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Polish archbishop under fire for claiming 'secularist attack on the Church'

Catholic World News - February 23, 2012

A Polish archbishop has plunged himself into controversy with a claim that the country is “witnessing a systematic attack on the Church from various libertine, atheist, and Masonic spheres.”

Archbishop Jozef Michalik of Przemyskl, who made the remark in a Lenten message, immediately came under fire from political leaders who charged that he was aggravating divisions in society. Media spokesmen angrily denied the archbishop's claim that Catholic voices are being excluded from public discussions.

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  • Posted by: rpp - Feb. 24, 2012 12:22 PM ET USA

    The media response to such charges can crudely be described as spitting on you and calling it rain.

  • Posted by: mamato085337 - Feb. 24, 2012 8:55 AM ET USA

    Stand tall, Archbishop! That leftie ex-Dominican Bartos is showing his imitation of the lefties in the American Congress, usinig their words of "hate" and "enemies". Get original, you Lefties, and grow up while you're at it.

  • Posted by: cloudchaser64 - Feb. 23, 2012 6:44 PM ET USA

    Right on, Archbishop Michalik. You are an excellent Shepherd!

  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Feb. 23, 2012 3:01 PM ET USA

    Given the howls of indignation it sounds like the Archbishop hit the target.

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