Poland's presidential elections on Sunday

On Sunday Poland goes the ballot box, and we’re in danger of getting a heavily pro-LGBT and pro-choice president, not to mention other dangers.

The incumbent pro-life pro-family president is going to be heavily contested by a liberal candidate who, as the serving mayor of our capital city, has campaigned heavily under the LGBT banner, clashed with pro-lifers and pushed heavily for the WHO’s immoral sex-ed for children. Placing third is a liberal Catholic theologian, a TV celebrity turned politician, one of those ‘personally pro-life but politically pro-choice types’, who is also anti-clerical and somewhat anti-Church in general (more so than even the actual left-wing candidates and the actual LGBT candidate).

Due to the government’s many failures and shortcomings and outright blunders, the incumbent president is quite likely to lose to the liberal mayor and even more likely to lose to the liberal theologian in Round 2 (though the mayor is the more likely runner-up between those two and round 2 will only feature 2 leading candidates).

The liberal candidate is likely to win largely because he looks younger, is handsomer and better at foreign languages. Also perceived as younger and more educated, though they’re exactly on par with the current president. And this will offset his lying about his sympathies and voting habits, publishing his manifesto two days before the elections (with individual points copied from all other major candidates, all of whom have called him out), as well as many other things. Unfortunately, this is the shallow way Polish vote sways, comparable to how US elections tend to be won by the taller candidate. In Poland, an air of education, foreign languages, handsome face and high social status tend to do the same job.

We need your prayers.

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Saint Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil, may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do you, O’ Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

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That says much in favour of the Polish people…

However God sees the inside and I do indeed pray for the re-election of the present incumbent, Mr Duda.

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Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

O God, please bless Poland and guide them. Send Your Holy Spirit to them so that they may be enlightened with you grace. O Jesus, King of Poland, You who revealed Your Divine Mercy to the world through Poland, have mercy on them.

Mary, Queen of Poland, pray for them!
St. Faustina, pray for them!
Pope St. John Paul II, pray for them!
All Polish saints, pray for them!

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God Bless Catholic Poland! :poland: :vatican_city:

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Good to see you here again! We’re all in a fix, aren’t we? I’ll pray for Poland; please pray for the US. :innocent:

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen

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Thank you. I am humbled by the the amount of kindness and interest shown to Poland here.

Yes, I’m aware the United States are in a very similar danger four months from now. Caricaturists in Poland have drawn both presidents talking now and several months down the road as losers in the elections, or replaced by a celebrating duo of Biden and Trzaskowski — Trzaskowski being the ambitious young mayor. That, and the current civil disturbance throughout the nation, which is deeply saddening — especially the abandonment of reason with even statutes of abolitionists being defaced.

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The other dangers I spoke about in reference to Trzaskowski involve something darker or more twisted than the typical defect of intellectual honestly among politicians. He was jump-started literally several weeks ago when the elections in May were cancelled at the opposition’s request citing safety and health concerns, when their previous candidate (another person who can’t find a solid grasp on reality) saw a record low 4% support. Just after the elections were postponed, the opposition launched forward this guy and started mass rallies without adhering to any social-distancing rules (so much for their concern for the health and welfare of millions of Poles allegedly endangered even by the limited contact with post workers while voting via mail). And he quickly jumped to just over 50% in some polls. Some weeks ago he was asked about a central matter to most voters — the extension of Poland’s statutory retirement age, voted in by his party 10 years ago. He said he was not a member of Parliament at the point. People pointed out that he was. So he owned to it and said yes, I was an MP but didn’t work or vote on it. They pulled out the records, and of course he had voted in favour. So he’s basically lying through his teeth in a very pathological way, either with total cynicism or a total lack of self-control. And this is not a unique personality quirk — this particular trait has been identified in a number of leading politicians from his party. Several of them, including former Prime Minister, former Speaker and presidential candidate, have been caught seemingly oblivious to the fact that they’re either lying or saying something completely at odds with reality, e.g. vividly recalling events that were later proved to never have taken place, or something along the lines of humans persecuting dinosaurs out of hatred (yes, a serious politician), to name just a few examples. I’m no expert but this screams clinical to me. I feel such people are extremely dangerous. And this doesn’t seem to be hurting his support ratings, which I find stupefying, as though the public is blind. I tend to associate pathological lying on this level with diabolical influence, and we’ve already had public exorcisms done for the whole country, so these may well be the stakes in this game, as the intensified attacks on the Church and on family would seem to testify, even by until-recently traditional and conservative universities, whose leaders seem to be engaging in petty cultural warfare based on intentionally twisting the words of the government figures they are crusading against. That strategy is a form of playing stupid and only pretending to misunderstand, grasping at any straw that shows a shade of plausibility. All of this very clearly goes right to the government’s choice to be pro-life and pro-family, against which the opposing forces have decided that no holds are barred.

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My grandmother was born in Przemysl, Poland so I try and keep up with the general news there when I can. Many great Saints have come from Poland. I hope to visit one day. I pray that Poland can keep fighting to stay a strong Catholic nation.

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in the hour of battle,
Be our protection against the wickedness and snare of the devil,
may God rebuke him we humbly pray,
and do thou, oh prince of the Heavenly Host, by the powee of Gd,
cast down into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who wander through the world seeking ruin of souls.
Amen

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6/29/20 chevalier: Prayers for Poland, esp her election

Good to see you here again! We’re all in a fix, aren’t we? I’ll pray for Poland; please pray for the US. :innocent:

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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