Showing posts with label Krakow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Krakow. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Archbishop of Kraków Celebrates Installment Pontifical High Mass Ad Orientem

(Warsaw) The new Archbishop of Krakow, Monsignor Marek Jedraszewski , celebrated the Pontifical Mass for his official installation.

Archbishop Jedraszewski was appointed in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. as the Archbishop of Lodz. Prior to that, he had been auxiliary bishop of Poznań since 1997. After the retirement of Stanislav Cardinal Dziwisz on 8 December 2016 for reasons of age, Pope Francis appointed Jedraszewski as  the 5th Archbishop and 78th Bishop of Krakow. Karol Wojtyla, the later Pope John Paul II, was 2nd Archbishop and 75th Bishop of Krakow. In 1925 Krakow was elevated to an archdiocese. The Church province covers the area of ​​Little Poland.

Last Saturday, 28 January, the new Archbishop's enthronement took place. He is considered a candidate for Cardinal dignity. Since the end of the nineteenth century, all the senior shepherds had belonged to the Cardinal's collegium. Five cardinals, numerous bishops, the clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese  took part in the solemn ceremony in the Wawel Cathedral. President Andrzej Duda also came to Krakow with his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

Archbishop Jedraszewski celebrated the Solemn Pontifical Mass ad orientem, as was the case in the church celebration until the liturgical form of 1965. Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Order of the Sacraments, called on all priests worldwide to return to the Eucharistic direction of ad Deum and to abandon the Protestant celebration in facing the people.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL / InfoCatolica
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Polish Conference President: Freemasonry Without and Divisions Within the Church

The President of the Polish Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Jozef Michalik:  "We are seeing how the Church is being targeted, as various libertarian, atheistic and Free masonic circles are attacking."

Przemysl (  Poland's Catholic Church is being driven to the wall, in the opinion of the president of its Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Jozef Michalik. "We are seeing how the Church is being targeted, as various libertarian, atheistic and Freemasonic circles are attacking," said a critical Michalik in a Pastoral Letter for Lent this Monday.

Even the "government institutions", which are actually promoting pluralism in the media, have finally "discriminated" against a Catholic television station. Michalik said, with a glance at the denial of a digital license for "Trwam", the TV broadcaster of the conservative "Radio Maryja", that the conscience of the nation is becoming focused. There are attacks on the Catholics that do not fall on liberal TV broadcasters and print media.

Much more dangerous in the Archbishop's estimation are "divisions within the Church".  Spiritual superiors and even Bishops have refused to obey.  Michalike did not name names in his pastoral letter.  The text should be available at a reading in the coming Sunday at Liturgies in the southeast Polish Diocese of Przemysl.

A spectacle concerns perhaps the Priest Piotr Natanek from the Diocese of Krakow.  He campaigned massively for the introduction as Jesus as King of Poland and called upon, despite warnings from the Catholic Church leaders, "the Knights of Christ the King".  The Krakow Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz had forbidden Natanek,  to celebrate Masses any longer or hear confessions.

The denial of a digital frequency for "Trwam"  has strained the relationship for weeks between the Church and the conservative-liberal government.  More than a million Poles signed, according to the TV broadcaster, a letter of protest to the Broadcasting Authority.  They refused the license because of the supposed financial instability of the broadcaster.  The membrs of the Broadcasting Authority are responsible to both chambers of Parliament and the State President.  Besides "Trwam" four other TV broadcasters with licenses have failed

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