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Remembering Polish Pope John Paul:) Posted by on Nov 8, 2013

Recently I was going through some pictures and talking to my daughter about Polish Pope John Paul II (Jan Paweł II). He was a wonderful person and I think all Poles are so proud of him! Our Polish pope changed the papacy in many ways – he was charismatic and spiritual leader, but also a very…

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Conversations with Poles – What Not to Mention Posted by on Mar 7, 2010

One thing that becomes immediately apparent from Adam’s post is that an unprepared foreigner should avoid talking politics with a Pole whenever possible, because the experience may turn out to be less than pleasant. But don’t worry, even if you get two Poles discussing politics, chances are the conversation may become very heated. How does…

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Problems with Priests (in plural) Posted by on Feb 24, 2009

What is it that I am reading about Polish priests wanting to marry and have families? This is the BBC article in English, but I have seen this story reported in the Polish media as well. A controversial topic, no doubt about it. But since I happen to know two Polish priests (we met while…

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Diversity or Political Correctness? Posted by on Nov 5, 2008

A while back I pledged that I wouldn’t write here about politics and religion, and for the most part, I stuck to my promise. But today, I will break it and talk about religion, albeit vaguely and not in the way you think. People abroad always think that Poland is a uniformly Catholic country. And…

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All Saints’ Day in Poland Posted by on Nov 2, 2008

Yesterday the entire Poland celebrated the holiday of All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych) and initially, I wasn’t going to write about it. I’ve always found this occasion to be totally and utterly depressing, regardless of how beautiful all those flickering candles may look. There is something about it that I just can’t wrap my mind…

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