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Miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko

France: completes the process ws. Miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko Francja: kończy się proces ws. cudu za wstawiennictwem bł. Jerzego Popiełuszki Translated via Google Translate France: completes the process ws. Miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko 2015-09-04 14:10 bp (KAI) / Créteil / KAI Closing Ceremony ws process. Presumed miracle through the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko will be held on September 14 at the Cathedral of Creteil near Paris – KAI learned in the Polish Catholic Mission in France. This is accomplished by the local ordinary, Bishop Michel santier on the 68th anniversary of the birth of Polish martyr and third anniversary of the medically inexplicable healing of François Audel with atypical chronic myeloid leukemia, which was the subject of the process. Process file will be sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. If the consul Medical confirm the inexplicable nature of the congregation healing, consul theological finds link between healing and prayer for the intercession of Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko, and cardinals and bishops – members of the congregation take their decisions, then prefect of the congregation will be able to ask the Pope for permission to issue a decree on the ensuing miracle through the intercession of the patron saint of “Solidarity”. This will open the way for his canonization. 56-year-old François Audelan, the father of three daughters for 11 years was suffering from chronic myelogenous leukemia unusual. He was in the hospital them. Albert Chenevier in Créteil. It has not helped previously used […]

First anniversary of Martial Law, August 1982

First anniversary of Martial Law, August 1982 1

Introduction by Paul Hensler: As the first anniversary of martial law approached Father Jerzy became more and more aware that the regimes letter writing campaign against him was causing concern with his Primate, Cardinal Glemp. He had to find a way to continue speaking the truth – but find others to say the actual words. In his sermon at the Fatherland Mass of August 29, he uses the quotes of three powerful church leaders to deliver his anti-government message.; First, Pope John Paul II, “The first love of those who govern is the love of those whom they govern”, then a quote from the late Cardinal Wyszynski, “Governments cannot be tyrants and a country cannot become an organized prison” and finally Primate Glemp” First, release Lech Walesa, Second, release all the interned.” It seemed that Father Popieluszko could not be deflected from his mission by the needling policies of the authorities, but he was becoming dog-tired. Small signs showed that the police and its informer network were drawing their web closer around him. The sermon of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, August 29, 1982: Holy Mass for the Fatherland on August 29, 1982 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [opening remarks] As each month, on the last Sunday, we gather at Christ’s altar to send up our prayers for the freedom of our Country. Free- dom which, as Monsignor Bogucki said a month ago, is not ours through anyone’s grace, but is given to us by God. Man was created free to such […]

Warsaw Poland, July 1982

Warsaw Poland, July 1982

Introduction by Paul Hensler: As the summer of 1982 bore down on Warsaw word began to spread about a young priest speaking about a forbidden topic, freedom. The reaction to his first four sermons at the monthly Mass for The Fatherland brought so many people to his church that the overflow was forced into the streets. This was highly illegal, without the appropriate city permits. Also in these huge crowds was the Secret Police, who mixed into the crowds and began recording his sermons. That summer the Council For Religious Affairs had two official complaints about Father Popieluszko. Typical of the written protests was a letter by Minister Lopatka to the church leadership; “Father Popieluszko’s attitude, as well as the atmosphere he created, changed a religious gathering into a political demonstration, threatening law and order in the capital.” This, said the minister, contributed “toward increasing alarm among the public and excited rowdy individuals.” Unless church authorities acted against Popieluszko and priests like him, it would be regarded as sharing responsibility for the collapse of public order. Because of the increasing pressure from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Holy Mass for The Fatherland on July 25, 1982 was concelebrated by Monsignor Teofil Bogucki and Father Popieluszko with Monsignor Bogucki delivering the sermon. [opening remarks] I heartily welcome everyone whose faith in God and love for Country brought here because this is what we had in mind introducing a year ago, this High Mass, offered for the glory of God and the Good of Our Country. No other motives propelled us, only […]