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

DO NOT PERVERT THE TRUTH!

Marek Cichucki, an actor from Łódź, 5 August 2014 lost his job in the New Theatre in Łódź – officially because of ‘loss of trustfulness’, unofficially – because the director does not want to have in his team ‘another Chazan’. At the end of June this year the actor criticized the text of the play ‘Golgotha picnic’ and left the theatre performance in which he was supposed to take part

WE REMEMBER!

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

Warsaw 1 August filled everyone with pride and returned hope. I was among crowds of people going on foot through Warsaw to the Military Graveyard to graves of heroes. »

LIKE A KIN TO HIS FAMILY

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

On the website of the diocese of Kalisz a message was placed about nomination of a new auxiliary bishop. The information is entitled: From Mary to Joseph. – These words are the hit the jackpot – comments Fr. Łukasz Buzun, a Pauline Father who was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Kalisz by pope Francis »

THE MOST IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN IS JASNA GÓRA

EDITORS

Father Marian Waligóra became a new prior of Jasna Góra. He is a successor of Fr. Łukasz Buzun who held this function from 16 April 2014 and 3 months later – on 5 July 2014 he was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Kalisz by pope Francis. »

DEFENDING PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

FR. INF. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, HONOURABLE CHIEF EDITOR OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

In the recent years revolutionary atmosphere has been awakened in the countries, mostly the Muslim ones, which, one by one, are undergoing destruction. Islam is getting louder and louder which is fighting against Christianity. Extreme groups of the Islamists are persecuting the Christian groups in a ruthless and the cruelest way. »

AN EMPLOYEE IS NOT AN ADDITION TO A MACHINE

ANDRZEJ KAŹMIERCZAK

There is a shocking information that the parliament of Bolivia has passed law legalizing employment of children under the age of 10. The previous legislation in this country permitted for children’s employment under the age of 14. According to the survey carried out by the International Organization of Work in 2008 and the analysis of the government of Bolivia, about 850 thousand children at the age from 5 to 17 must work in this country. »

COURTS WITHOUT SERIOUSNESS

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 2 August this year, In Wrocław various patriotic groups organized a protest in defence of the filmmaker Grzegorz Braun, and also against using the administration of justice for systemic defence of communist criminals against art. 2 and 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. Grzegorz Braun informed about his being sentenced in a talk with the Catholic Association of Journalists and the issue was publicized from the beginning by the portal PCh24.pl. »

AN ALTAR: A GIFT OF MERCIFUL LOVE AND PEACE

JOLANTA KOBOJEK

An unusual Altar – A Gift of Merciful Love and Peace’, made by an artist from Gdańsk, Mariusz Drapikowski, has been presented at Jasna Góra. Częstochowa is one of the stations of this work wandering in Poland and Europe. Finally this altar is to be conveyed to the sanctuary of Our Lady the Queen of Peace in Jamusukro, the administrative capital city of the Ivory Coast. »

A BOOK FOR HOLIDAY

MILENA KINDZIUK

Pope Francis – a postman and pharmacist, that is, anecdotes about the Holy Father »

BLACK CASES

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Russia, that is, Ukrainian separatists, give back the black cases. They are nearly intact. They got to England to the request of the Dutch whom there were the most on the board of the shot down the Malaysian airplane. 298 innocent people were killed, including children and babies. The prime minister of Holland, Mark Rutte, is very outraged. There is no doubt who stands behind it. »

COULD KAMIL FROM WROCLAW LIVE?

AGNIESZKA ZUREK

Sad events from the last days which took place in Wroclaw caused a hot discussion in Poland about criteria allowing for stating death of a man. Protests of the mother and friends of 17-year-old Kamil against disconnecting him from a respirator and taking organs from him for transplant oblige us to undertake a good debate about brain death and the merits of applying these criteria in stating death »

WE MUST STOP BEING THE CRIPPLES

Fr. Marek Łuczak talks with Jaś Mela about a fight with adversities of the fate, about God who can be a support in illness, about unprecedented journey onto the pole and about the significance of human love

COUNTRY IS NOT A DICTATOR

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with cardinal Elio Sgreccia, a retired Chair of the Papal Academy Pro Vita about the clause of conscience and the rule of the common welfare in the attitude to the statutory law

