Nothing new really, Catholic church in Poland has been going backward for some time already. It's nice to see actual members of the church snapping and speaking out the truth. Despite that, nothing is really going to change about how church works, which can be seen by a recent interview with Archbishop Michalik in "of course" xenophobic "Nasz Dziennik" criticising the mentioned "verdict".
The problem is that by the time they realise that they need to change, it'll be too late and the Church will be in a position similar to their position in Italy or Spain. They're certainly going to regret being involved so heavily with politics in Poland - I think all but the most deluded people can see what harm the crisis over the cross did to the Church.
As for now I hope that constitutional tribunal can somehow affect the resolutions of the "financial/wealth commision" and allow retaking of some of the lands seized by the church.
I can't see it happening, sadly. But I suspect that the days of cashing in at the State's expense are over - almost every major action of theirs to reclaim assets are being met with outright hostility.
Church itself as an institution. Don't treat believers like poor sheeps who follow priests' calling in every case. People have brains. They think. They have always a choice. Being a part of a Christian society is demanding. For many being a part of it is just too difficult. They can't stand Church's rules. Because they choose easy life.
And herein lies the problem - they can think, and they're seeing the harm done by elements of the Church in Poland. These people are the lifeblood of the Catholic Church - after all, who has the money to give 20zl instead of 6zl for a christmas candle? Certainly not the elder Kaczynski voters - who are dying out anyway.
And unfortunately I share opinions with people who don't like GW. I agree with a term "szmatławiec".
Only a deluded person would call the most popular newspaper in Poland "worthless".