Dear Readers of 'Niedziela',

The Archdiocese of Czestochowa has published the Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela' since 1926. At first the circulation of 'Niedziela' was small and distributed only in the diocese till the year 1939. During World War II the weekly was not published. In 1945, after the war it was distributed all over Poland but appeared till 1953 because the communist authorities suspended its publication. The break lasted till 1981. During the period of Solidarity the bishop of Czestochowa succeeded in re-establishing 'Niedziela'. Since then it has been published as the biggest Catholic weekly in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. 'Niedziela' is read in Poland, Europe and America - practically on every continent. It has an electronic version and read in 111 countries worldwide. For several months the Russian edition, as a summary of our articles, has been published once a month. more...

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

FLAGS OF EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is eleven years since In the beginning of May we have celebrated the Day of Flag in Poland. The flag is one of the most important national symbols. Its white-red colours have been considered as the national ones since 3 May 1792. They have always referred to a white eagle placed on a red shield. »

LAW WHICH LEGALIZES EVIL

(CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY)

The Presidium of the Polish Episcopal Conference in an appeal referring to starting works on the act project about medical assistance to procreation, emphasizes: ‘The project enables using in vitro procedure without undertaking a real attempt of treating a real reason of infertility. »

HOMILIES IN THE CHAPEL OF ST. MARTHA HOUSE

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Alessander De Carolis – one of journalists of the Vatican Radio preparing summaries of papal homilies

WITH AN IMAGE OF JESUS ON THE WAY

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

Recently they have travelled round the earth and now they are starting another unusual pilgrimage. Pilgrims of Divine Mercifulness are setting off from Łódź to Rome with the image copy of Merciful Jesus »

PESSIMISM OF SMOLEŃSK

JAN ŻARYN

‘Two livers in the body of Przemysław Gosiewski. Gum gloves sewn inside of the deceased’ – Przemysław Dakowicz wrote media information in his journal, of which he started being aware in 2012. Besides annotations about photos of naked bodies of the supreme Polish clerks, photos being on Russian websites, from places which were under thorough control of those special services. »

A MIRACLE FROM GOD THROUGH ST. JÓZEF KALISKI

FR. SŁAWOMIR KĘSZKA

This year’s 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War leads us to places of martyrdom of all people who were killed in those times. Death camps and other places of execution oblige us to pray for honesty, justice and ability of forgiveness which build peace »

PRESIDENT’S PEOPLE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

President Lech Kaczyński spread an ethos of service to Poland around himself. His Presidential Office was an excellent school for many young officials. Now they are entering great politics »

EUROPE MUST GIVE VALUES NOT EMPTINESS

FR. CEZARY CHWILCZYŃSKI

In the European Parliament there was a conference devoted to the increase of religious radicalism and a dialogue among religions and political leaders of Europe. The meeting was attended by representatives of 3 monotheistic religions in Europe: Christianity, Judaism and Islam »

CAMPAIGN FOUNDLINGS

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

We are amused to observe an idea division of this campaign, imposed by election staff of Bronisław Komorowski. It must have taken a long time to find an idea to decide on an alleged clash of ‘rational’ with ‘radical’ Poles. Anyway, let’s try to explain it through examples. »

LUCKILY ONE MUST WORK

Jolanta Marszałek talks with Paweł Królikowski – a theatre and movie actor about everyday life, about family and why he likes Easter

UNION WITHOUT CITIZENS?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘One of us’ is an European Citizen Initiative which was supported by over 1.8. million Europeans. It was established according to a suitable writing of the slimmed euro-constitution, that is, the Lisbon Treaty, whose purpose was to bring the European Union closer to citizens. »

HE IS. HE IS IN VIGIL. I TRUST HIM.