ISRAEL – GAZA FROM AT CLOSE QUARTERS

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK

In the Holy Land, instead of the greeting ‘Good morning’. ‘Peace’ is said – in Hebrew ‘Szalmon’, and in Arabian ‘Salam’. Peace is a great desire of these two nations. Events of the last weeks, however, prove the fact that the process of peace in the Near East is in a deep crisis. »

WE MUST NOT GIVE IN

Mateusz Wyrwich talks with a historian prof. Andrzej Nowak

SHOTS OF THE ROSARY

GRZEGORZ POLAK

There are very few books about religious life in the Warsaw Uprising. There is more information from soldiers’ reports than civilians from that painful time. Therefore, the booklet of the founder of the Institute of the Primate Wyszynski, Maria Okonska, who died last year, has such a great value. The title of the book is ‘Reminiscence from the Warsaw Uprising’. »

THE ALTAR ‘THE STAR FROM KAZAKHSTAN’

BOGUSLAW OLSZONOWICZ

In the sanctuary of Our Lady, the Queen of Peace in Oziornoje in Kazakhstan, on 2 July there were annual ceremonies to the worship of the Patron of this place. At that time, the newly built chapel was sanctified in which an altar of adoration of the Holiest Sacrament ‘The star of Kazakhstan’ was installed. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the apostolic nuncio in Kazakhstan archbishop Miguela M. Buenda »

ACTIONS LIKE DURING A MURDER?

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On Thursday 10 July this year, after the end of ‘excavations’ carried out by a team of prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, searching for victims murdered by the Security Office, the police entered the area of the parish cemetery in Warsaw. First there were policemen in civil clothes, then there were uniformed policemen. Several minutes later Mrs. Procurator arrived. »

A LITTLE GIRL WHO DEVOTED HERSELF TO GOD

MAREK P. TOMASZEWSKI

It was morning, 6 April 1939. In the Spanish city San Sebastian a little girl called Maria del Carmen with her grandmother and brother was going to the divine service of the Great Thursday to the parish of a Good Shepherd. The Easter retreats, which she had already had at school, prepared her to experience the ceremonies of the Paschal Triduum in an exceptional way. »

HOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE THE COUNTRY INTO A SHEBANG

Wlodzimierz Redzioch conducts an interview with Nello Scavo - who has been dealing with the issue for years, and in Poland known as the author of the book ‘A list of Bergoglio. Saved by Francis at the times of dictatorship’ about dramatic results of gambling games

GAMBLING KILLS

WLODZIMIERZ REDZIOCH

Whenever I go to the bar near my house, I always see somebody in front of automats. In the early morning an elderly woman appears who comes here in slippers, later I see a genteel lady in the middle age who spends hours at the automat. It became tradition for many clients, that after drinking coffee they throw a few coins into a machine in order to play ‘for fun’. »

IN SEARCH FOR THE ROOTS OF A DOCTOR’S ETHOS

KAZIMIERZ SZALATA

Facing new challenges which appeared together with the development of bio-medical sciences in the contemporary medicine, there is a good professional and moral formation of doctors, based on the most valuable examples »

A UNIVERSAL CATHOLIC ATTACK

CZESLAW RYSZKA

I do not remember whose words these are that today not atheists are dangerous but believers who look at everything indifferently. How current these words have become today, stimulating the Catholics to act! For, who would suspect that there would be so effective protests against the blasphemous spectacle ‘Golgotha picnic’. The definite protests of many Catholic groups in Poznan led to the cancellation of the spectacle from Malta Festival »

A CONFLICT AROUND ‘GOLGOTHA PICNIC’

IWONA GALINSKA

Besides the tape scandal which has recently been present in the minds of our society, there is another scandal ‘Golgotha picnic’. We entered from political mud into the morass of culture »

TREATIES

MIROSLAW PIOTROWSKI

Both the old and New chairman of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said: ‘This parliament is the heart of the European democracy’. These words were said in Strasburg just after his re- election as the chief of the parliament. Schulz had been applying for the post of the chairman of the European Commission where, as it is known, there are the sweetest kinds of jam. »

A DEFENDER OF STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY

FR. ANTONI DEBINSKI

This year it has been 35 years since the death of Fr. Rector Wincenty Granat. He was remembered by people living at his time as a man of great knowledge and great friendliness; a doctor of Divine mysteries and ‘doctor humanus’ – a human doctor. He was remembered as a righteous man, a brave defender of students and the university autonomy »

OUR CHIEF EDITOR IS STILL OUR LADY

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

The editorial team of ‘Niedziela’ was experiencing a historical moment of changing the chief editor on 30 June 2014. Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubis was replaced on this post by the editor Lidia Dudkiewicz. Fr. Skubis, having reached the retirement age, gave himself to disposal of the Metropolitan of Czestochowa, according to the provisions of the canonic law. »

ONE ZLOTY FOR A HOSPITAL?

