Articles and Interviews in English

I have published many articles in English. Below you can access them.

“America’s National Tribute to St. John Paul II.” July 10, 2016. National Catholic Register

“Andrzej Wajda: Polish Cinema’s Critical Chronicler.October 13, 2016. Visegrad Insight

“Archbishop Romero and Liberation Theology.” May 17, 2015. National Catholic Register

“Australian Pilgrims in Krakow Credit WYD, St. John Paul II for Revival and Inspiration.”  July 27, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Averting a Demographic Nightmare in Russia and Eastern Europe.” June 2, 2013. New Eastern Europe

“Beatified Chimbote Martyrs.” November 23, 2015. National Catholic Register

“Cardinal Dziwisz: Our Lady of Fatima Saved John Paul’s Life, Aided End of Communism.” December 14, 2016. National Catholic Register

“Cardinal Muller: A Great Catholic Leader.” August 31, 2014. The Catholic Thing

“A Catholic Guide to Great Books and Films about Communism.” November 6, 2017. Catholic World Report

“The Canonisation of Pope John XXIII and the Fall of Communism.” October 3, 2013. New Eastern Europe

“The Canonization of Karol Wojtyła, a Son of the Jagiellonian Poland.” April 26, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“The Catholic Church and the Jews: What Is the True Story?” August 12, 2017. The Imaginative Conservative

“A Catholic Revival in Northern Europe.” November 29, 2014. The Catholic Thing

“Catholics Wage Legal Battle for Life in Poland.” November 30, 2016. National Catholic Register

“Chemin Neuf and Taize among New Catholic Movements Present at WYD.” July 30, 2016. Catholic World Report

“The Controversial Case of Ryszard Kukliński: He Betrayed His State, But Not His Nation?” March 26, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“A Conversation with Eugene Megyesy on the Hungarian Revolution.” November 7, 2016. Visegrad Insight

“Courageous Leadership Is Needed to Reverse Secular Trends.” March 16, 2016. Crisis

“Do Poland’s Righteous Gentiles Deserve a Monument?” September 22, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“During WYD, Krakow’s Jewish Community Pays Tribute to John Paul II.” July 27, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Eastern Europe’s Christian Reawakening.” January 17, 2014. First Things

“Editorial: Liberty in the West after Charlie Hebdo.” The European Conservative (Winter 2015 edition, p. 3)

“European Reconciliation.” November 18, 2015. First Things

“Euroscepticism and the Emergence of East-Central Europe’s Far-Right.” May 27, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“Faith and Doubt in the Films of Martin Scorsese.” February 24, 2017 Catholic World Report

“Finding Fatima in the Dakotas.” October 13, 2015. National Catholic Register

“From North African Communist to Bold Friend of Hungary.” November 6, 2013. New Eastern Europe

“Giving Preference to Christian Migrants.” May 11, 2016. Crisis Magazine

“A Great Rabbi Passes.” April 22, 2015. The Catholic Thing

An article about Rabbi Elio Toaff, a former chief rabbi of Rome and friend of Pope John Paul II who played an immense role in Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

“Guenter Grass: The Voice of Reconciliation.” May 6, 2015. Visegrad Insight

“The Hero of Hungary.” May 6, 2015. First Things

My text about the heroic primate of Hungary, Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, on the fortieth anniversary of his death.

“How St. John Paul II Changed the Church and the World.” October 22, 2016. Catholic World Report

“How the EU Betrayed Its Christian Founding Principles.” January 27, 2016. Crisis Magazine

“Hungary Backs the Secularist Trend.” December 7, 2017 Catholic Herald

“Hungary’s Government: Imperfect, But Not Undemocratic.” September 12, 2013. New Eastern Europe

“An Igbo from Lodz.” November 19, 2013. Interview with John Godson, the first Black member of Poland’s Parliament. New Eastern Europe

“In Belgium, Two Types of Bishops.” October 30, 2014. First Things

“In Poland, Francis Shows Profound Respect for the Nation’s Christian History.” July 28, 2016. Catholic World Report

“In Vibrantly Catholic Poland, Growing Secularism Produces New Challenges.”  July 06, 2016. Catholic World Report

Interview with Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, current archbishop of Kraków (since 2005) and secretary of Pope St. John Paul II of 39 years. April 2, 2015. National Catholic Register

Interview with Dr. Halina Grzecznarowska-Szpilman, widow of Władysław Szpilman. Visegrad Insight

Part I: October 17, 2014.

Part II: October 24, 2014.

“Interview with Paul Hensler on Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko.” November 28, 2012. First Things

Interview with Prof. Antony Polonsky, the world’s foremost expert on Polish-Jewish history. November 7, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“Interview with Tomasz Pompowski on Pope John Paul II.February 25, 2013. First Things

“Interviewing Gary Krupp on the Pope and the Jews.” September 18, 2013. First Things

“Is Spain Regaining Its Faith?” June 11, 2014. First Things

“Judging Religion by the Actions of Its Adherents.” March 7, 2017. Crisis Magazine

“‘Krakow in the Capital’ Events Organized in U.S. for Those Unable to Attend World Youth Day.July 18, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Lukewarm Appreciation for Viktor Orban’s Government.” April 9, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“Margaret Thatcher and the Collapse of Communism.” April 10, 2013. New Eastern Europe

“The Murdered Ulma Family’s Story is Bringing Catholics and Jews Together Today.” March 24, 2017. Catholic World Report

“My Father Was a Famous Polish Writer.” Interview with my friend Matthew Tyrmand, son of Leopold Tyrmand. February 18, 2014. New Eastern Europe

“New Archbishop of Lodz, Poland, Focuses on Traditional Spirituality, Re-Evangelization.” September 27, 2017. Catholic World Report

“Nine Polish Catholic Heroes You Need to Meet.” June 29, 2016. Catholic World Report

“One of the World’s Least Religious Countries Eyes Hosting World Youth Day.” August 22, 2017. Catholic World Report

“Oscar Romero’s Exaggerating Critics.” March 7, 2013. First Things

“Our Lady of Zeitoun and Christianity in Egypt.” April 26, 2017. Catholic World Report

“Pius Against the Oppressors.”  February 10, 2014. First Things

“Poland after the Fall: An Interview with Jan Rokita.” The European Conservative (Winter 2015 edition, pp. 20-22)

“Poland and Abortion: Facts and Falsehoods.”October 06, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Poland Poised to Ban Eugenic Abortion.” December 27, 2017. Catholic World Report

“Poland Prays: Hundreds of Thousands Participate in Rosary.” October 13, 2017. National Catholic Register

“Poland’s American Presidents.” August 3, 2012. New Eastern Europe

“Poland’s Controversial Oscar: Is Ida Really Anti-Polish and Anti-Semitic?” February 24, 2015. Visegrad Insight, reprinted in Eurozine

“Poland’s History Is a Story of Resilient Catholic Faith.” June 28, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Poland’s Presidential Election and the Future of Catholicism.” October 14, 2015. Crisis Magazine

“Polish Bishop Hopes ‘Amazing Sign’ of Red Host Will Increase Eucharistic Devotion.” National Catholic Register

“The Polish Underground and the Jews: Solidarity, Betrayal and Everything in Between.” August 6, 2015. Visegrad Insight

An interview with Yeshiva University’s Prof. Joshua Zimmerman, a leading authority on Polish-Jewish history.

