Showing posts with label Poland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poland. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Archbishop Criticizes Gender Ideology: "Direct Path to Self-Destruction"

(Warsaw) Polish bishop finds clear words against the gender ideology and is showered with insults from anticlerical circles. The gender ideology is the "direct path to the self-destruction of our civilization."

The Polish Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Lodz defended the differences and complementarity of man and woman at a meeting with young people. The Archbishop tried to reject the attempt to flatten "the great and unique differences between man and woman that God thought of so wonderfully."

"2050 Whites Will be Put on Reservations": "They are planning that they will cease to exist of their own desire."

The archbishop said he could well imagine if the gender ideology should prevail, that "the few who continue to hold to the fact that man and woman are indeed equal as human beings and are fully equal in dignity, but have a different sex, and that's a good thing, will be put as Indians are in reservations by 2050." Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski is known for his vivid and clear language. He told young people at a youth catechesis in Pabianice near Lodz about the importance of accepting one's own gender and to defy every misanthropic egalitarianism.

Gender ideology is an "extremely dangerous ideology"

The former theology professor had put the gender ideology at the heart of his speech, "which has become fashionable in recent years. To be exact, it's the only valid ideology according to political correctness," said the Archbishop. The gender ideology is an attack against "gender identity" of man as male and female and for an attack against the family and the generation of children. "It is an extremely dangerous ideology that leads directly to the death of our civilization," said Msgr Jędraszewski. He could therefore imagine, if he also hopes not to experience it personally, that the few surviving whites, the smallest of the other races here in Europe will be presented as a sensation in 2050. "Behold how the people looked, who once lived there and those who have ceased existing at their own request, because they did not accept themselves biologically." The problem is mainly a problem for Europeans and thus it is also to be found in North America and Australia.

"After Us,  May Come  the Deluge" By Gender Ideology

The denial of God is unmistakable behind the gender ideology, and it is the base engine of this "ideology of self-destruction." For it is God who "created man as man and woman," said Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski. "He created them for a life together, not that each go his way, and not for homosexuality, but for the second unit, for marriage, so that they beget children, continue to give life and rule the world. Then perhaps the deluge might come after us," said the archbishop.

The speech by Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Lodz led to savage attacks against Church representatives. Anti-Church papers shower him with criticism and personal attacks. Considering the reception of what the Archbishop says, the Metropolitan had obviously hit the mark.

Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski was born in 1949 in Poznan. After his consecration, he worked in pastoral ministry and as a professor of theology. In 1997 Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of Poznan. In 2012 he was made Archbishop of Lodz by Pope Benedict XVI.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What Did the Holy Father Really Say to World Jewish Congress Leaders -- Violent Polemics in Poland

(Warsaw) The Jewish-friendly words that Pope Francis said on Monday to the Chairman of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) , who was also appreciative of this praise, is cause for violent polemics in Poland. The official statement from the Vatican about the audience granted by the Pope to the highest leadership of the WJC, and the official statement of the WJC did not meet with overall approval.
While the Vatican did not mention it, it was in the WJC statement that had been discussed  concerning Jewish affairs in Europe. In this context it came to Kosher  laws of ritual slaughter and the ban on circumcision that have been complained against by the most prominent and influential Jewish organization as "anti-Jewish". The WJC told the Pope of a "new anti-Semitism" and described in this context, Poland. A connection that offends many Poles and even Polish Church  circles.

"Special order" for Cardinal Koch in Poland? - Papal solidarity with Jews Meeting Criticism

More so the criticism  was concerned that Pope Francis, did not defend the Poles, but that he should affirm the Jewish criticism. The WJC statement said that the Pope had shown himself "concerned" about  ritual slaughter and Cardinal Koch, the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity was commissioned  "to investigate" the mattter and within the convene a special meeting next week.
The papal "solidarity" with Jews and papal "investigations" against Poland have caused a significant storm in the Polish press. In the media the Pope's  statement  is referred to as "inappropriate". The tone of criticism is, however, significantly immoderate in its choice of words. On the streets you can hear violent statements in a mixture of disappointment, misunderstanding and outrage. A woman in Krakow  of about 40 is visibly upset about the question of the papal statement, who offers the counter-question:  "Will the Pope not defend us? We are Catholics. Why is he defending the Jews who deny Christ?" The surrounding women, who come straight from their shopping, concur with her.