ARCHBISHOP MAREK JEDRASZEWSKI IN DEFENCE OF PROF. CHAZAN

The Holy Father John Paul II often claimed for people of conscience who are a real guarantee of the suitable development of our Homeland. On 22 May 1995 the Pope said in Skoczow: ‘Today Poland is calling for people of conscience! »

THE YOUNG RESPONSIBLE FOR LIFE

(A.C.)

Within preparations for the international congress concerning the academic pastoral ministry in Europe in Europe which is to be held in Lodz in 2015, during a three-day meeting (16-19 April), in Poland there were representatives of the Commission of Catechesis, Schools and Universities of the Conference Council of Europe Episcopates (CCEE) »

THE PRIOR OF JASNA GORA AN AUXILIARY BISHOP IN KALISZ

EDITORS OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

The Holy Father Francis appointed 46-year-old Fr. Lukasz Buzun, a Pauline, as an auxiliary bishop in the diocese of Kalisz. »

A WORD FROM THE EDITOR PRIEST IRENEUSZ SKUBIS

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ
The honoured chief editor of ‘Niedziela’

I would like to present You a new chief editor of ‘Niedziela’ – Mrs. Lidia Dudkiewicz, my deputy and the Secretary of the editorial team so far. I employed Mrs. Lidia Dudkiewicz to work for ‘Niedziela’ as the first employee 33 years ago. Now she becomes my successor by the decision of the archbishop metropolitan of Czestochowa Waclaw Depo. »

CARDINAL NYCZ APPEALS – AND WHAT NEXT?

MILENA KINDZIUK

In the morning I heard on the radio: ‘We should not build our salvation at the cost of a patient!’. Where do these words come from? From nowhere else than from Ewa Kopacz, the marshal of the Seym. The same marshal who has recently explained on radio station one, being shocked by the person of prof. Chazan that ‘health service is an exceptional ministry to a patient. I was taught that it is health service’ – she said. »

A WORD FROM FR. EDITOR IRENEUSZ SKUBIS

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, Honoured chief editor of ‘Niedziela’

Dear Readers, I would like to inform you that having reached the age of 75 years last year and a request addressed to the metropolitan of Czestochowa archbishop Waclaw Depo for dismissing me from the post of the chief editor of ‘Niedziela’, I am going to be its honoured editor. So, I will let myself reminisce my work on the post of the chief editor of ‘Niedziela’. »

IT IS WORTH LIVING FOR ONE LOVE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ

He wrote on his jubilee picture: ‘I have trusted you, Lord. Totus Tuus’. He has been walking the priestly path for 50 years. Nearly every day at nine in the evening we can meet with him at Our Lady’s at the Appeal prayer at Jasna Gora »

GREAT SCHOOL OF HOLINESS

In a letter addressed to the chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the senior pope Benedict XVI pointed to the significance which was his ministry for St. John Paul II in his life. »

FR. POPIELUSZKO MET WITH THE POPE IN THE YEAR 1983

S. JANINA MARTA ELZBIETA CZERKO

An important testimony was sent to the editorial office of ‘Niedziela’ by s. Janina Czerko from Warsaw, correcting the wrong information repeated in media that Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko had not met with John Paul II. Sister informs that it is not true. The meeting took place in Warsaw during the second pilgrimage of the Pope to Homeland – in 1983. S. Janina Czerko gave a testimony about that meeting in a letter sent to ‘Niedziela’ »

DYING OUT NATION

IWONA GALINSKA

In 2013, for the first time in Poland the negative natural increase had been registered. The number of deaths exceeded the number of births by about 40 thousand »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Fr Ireneusz Skubis • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl