Monday, June 14, 2010

Polish Legislators Defy Catholic Church by Allowing State Interference in Family Life

The Ecumenical News International website reports today that Polish parliamentarians have defied the country's predominant Roman Catholic Church and approved a law to prevent violence in families, despite warnings by church groups that it could allow State interference in family life.

The legislation -- passed in Poland's Senate on May 28, 2010 -- tightens rules against "psychological suffering," as well as banning smacking and any "corporal punishment of children."

The president of Poland's bishops' conference, Archbishop Jozef Michalik, cautioned that the law would, "disturb the natural order" by undermining parental control and "questioning the role of the family as a responsible community."

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