Vatican spokesman Lombardi Denies the World Jewish Congress

Meanwhile, is was also reported in the Jerusalem Post . On Tuesday, the matter  appeared in the daily meetings of Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi where it was discussed with journalists. Lombardi was forced to correct the statement of the World Jewish Congress. "There is no particular order of the Pope to Cardinal Koch regarding the rules for animal slaughter in Poland,"  said the Vatican spokesman.
The conflict over Jewish ritual slaughter had broken out in Poland, after the Constitutional Court had been called to  determine the method unconstitutional because of animal cruelty. It sparked violent protests by Jewish organizations in Europe and at the international level. The Jewish organizations spoke of a "devastating impact on religious freedom".

Polish Parliament Rejected a Special Permit for Jewish Ritual Slaughter

Recently  the Polish majority in Parliament rejected a bill from the bourgeois-liberal government that would allow the Jewish ritual slaughter again. The government based this decision one one taken by the EU policy in January  that allowed the Jews ritual slaughter. Israel, too, has been active in diplomatic parquet and described the Polish ban on ritual slaughter as "totally unacceptable".
The reactions of  Jewish organizations did not impress the Polish majority. The solidarity of the Pope had, however, not  been expected in Poland. Accordingly, most of the discussions are vigorously concerned with a little "Who done It," as to what Pope Francis had really told the delegation of the WJC.
The controversy also coincides with the accreditation of the new Polish Ambassador to the Holy See. Piotr Nowina-Konopka, will pay his first official visit to the Pope on Monday.

The Close Proximity of the Argentine Pope to Judaism

The Polish reactions takes the friendship and closeness to the Pope of Argentine Jews into the public spotlight. With the rabbi of Buenos Aires, the then Archbishop Bergoglio an interview book. The hospitality he gave Jewish organizations, including the Masonic B'nai B'rith,  in Catholic churches, was not without controversy even before his election as Pope in Catholic circles in Argentina. Even as Pope his audiences for Jewish leaders or representatives of Jewish organizations and his messages to the Jewish religion and to the Jewish Community in Rome is recognized this particular area. At a reception for high WJC representatives in June Francis Pope had said: "Because of the common roots  a Christian can not be an anti-Semite." On Monday, he reiterated this statement and added that a Christian to be a "good Christian" who has to understand Jewish history and tradition. [Never mind that most Catholics, even in Buenos Aires, don't know aught about Catholicism.]
In Poland, these statements are now being discussed and partly criticized. Although the intention of the June statement was clear, the choice of words, was yet inappropriate, because what is the name of "anti-Semite" exactly. The Monday Statement is ambiguous, because what was meant by "Jewish history and tradition." Jewish history and tradition of the Old Testament or today? Why must a person, to be a good Christian, know the history and traditions of the Jews after the birth of Christ?
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: traditions catholica
Trans: Tancred 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Canonization of John Paul II in October of 2013?

Warsaw (  In Poland there is speculation about a coming canonization of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005).  The Polish Catholic News Agency KAI reported  on a possible date in October of 2013 this Thursday.  The source for the unconfirmed information is not named.

In order for the canonization to come, Pope Benedict XVI. must recognize another intercession, it says. It must follow after the beatification of 1 May 2011.  On the 16th of October 2013 will be the 35th anniversary of Karol Wojtyla's election as head of the Catholic Church.

Professor Dariusz Kowalczyk of the Papal University of the Gregorian in Rome has told Polish broadcaster TVP, that it is "very probable" that the canonization will take place in October for the conclusion of the "Year of Faith".  The broadcaster speculates on the date of 20 October 2013.  In Poland, there is great eagerness for a quick canonization of Pope John Paul II.  Initially, the country's media had expected it for 2015 at the earliest.

The canonization process of John Paul II has been the shortest of modern Church history.  The Vatican is testing currently several reports of unexplained healings, which are attributed to the intercession of John Paul II.  The postulator of the canonization, Slawomir Oder, said in May that in three of the four cases had first attempted medicinal examination.  Preliminary to the beatification process, the healing of a French nun in June of 2005 was recognized as a miracle.