“Pope Francis and the Armenian Church.” June 25, 2016. The Catholic Thing

“Pope Francis’ Moment to Teach.” February 10, 2016. The Catholic Thing

“Pope Francis, New Cardinals, and European Bishops’ Leaders.” October 17, 2016. Catholic World Report

“The Priest Who Stood Up to the Mafia.” May 24, 2013. First Things

“Reading Up on Krakow and Poland for WYD 2016.”  July 07, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Remembering Polish Catholic Heroes of WWII.” September 2,2015. Crisis Magazine

“Remembering St. John Paul II’s Controversial 1987 Pilgrimage to Chile.” January 14, 2018. Catholic World Report

“The Romanians Don’t Fit into Any of Europe’s Tribes: An Interview with Famed Romanian-American Poet Andrei Codrescu.”  January 31, 2014. New Eastern Europe

“The Scandal of Mother Teresa.” January 9, 2016. The Catholic Thing

“St. Albert Chmielowski: The Painter Who Became an Advocate for the Poor.” June 17, 2016. National Catholic Register

This article was reprinted in the booklet attached to the North American DVD release of Krzysztof Zanussi’s film, Our God’s Brother.

“St. John Paul II’s Poland: Where He Lived and Grew in Holiness.” October 22, 2017. National Catholic Register

“Stephen’s Hungary: Relics and Holy Beauty Befitting the King of Kings.” August 16, 2017. National Catholic Register

“A Surprising Choice for Krakow.” January 30, 2017. Catholic World Report

An article on Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, archbishop of Krakow, written shortly after his installation.

“A St. John Paul II Pilgrimage.” October 22, 2015. National Catholic Register

A discussion of important Catholic sites in Krakow in relation to George Weigel’s book City of Saints: A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Krakow (co-authored by Carrie Gress and Stephen White).

“The Statute of Kalisz’s Great Legacy.” September 8, 2014. First Things

“There Are Many Different Kinds of Latvians.” February 7, 2014. New Eastern Europe

“This Holy Man Aided John Paul Aided John Paul II’s Vocation.” March 25, 2017. National Catholic Register

An article about Jan Tyranowski, a layman and mystic who played a key role in Pope St. John Paul II’s vocation. In 2017, Pope Francis declared him “Venerable,” meaning that one miracle is necessary for his beatification and two for his canonization.

“Tibetan Uprising Day: Visegrad Should Become an Advocate for Tibetan Freedom.” March 10, 2015. Visegrad Insight

“Time for a Lutheran Ordinariate?” January 7, 2014. 5he Catholic Thing

“Understanding JPII and Oscar Romero.” February 5, 2015. The Catholic Thing

“The V4’s Greatest Existential Threat: Demographic Decline and an Ageing Population.” August 5, 2014. Visegrad Insight

“Vatican Boldness Needed in Belarus.” March 13, 2015. The Catholic Thing

“Vatican Ostpolitik and the Death of Fidel Castro.” November 28, 2016. Crisis Magazine

“The View from Latin America-In Krakow.”  July 29, 2016. Catholic World Report

“The Volhynia Genocide and Polish-Ukrainian Reconciliation.July 13, 2016. Visegrad Insight

“What’s New for Cardinal Muller after Puzzling Dismissal from CDF?” July 3, 2017. Catholic World Report

“Walking the ‘Extreme Way of the Cross’ in Poland.” April 13, 2017. Catholic World Report

“What Comes Next After Brexit?” June 27, 2016. Crisis Magazine

“When We Cared.” April 24, 2015. First Things

An article about the great solidarity that American and European Christians and Jews showed the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917.

“Wilm Hosenfeld: Warsaw’s Quiet Resister.” August 1, 2014. First Things

“Witness to Martyrs.” August 24, 2015. National Catholic Register

My reporting from Rome on St. Bartholomew’s Basilica on the Tiber Island.

“World Youth Day Krakow-One Year Later.” August 1, 2017. Catholic World Report

“World Youth Day Vocations Fair Offers Pilgrims Chance to Discern Their Call.” July 30, 2016. National Catholic Register

“WYD Shows Poland Can Help the West Rediscover Its Roots.” August 01, 2016. Catholic World Report

“Young Catholics Campaign for a London World Youth Day.” December 1, 2016. Catholic World Report


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