Thou shalt not steal sermons from the internet, priests told

Young Catholic priests who download sermons from the internet to save themselves the trouble of writing their own have been told that they could be prosecuted for plagiarism. The warning was issued by a leading Polish priest, and has been taken up by Catholic newspapers around the world.Father Wieslaw Przyczyna claims that, on many Saturday evenings, there is a surge of visitors to websites offering ready-made sermons. He believes that the users are internet-savvy young priests who cannot be bothered to compose their own work in time for Sunday service.

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