The canonization is a solemn declaration by the Pope about the exemplary Christian life of a person and over his final acceptance by God.  After the canonization, which will be completed during a solemn liturgy, the person concerned will be honored worldwide.

Link to source,

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Many Catholic Youth in Europe Tend to Abstinence

Genf (kathnews/CF)  Youth from the ages of 15 in Israel are far less sexually active than those of the same age in Europe.  The Jewish State showed in a comparable study on this subject that included 35 countries, was among the last places, namely 32.  The international questionnaire was commissioned in connection with the World Health Organization.  From the study, which was led in Israel by Doctor Yossi Harel Fisch and Dr. Iron Buneil of Bar-Ilan University, it says that compared to the youth of 1998, today's youth have become more conservative:  Of the 874 Jewish boys and girls 18,5% said that they had had sexual intercourse.  14 years ago they were still 27%.  The highest early age to have sexual intercourse -- according to this international Report -- were the youth of Greenland:  there it showed that 59.8% had already experienced sexual intercourse at 15.  In addition the 2nd place and 3rd places were also northern European countries:  Denmark (37.7%, Sweden (31.6%), even including Austria (31.6%) -- with England in 5th place with 31 %.

The Highest Abstinence Rate in Years: in two Catholic Countries

After the lower "Sex-numbers" come after Israel, the Ukraine (18%), Poland (15.7%) and Slovakia (12.7%).   With that indicates two Catholic countries (Poland, Slovakia) have the highest abstinence levels among their boys and girls -- or to put it another way:  the lowest sex quotas.  -- Not to forget the religiously stamped Ukraine.  Already, in the past two years the results of this international report was similar:  even then Slovakia and Poland showed the highest levels of abstinence.  The youth in Germany belonged according to a report in 2010 among the most "abstinent" countries (it sits in the lowest area, respectively the 11th from the last place: directly after Portugal).

Back to Israel and the most recent study.   The director of the Department for the Prevention of Psychosocial Damage in the Education Ministry, Hilla Segal, explained to the site "Ynet":  "We have become attentive that parents and teachers in Israel are increasingly showing a more conservative mind."  The expert continued:  "Sex in early ages leaves emotional and psychic damage.  It is increasingly clear that youth in these ages are often under pressure to engage in sexual relationships and  this harms them later."


Friday, November 2, 2012

Polish Priest: Pope Benedict Wages a Tireless War Against This Evil

Homosexual Blasphemy
against Jesus Christ.

© stevendepolo, Flickr, CC BY
The Fog is Lifting

How is it that people in ecclesiastical positions of leadership succeed, who are deeply corrupt, false and blackmailable? 

(  There is a true homosexual lobby in the Catholic Church.  Fr. Dariusz Oko described this in the German periodical 'Theologisches'.

Fr. Oko is a research fellow of the Philosophy faculty of the Papal University of John Paul II in Cracow.

It will be unscrupulously lied about

In order for an evil as grave as the homosexual disorder to hide and be tolerated, there needs to be people in important positions -- wrote the priest.

He didn't speak of a homosexual lobby, but of a "homosexual mafia".  Fr. Oko cited then cited the current Polish Justice Ministery Jaroslav Gowin.

As a member of the Polish Senate he was confronted with the case of the Posener Homo-Archbishop Juliusz Paetz.

He felt then after some investigations the presence of a "type of Mafia".

These have denied brutal circumstances and fundamentals in the defense of their interests -- even the most public.

The Priestly Seminary as Seduction

Fr. Oko suggested that the problems for a homosexually distorted individual who wants to be a priest, already begin in the Seminary.

There the homosexual seminarist finds himself in the situation, which corresponds to that of a normal man, who will find himself living in close contact with appealing women.

It is "clearly very difficult" to protect chastity.

The Homosexual Power Grab

Fr. Oko knows that the colleagues of the inner-Church homosexual mafia who are aware of the danger,  camouflage themselves.

For that they will mutually support one another.

They form informal groups and attempt, above all to rule the place, where money and power are at home.

