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Was St. Stanislaus comfortable?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Apr 11, 2013

On this feast of St. Stanislaus I can’t help wondering whether the great Polish bishop and martyr was “comfortable” confronting King Boleslaus. The foes of St. Stanislaus said that the bishop was playing politics when he excommunicated the king. That argument has a very contemporary flavor, doesn’t it?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: shrink - Apr. 11, 2013 2:42 PM ET USA

    St Stan was not into the therapeutic.