Friday, October 20, 2017

WHAT REAL COURAGE LOOKS LIKE. YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 19, WAS HIS FEAST DAY.

Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko

Born to a farm family. Ordained on 28 May 1972 in the archdiocese of Warsaw, Poland. Noted and vocal anti-Communist preacher during the period of Communist rule in Poland. Worked closely with the anti-Communist Solidarity union movement. When martial law was declared in Poland to suppress opposition, the Church continued to work against the Communists, and Father Jerzy’s sermons were broadcast on Radio Free Europe. The secret police threatened and pressured him to stop, but he ignored them. They trumped up evidence and arrested him in 1983, but the Church hierarchy indicated that they would fight the charges; the false charges were dropped, Father Jerzy was released, continued his work, and was pardoned in a general amnesty of 22 July 1984. The Communists tried several times to kill him and make it look like an accident or anonymous attack, but they quit hiding their intentions, and the secret police simply kidnapped and killed Father Jerzy. Martyr. 
http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-jerzy-popieluszko/

"Jerzy: Messenger of the Truth" promo reel from Father Jerzy Popieluszko on Vimeo.

2 comments:

  1. His only weapon was the truth.

    Kikos favorite weapon is lies.

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    1. and corrupt bishops and cardinals...

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