When they have taken over positions of responsibility, promote then persons, who are similar to themselves, or such, of those they know, that because of their weak characters will never make difficulties.

In these manners it happens that there are characters who attain ecclesiastical leadership positions, who are deeply corrupt, false and blackmailable.

The Perpetrators are Made Into Victims

Those who oppose the homosexual mafia, may -- says Fr. Oko -- will get into a difficult situation.

He mentioned the case of a Vicar who attempted to protect youth from molestation by a homosexual pastor.

In such a situation it was the accuser who was severely punished -- not the perpetrator.

And:  When a priest or a religious is molested by a superior or homosexual and seeks help at the next highest level, it can happen that he will meet a homosexual in a higher position.

Homosexuals Attack

Fr. Oko believes that Benedict XVI is leading a tireless struggle against this evil.

The Pope insists that a priest must be religiously normal,  for otherwise the renunciation of marriage and the choice of celibacy would not have any sense.

On the contrary:  "The doctrine of the Pope has met resistance:  homosexual groups int he Church defend themselves and attack."

This crisis also needs intellectual means, in order to be corrected.   Hence it consists of a homosexual heresy.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

News Reports

German Submission Bishops Praise the World

Germany. The German Bishops have could have taken something from the Conciliar Fathers from other continents, something about "fear of the world" -- which is currently pulverizing the Church in Germany.  This is what Archbishop Robert Zollisch of Freiburg said to 'Katholischen Nachrichtagentur' over the World Bishops' Synod  closing on Sunday.  There were positions given about "the hostile world, from which we must be detached".  The German Church-tax Bishops are opposed, rather "going to the world".

Bishops Against Homosexual Depravity

Slovakia.  The Family Council of the Slovakian Bishops' Conference has asked the Parliament to vote against the privileging of homosexuality.  The Council warns that the homosexually disturubed  will lead to a "civil partnership in the law".  Homosexuality must not be put at the same level with a Papa-mama-baby-marriage.  The homosexually disturbed stand "in complete opposition to the sanctity of sexuality between husband and wife in marriage".  St. Paul has already addressed the loan which is due from homosexuals because of their aberration. The position recalled antique Rome, which fell because of its own immorality.

Wild Reactions

Germany.  On October 30th the former protestant Minister Andreas Theurer and his wife converted to the Church.  This was reported by the Lutheran news 'edp'.  Actually the two wanted to convert today on "Reformation Day", October 31st.  Actually that would have been felt by Protestants as a "monstrous provocation", explained Theurer.  Because of "wild reactions" the conversion was to take place on Monday.

The Poles Warn -- the Germans Downplay

Poland.  The website of the Archdiocese of Warsaw has warned against "Satanic practices", which will corrupt the youth on the so-called festival of Halloween.  It has spread occultism and sorcery.  On the other hand, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch has said on his Archdiocesan website that Halloween is next to the "carved  faces in pumpkins at scary parties" allegedly increases interest in the All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day feasts.  There is a time to have a "collective harvest wonder", he insisted.

Euphemisms About Mass Apostasy

Austria.  The decline of Christians in Europe is dependent above all on the decreasing numbers of births.  So the Old Liberal Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn took his own responsibility for this massive decline in the Church from the table, for the Church-tax News 'kathpress'.  A connection between the decline of births and the allowance by the Bishops of artificial contraception in the Mariatroster Declaration [Austrian Bishops rejected 'Humane Vitae' in 1968, although he was quick to excuse it early in September.] was not made by the Cardinal.   There is no cause for his resignation -- he smoothed over the problem beautifully.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Warsaw Archbishop: Madonna Concert 'Vulgar and Self-Indulgent"

The protest was also held against the timing of the concert in Poland, on the memorial of the murder of 200,000 of their countrymen  in the 1944 uprising against the Germans.

Warsaw (  A Madonna concert on the anniversary of the Warsaw uprising has been condemned by the Polish capital's Archbishop Henryk Hoser in his reflection on the event.  The churchman described the show for the Warsaw radio station as "blasphemous, vulgar and self-indulgent".

The call for the freedom of art with may not justify the "deafening bedlam" on this day.  "There's no excuse for this",  said Hoser according to Polish news agency HAI's report.

Every year Poland recalls its countrymen on August 1st who were murdered when the Nazis put down the uprising.

The correspondence of the Madonna's appearance was criticized by many Poles.  Around 55,000 people supported the protest of the conservative youth organization "Youth Crossing".  They also criticized that the pop star insults the Catholic Faith.

Because of the Catholic protest the Warsaw city council insisted that the singer run a two and a half minute information video on the Polish Uprising of 1944.  This was reported by Cathnews USA.  This also happened to the applause of thousands of fans. [groan]

The national statidum is in the Archdiocese of Warsaw-Praga not far from the Cathedral of Archbishop Hoser.  Already in 2009 the Poles protested against a Madonna concert on the Assumption.  The Catholic Church then declined the Catholic right-wing committee to have a Mass for the protest.  It was not opportune, was the reasoning.

(C) 2012 Catholic News Agency KNA Inc. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Poles Resist Invasion of Decadent Secularism

Edit:  A few days ago, we aired a story from the German Catholic commerce website about how Polish youth was taking to the streets against the encroachments of an alien and pernicious ideology.  Now the major news services are putting their finish on the story about an American prostitute who identifies herself with the Mother of God.

In some parts of the world, notably the United States, this kind of depravity insulting the womanhood of the nation is passed over as something you may or may not be interested in.  There aren't a lot of people interested in protecting the purity of the nation and the youth.

In Poland things are somewhat different.  It is the Polish youth who are fighting, like their grandsires, against the decadence, the materialism and narcissism of an alien culture.  This is also one of the most sacred days of the year for Poles.

August 1st is also the memorial of the Warsaw uprising when the Poles rose up against the occupying German Army.  This is a different sort of occupation.

Related News Stories:

411 writes:

Billboards promoting the concert have been vandalized with the sign of the Polish Home Army, the largest underground army in the Nazi-Occupied Europe. 

BBC, one of the most depraved news services in Europe, never the less admits:

Every year, at 1700 on 1 August, sirens wail across Warsaw and people stand still to pay their respects to the victims of the 63-day uprising, our correspondent says.
Conservative opposition MP Stanislaw Pieta has appealed to the government not to allow the concert to go ahead in Warsaw's National Stadium, Polish Radio reports.
Concert organisers have agreed to a proposal by city officials to show a short film about the uprising in the stadium before the show, in an attempt to appease the protesters.

The Telegraph is the most balanced and sympathetic:

Madonna is facing protests from Polish war veterans and conservative Catholics because her Warsaw concert tonight clashes with the anniversary of the largest and bloodiest battles in the country's history.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Poland: Catholic Youth Accuse "Madonna" of Blasphemy

Edit: first she's booed in Paris and her audience wants their money back.  Now a Polish youth organization is planning a substantial protest against her appearance in Warsaw on August 1st, on the anniversary of the 1944 uprising against the Germans.  Madonna is an invader of a different sort.

Student organization "Crusade of the Youth" is accusing Madonna of blasphemy.  45,000 Poles joined up Friday to protest against the concert on the Internet.

Warsaw (  in Poland, there are protests against a concert planned for next Wednesday by pop star Madonna.  As the Polish news agency KAI reports on Friday the Catholic student organization "Crusade of Youth" has asked the Warsaw city council to ban the show.  They accuse Madonna among other things, of blasphemy.  45,000 Poles joined Friday's protest agains the student organization of the concert.

Meanwhile, three Catholic priests called on the faithful to pray for a cancellation of the show. The concert was the main aim of Madonna's, to mock God and Christianity, according to a joint appeal by the Rev. Andrzej Grefkowicz and Pawel Wiecek Robert Pajak and the Jesuits.[Really?] Previously, the Catholic Association of the Journalists of Poland, Madonna had turned against the appearance of the new National Stadium. The spokesman of the Polish Bishops' Conference, Jozef Kloch does not wish to take a position in the dispute.

