishops' conference

Polish priest, martyr and hero: Remembering Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko

Oct 19, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Communist officials kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko, they likely did not intend to help create a Polish hero,... Read more

Priest collar.

Film spurs hundreds of abuse allegations in Poland as crisis spreads to Europe

Oct 15, 2018

A Polish film depicting unsavory characters as clerics has broken box office records and sparked a wave of sexual abuse... Read more

Youth at the Stadium prayer event in Warsaw, Oct. 6, 2018.

40,000 young people in Warsaw pray together for synod

Oct 8, 2018

About 40,000 young people gathered Saturday at the National Stadium in Warsaw to pray for the synod of bishops taking... Read more

A synod summary from the Polish synod fathers

Oct 4, 2018

The first session of the synod of bishops on young people, the faith, and vocational discernment was held Thursday, with... Read more

Polish priest walking, as part of the "prayer of priestly hearts and feet" vocations pilgrimage. Courtesy photo

Why some Polish priests are on a pilgrimage 'relay' this summer

Jul 20, 2018

There are 900 priests and almost 100 seminarians in the Archdiocese of Czestochowa. But the people of this Polish diocese... Read more

Polish bishops at a plenary assembly in Zakopane, June 2017.

For Poland's bishops, Pope Francis continues Catholic teaching on the family

Jun 12, 2018

Pope Francis’ thought on the family reveals the importance of “tenderness and closeness” in pastoral ministry and should be read... Read more

Selfies and Twitter – how one Polish diocese is promoting life

May 11, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Archdiocese of Lublin has launched a campaign urging Catholics to take to social media in defense of the unborn,... Read more