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Polish priest’s criticism of bishops, government sparks controversy

February 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: The priest, 81-year-old Father Ludwik Wisniewski, linked declining Mass attendance with “right-wing parliamentarians who claimed to be devout Catholics while inciting fear of refugees and migrants.” He held Polish bishops responsible for allowing politicization of the faith, and pointed to drops in Mass attendance and religious vocations.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Feb. 19, 2018 6:21 AM ET USA

    Polish "right-wing" Catholics welcomed in their country over 1 millions refugees from Ukraine. Why doesn't it count? One million had joined in "Rosary at the Borders" on October 7, they are phasing out Sunday shopping for religious reasons, they are consistently protecting human life and integrity of marriage and family against the EU bureaucracy. I doubt if Mass attendance would improve with uncontrolled expansion of Islam - it certainly did not help the Catholic Church in neighboring Germany.