Mateusz Wyrwich talks with Halina Łabonarska – a prominent theatre and movie actresss

THERE IS NO CONSENT TO THE POPE’S IMAGE DEPRIVED OF SACRUM

A statement about the campaign ‘Karol Wojtyła your candidate in everyday choices’ »

THE PRIMATE OF CZECH REPUBLIC AN HONOURABLE PHD

ARTUR STELMASIAK

The ceremony of granting the honoris causa PhD of the Papal Theological Department in Warsaw to cardinal Dominik Duce OP took place on 16 March 2015 with the participation of the Polish Episcopate in the Central Agricultural Library in Warsaw. It was attended by rectors of Warsaw universities and representatives of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Poland »

THE FIRST SALVO IN THIS WAR?

Mateusz Wyrwich talks with the parliamentarian Antoni Macierewicz – the chairperson of the Parliamentary Team for Investigation of the Causes for the Tu-154M catastrophe on 10 April 2010

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Easter, that is, Feast of Lord’s Resurrection, is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Many people are trying to prove more importance of Christmas than Easter, when we give one another presents. However, although, not so much in Poland, but in other countries, during Easter time there is also a custom of giving one another gifts. »

THE CIVIL PLATFORM PARTY ON THE LAND OF KANGAROOS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘If the Russians are willing for a war, then we must pack our things and leave for Australia’ – these are words said by a founder of the Civil Platform party Andrzej Olechowski, who was a Foreign Affairs minister of Poland. »

WHAT IS THE UNION EXPERIENCING?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

While the chief of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is announcing his willingness to build the common European army, with the support of key German politicians and the opposition of Great Britain, Denmark and Poland recently, in the European Parliament in Strasburg, more time is devoted to more controversial issues. »

IN ORDER TO COME OUT FROM A SPHERE OF COMFORT

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

- We are extreme, when every day we allow for raising ourselves from death, we – as individuals and as a society. This is an exciting perspective! It is worth letting ourselves change, become mature and arise from death through faith in God who is our Father – said archbishop Celestino Migliore to believers at the Holy Mass on Sunday 8 March 2015 in the church of St. Joseph in Kraków-Podgórze »

USING RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION

There is no doubt about the miracle which opened a road to beatification of John Paul II. Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with prof. Carlo Jovin – a neurologist, and expert of the Congregation for Canonization

EUROPEAN MULTIVITAMIN

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Both healthy and ill people use vitamins. They also take multivitamins to get more strengthened. They want their bodies to function well. However, before vitamins are permitted for sale, they are clinically tested. »

LVOV AS ROME

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

I am walking in Lvov , following the person of Zbigniew Herbert. Although the city is situated on the watershed of waters between the basins of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea, for a Polish poet it was first of all over…. the Mediterranean Sea. For it was an inseparable part of a big Mediterranean culture. »

THEIR MOTHERS, THEIR FATHERS

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

Two years ago a group of Warsaw inhabitants established a Redoubt of Good Reputation. Today it has cooperators in the whole country and not only, and can be proud of its successes in a fight against defamation of Poland and Poles »

IN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THAT IS, LIFE IN THE LIGHT

MARIAN FLOREK

The first participants appeared at Jasna Góra on Friday 20 February 2015, where in the aula of St. Augustine Kordecki inaugurated a meeting of people responsible to for an ecclesiastical movement which has been enlivening the Church for nearly half a century with its tireless vitality »

IN THE BRIGHTNESS OF JASNA GÓRA

JAN ŻARYN

In the end of February 2014 in Częstochowa the Movement of Elections Control was established, whose purpose is controlling presidential and parliamentary elections which are going to take place in 2015, so that there would not be any abuses or suspicions of falsifications. »

AN APPEAL OF BISHOP DEC TO PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI

The convention on which our parliamentarians are working, is real only in its name. Indeed, nobody thinking reasonably, allows for violence in a family. However, what is the essence of the document, is a patchwork of absurd statements, endangering the essence and the good of a family – every family: both the one in which there is violence, and the one which is well-functioning. »

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Editor-in-chief: Fr Ireneusz Skubis • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl