Catholicism and Sex Shops: The Struggle for Poland’s Soul

Reuters (India): At the sound of a bell from the altar, relayed over loud-speakers, about 50,000 people at an open-air mass last month in the Polish capital dropped down to kneel in the street. It was a powerful symbol of Poland’s deeply felt Roman Catholicism, a reminder of the scenes in the 1980s when, inspired…

Devilish ‘Energy Drink’ Blasphemes the Mass

In Poland, where things seem to have gotten way bad. 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…

Court Finds Priest Guilty for Ringing Church Bells

UCA News: According to recent reports, Fr Andrzej Wrobel, the Catholic parish priest of Lewin, Poland, was sentenced to 30 hours community service yesterday for ‘noise pollution’, because he had disturbed parishioners and local residents by ringing his church bells. When I first noticed the headlines surrounding this story, which appeared in both the Telegraph…

A Eucharistic Miracle in Poland?

Yahoo.com: Poland – 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 in question developed a brown spot in 2008 after falling on…

Polish Singer Acquitted Over Bible-ripping

Ynet news: A Polish court has found a singer in a heavy metal band, who tore up the Bible during a performance, not guilty of offending religious sentiments. The judge ruled last week that the ripping of the holy book by Behemoth frontman Adam Darski could be defined as “artistic expression” consistent with his band’s…

A Salt Cathedral

Via the Creative Minority Report: An amazing Cathedral made of salt. Just when you think you have seen it all. New Advent links to a story about an underground cathedral built entirely of salt by devout Polish salt miners. Simply astounding!! It may feel like you are in the middle of a Jules Verne adventure…