lunedì 3 maggio 2021

Theologian: Polish cardinal's beatification reminder of tests of communism

(The Catholic Universe)
Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, scheduled to be beatified on 12th September, was ready to seek agreements in a Christian spirit, but also firmly believed “certain boundaries could not be crossed,” said a leading theologian and political scientist. Fr Piotr Mazurkiewicz, former secretary-general of the Brussels-based Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union, COMECE, told Catholic News Service the beatification would remind Catholics everywhere of the Church’s challenges under communist rule in Eastern Europe. “In an age when it’s generally assumed any leadership role requires a compromise of conscience, he showed, like the English St Thomas More, this wasn’t so,” the theologian said. Beatification is a step toward sainthood, and Poland’s Catholic information agency, KAI, said 37 volumes on the cardinal’s sanctity had been amassed during his 1989-2001 diocesan process for canonisation. (...)