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Sister Cecylia Maria Roszak.

Polish nun who helped saved Jews during Holocaust dies at 110

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Soon-to-be beatified nurse, laywoman lived for others

Hanna Chrzanowska, a 20th-century Polish nurse and laywoman who will be beatified in Krakow Saturday, is a model of how... Read more

Polish bishops applaud bill to ban abortions based on disability

As pro-life legislation moves forward in Poland, the nation’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference applauded the measure, stressing that every human person... Read more

Shopping in Poland.

Polish lawmakers consider closing shops on Sundays

Poland could gradually end Sunday shopping in the next three years, if lawmakers approve a bill under consideration in the... Read more

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

Extreme nationalism was not John Paul II’s vision for Poland, historian says

St. John Paul II’s teachings propose a different, better vision for Poland than that of a massive Warsaw march led... Read more

French court orders cross removed from JPII statue

France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat has ordered a cross to be removed from a statue of Pope Saint... Read more

Venerable Serafin Kaszuba, c. 1945.

Priest who secretly ministered under Soviet rule moves closer to sainthood

On Monday Pope Francis advanced eight causes for sainthood, including a Capuchin priest who ministered underground across the Soviet Union... Read more

Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Our Lady of Czestochowa to receive a new crown

Three hundred years ago this September the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa was crowned Queen and Protector of Poland... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vaticans Apostolic Palace.

Twentieth century Polish nurse among causes advancing toward sainthood

Pope Francis on Friday approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Hanna Chrzanowska, a Polish nurse and... Read more

The Polish bishops hold their plenary assembly in Zakopane, June 6, 2017.

Polish bishops see continuity between Amoris laetitia, Familiaris consortio

The pastoral care of families was one of the key areas of discussion for Poland's bishops in their latest plenary... Read more

One of Poland's new priests is the prime minister's son

A son of the Polish prime minister has been ordained a Catholic priest, and he celebrated his first Mass this... Read more

Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Polish parliament recognizes coronation of Mary as nation's queen

Poland's government has adopted multiple resolutions establishing 2017 as a Jubilee Year for the country, celebrating the 300th anniversary of... Read more