Warsaw Confession


The dramatic resignation last month of Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus at his investiture Mass as archbishop of Warsaw has raised the most serious questions about the integrity of both the Polish church and the Vatican. I have considerable personal sympathy for those Polish priests and bishops like Wielgus whose cooperation, or even outright collaboration, with the secret police during the Communist era is now being revealed and universally...

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About the Author

Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, is professor of social ethics and director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.