There is also criticism that the concert on the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising which takes place on 1 August 1944. Every year on this day of some estimated 200,000 Poles are remembered to have been killed by German occupiers during the suppression of the revolt. The organizers of the concert met the critics with the assistance of the City Council. Prior to Madonna's appearance a two-minute film about the Warsaw uprising will be shown. The Veterans Association of the combatants of the Warsaw uprising, however, will observe a minute's silence.

(C) 2012 Catholic News Agency KNA Inc. All rights reserved. Photo: (c) Wikipeda / Madonna 1990 / Alan Light

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Devilish "Energy Drink" Blasphemes the Mass in Poland

Edit: We got this from an organizer at Polish Facebook group Satanizm nie przejdzie - bojkot produktów Agros Nova, to ban satanic advertisement of an energy drink and its insult to the Mass in Poland of all places.  It just goes to show you that things are getting bad all over.

Catholics, Christians, all believers in God! Poland is under an assault of corporate-sponsored satanism in the form of the "Demon Energy Drink" advertisement campaign. Our young are being corrupted with praises of demonic values and occult symbolism. We have to put an end to it! Our page promotes a boycott of all the grocery products of Agros-Nova, a company that makes "Demon Energy Drink" in Poland. The more likes we have, the bigger chance we have to be successful. I urge you to add your "like" to this page [called "Satanism shall not pass - boycott of Agros Nova products"], even if you are not from Poland. This is very important! Satan is attacking the last major Catholic country in Europe. We need to stand up and defend it!

Contact information, here.

  • Agros Nova Sp. z o.o.
    al. Stanów Zjednoczonych 61 a
    04-028 Warszawa
    tel. 717 17 00
    faks 717 18 00
  • Agros Nova Sp. z o.o.
    Zakład w Łowiczu
    ul. gen. Wł. Sikorskiego 5
    99-400 Łowicz
    tel. (46) 830 27 00
    faks (46) 837 54 37
  • Agros Nova Sp. z o.o.
    Zakład w Tymienicach
    Tymienice 88
    98-220 Zduńska Wola
    tel. (43) 823 53 22
    faks (43) 825 38 33
  • KZPOW Włocławek Sp. z o.o.
    ul. Wieniecka 27
    87-800 Włocławek
    tel. (54) 236 0081 - centrala
    (54) 236 4301 (tel/fax)
    (54) 236 0228 - Dział Sprzedaży
    faks (54) 236 4256 - Dział Sprzedaży

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012

    20,000 Polish Conservatives Rally to Church

    Poland.  On the 8th of June the Polish opposition party 'Law and Justice' is pllanning a demonstration at the European soccer championship in Poland 2012 against the refusal to grant a broadcasting license to the Catholic television station "Trwam'.  This was reported by the Polish newspaper 'Rzeczpolita'.  Recently 20,000 people demonstrated in Warsaw last Saturday for the granting of a license.

    Also link here...

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Eucharistic Miracle in Poland: Confirmed by Doctors

    Edit: remember the possibly miraculous Host which was put in a ciborium as is customary and wouldn't dissolve but actually developed red specks on it that look like blood?   The possible miracle being referred to was at St. Augustine's Parish [Soon to be dissolved by the Archdiocese] in South St. Paul Minnesota.  As of yet there is still no report back, but in the case of this Polish Host, two Doctors have determined that the specks were actually heart tissue.  This event occurred back in 2008.  Here's the story:

    Roman Catholics in Poland gathered Sunday for a special Mass celebrating what they see as a miracle: the appearance on a communion wafer of a dark spot that they are convinced is part of the heart of Jesus.

    The communion wafer [It's a Consecrated Host] in question developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling on the floor during a Mass in the eastern Polish town of Sokolka. Two medical doctors determined that the spot was heart muscle tissue, church officials have said.
     Link to cathnews...

    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Anniversary of The Miracle on the Vistula: Poland Defeats the Red Army in 1920

    Edit:  Today is the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Warsaw wherein the Poles, under the cautious but inspired leadership of Józef Piłsudski drove back the Red Army at the gates of Warsaw. A poorly equipped but motivated Polish Army won out against the odds and expectations of their European supporters.  This victory was the fruit of brilliant planning on the part of the Poles and granted to them by Our Lady as many Poles went to the Monastery of Czestochowa to get intercession:
    When the Russians were at Warsaw's gates in 1920, thousands of people walked from Warsaw to Czestochowa to ask the Madonna for help. The Poles defeated the Russians at a battle along the Wisla (or Vistula) River. Today, every school child knows the victory as "The Miracle on the Wisla."[here]  
    This great victory is also the subject of a new film set to be released in October by Jerzy Hoffman.  In contrast to his other films, the famed Polish director now has an opportunity to portray the Russians as the enemy, which he avoided doing in his earlier dramatizations of Henry Sienkiewicz's Trilogy.  It's amazing what not having a few Soviet Shock Armies at your doorstep will do for artistic freedom and the Catholic faith.  This film has a notable religious dimension and underscores Poland's growing religious feeling.

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Poland Continues Drive to Abolish Abortion

    Edit: What you need to get rid of Abortion is a Catholic Government. Cowtowing to the Republicans like the Pro-Life movement does offers no realistic remedies because it is a facile movement with no deep spiritual moorings.

    Friday, July 1, 2011

    Polish Youth Favor Banning Abortion: Poland Prepares Vote on Abortion

    Editor: check out the way the ages are set up in this Life News article. The hippie generation of 68 is less in support of the Catholic position than the younger, better and more promising, generation. Once again, we're seeing that the generation which fell for all the newfangled ideas, the abortion, the draconian family law, the divorce, the contraception and the sodomy is out of step with Poland's Zeigeist.

    "...76% of those aged 15 to 24 favor total protection for unborn children."

    [Life News] Poland lawmakers cast their initial vote on legislation that would ban all abortions in the European nation — supporting a bid to move ahead with legislation that would tighten the nation’s laws already prohibiting most abortions.

    The PRO Foundation has organized a grassroots campaign to lobby MPs to support the legislation and the nation’s Catholic bishops have also played an integral role in advancing the legislation. The legislation is the result of a citizen-led initiative drive in which sponsors collected 100,000 signatures over the course of three months but which resulted in collecting 600,000 petitions in just two weeks.

    The bill would remove the rape and incest exceptions from the current federal law in Poland and provide protection for pregnant women and unborn children starting at conception. Also, currently, Polish law allows for abortion in cases related to maternal health, if the pregnancy is the result of “illegal activity,” or if the unborn child is disabled.

    Some Polish abortion practitioners have reportedly manipulated the law to do abortions on children with minor problems such as a cleft palate and others are misreporting the fetal age of the unborn baby at the time of the abortion to escape prosecution.

    According to an AFP report, members of the Polish parliament turned back an effort by left-wing legislators to stop progress on the bill and, instead, they sent it to a committee for further work. Members of the Sejm voted 254-151 against the communist Democratic Left Alliance’s motion to reject the legislation and, in a subsequent vote, lawmakers sent the bill to committee for finalization.

    Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, a former assistant to Pope John Paul II, told Poland’s largest opinion weekly, Gosc Niedzielny, “The Church clearly teaches that it is the obligation of Catholics not to protect the current ‘compromise’ but to aim at complete protection of life. This is a solution, which the Church calls for. I support all efforts aiming at improving the protection of human life.”

    The Nazi invasion in World War II brought legalized abortions to Poland and the situation was exacerbated under Communist rule by the Soviet Union. In 1993, a free Poland put the current pro-life laws in place but did not ban all abortions.

    A survey conducted earlier this month demonstrates a shift in the population’s attitudes about abortion and showed 65% of Poles agree that the law “should unconditionally protect the life of all children since conception,” and 76% of those aged 15 to 24 favor total protection for unborn children. Some 57 percent of those aged 55 to 70 agree that a ban on abortions is appropriate.

    Link to lifesite...

    The photo is of Polish Youth, a Catholic patriotic association which would do well to provide a model for similar organizations, which are practically non-existent, in the United States.

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Poland Crumbles to Sodom

    Poland to end gay marriage abroad discrimination

    27.04.2011 08:11
    Polish registry offices will be issued with new certificates which will effectively end in Poland discrimination against same sex couples wanting to get married or enter into a civil partnership abroad.

    The Ministry of Interior will issue a new type of certificate - which is needed for all couples, heterosexual or homosexual who wish to get married outside of Poland  - without the section calling for the identification of the future spouse and so taking away the possibility that the registrar could refuse to sign it if he or she was against same-sex partnerships.

    “Work is already underway and there will be a new type of certificate without the section concerning future spouses,” Ministry spokeswoman Małgorzata Woźniak told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

    Currently, registry offices only issues the certificates to heterosexual couples. The new certificates will not require someone wanting to obtain the certificate to give the name of their partner.

    The Campaign Against Homophobia says it has numerous examples of gay and lesbians being refused the certificate which would enable them to marry in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands or other countries where same-sex civil unions are legal. (pg) 

    H/t: Pewsitter

    Friday, March 4, 2011

    Polish Church Gets Back its Property Stolen by the Communists

    Poland: The Polish State will return property stolen from the Church by the Communists. The current State Commission ruled on this after a twenty year study. The final ruling was made on Wednesday. The Church will receive 65,000 Hectares [160,615 Acres] of Land and 36 Million Euros back.

    It's about 251 square miles, or about 20 Percent of the land area of Luxembourg.

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    Image from, here. It's in the comments section in a discussion about the meaning of Communism.

    Saturday, December 11, 2010

    Study: 83 Percent of Poles Trust Benedict XVI

    Only 15 of those questioned knew who the Primate of Poland's name.

    Warsaw ( In Poland Pope Benedict XVI. enjoys the highest esteem of all Catholic worthies.   83 percent of those over 14- years old trust the Church head, according to a study of the Institute GfK of Poland in connection to the paper "Rzeczpospolita" [Thursday] .  He follos the local Bishop 73 percent or  local Pastor (71 Perent).   For the study, 1.000 Poles were personally asked.

    Only 15 Perxent of those questioned knew correspondingly, the name of the Primate of Poland elected last June, Archbishop Josef Kowalczyk.  Never the less 73 percent said they trusted the honorary head of the Church of Poland.  17 Percent believed that Warsaw Cardinal  Kazimierz Nycz was primate: 15 Percent thought that Cardinal Jozef Glemp still occupies the office.

    A majority of 56 Percent spoke out on the subject that the Church in Poland will be supported completely by collections and donations; 8 Percent desire a Church tax like in Germany.   Still in the summer Opinion Taker CBOS reported sinking polls for the Church.  According to that 35percent of Poles have a negative opinion of the institution.   Correspondingly only 54 percent of the Church was positive about the work of the Church.  In April was was still 73 percent.

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    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Catholic schools cannot refuse to hire gay teachers, says Brussels


    28.10.2010 @ 19:52 CET

    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - The European Commission has said that Roman Catholic schools in Poland or elsewhere in the EU cannot refuse to employ gay teachers.

    EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding said on Wednesday (26 October) in a written statement that EU law on non-discrimination in the workplace allows religious outfits "to take a person's religion or belief into account, where necessary, when recruiting personnel and to require their personnel to show loyalty to that ethos."

    But she added: "While it is difficult to make a statement about a hypothetical case, the commission fails to see how a teacher's sexual orientation could reasonably constitute a genuine and determining occupational requirement."

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    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Svetlana Medvedeva commemorates victims of Polish airplane crash in Smolensk Cathedral

    Smolensk, October 11, Interfax – Svetlana Medvedeva visited the Assumption Cathedral late on Sunday and thus finished her trip to Smolensk.

    After memorial events at the Katyn memorial complex Russian President's spouse visited the cathedral in company with president's representative plenipotentiary to the Central Federative District Georgy Poltavchenko, governor of the Smolensk Region Sergey Antufyev and Bishop Feofilakt of Smolensk and Vyazma.

    Bishop Feofilakt told Medvedeva dramatic story of the church and mentioned artifacts kept in it, then Medvedeva participated in the divine service held to commemorate 96 passengers of Tu-154 crashed on April 10 when landing on the Severny airdrome.

    Medvedeva lit the candle before the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God Hodigitria (She who shows the way) and gave the bishop an icon of St. John the Theologian as a present.

    Interfax original...