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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...

Office Editorial of Sunday

COMMANDOS WEARING CASSOCKS

IWONA FLISIKOWSKA

Recently we have all been surprised by the fact of brutal arresting four monks wearing grey cassocks from Bronx for….handing red roses to women outside an abortion clinic Planned Parenthood in Trenton in the state of New Jersey, with a request not to kill their children but give birth to them. ‘New life, however the little one, brings a promise of unrepeatable joy’ – one could read on a small piece of paper attached to every rose »

I AM ASKING FOR A PRAYER…

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki has been the metropolitan of Lvov for 10 years. Before that he was a personal secretary of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. In an interview for ‘Niedziela’ he says about the last decade in the archdiocese of Lvov and plans for the future. A journalist of TVP Krzysztof Tadej talks with archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki in Lvov »

HE DIED 21 YEARS AFTER HIS ABORTION

ARTUR STELMASIAK

After a short illness of lungs, Tim Guido died unexpectedly. He was known as ‘Oldenburger Baby’. The German child with Down syndrome got very popular in 1997 when he had experienced his abortion. »

STRASBURG AS A MODEL OF ISLAMIZATION OF EUROPE

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

I was in Strasburg over 40 years ago. That city impressed on me a lot then, I felt that it is in the heart of Europe – the modern and the historical one. In this city, there had been a Celtic settlement, later - a camp of Roman legions and a military colony, finally – a city of the Franks’ state, and in the Middle Ages - a free city of the Reich till it was joined to France in XVII century »

WHAT CAN EUROPE LEARN FROM POLAND

Fr. Jarosław Krzewicki talks with cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller

A German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, a prefect of the Congregation of Teaching Faith in the years 2012- 17, was a guest of the Second International Congress of the ‘Europa Christi’ movement which was held in October 2018 in a few polish cities. »

A STAKE AS BIG AS POLAND

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

A few weeklies and journals announced that the year 2019 would be the most important year since 1989, and also a ‘decisive year of 30 years’. Well, what was the most important in our epoch, is anyway, decided by next generations and historians, but this time an agreement – a stake is enormous. In many dimensions. Let’s look at the most important ones. »

IN DEFENCE OF REAL HISTORY

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

- I have live long, experienced a lot, but no of my previous experiences has prepared me for this situation – for the necessity of a fight for a historic truth in courts a few dozen years after the Second World War ended – said the captain Zbigniew Radkowski after a verdict against the film-makers of the serial ‘Our mothers, our fathers’ was announced during the court case. »

POLES, YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD!

It is an unusual event in the human history over 2 thousand year ago: incarnation of Christ. God decided to realize it, asking a young woman for help. »

HOMELAND OF MINE AND MY FAMILY

WIESŁAWA LEWANDOWSKA

Their biographies are similar but they are an unusual mixture of tempers, talents, beauties. »

POLISH VOICE FROM VATICAN

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Paweł Pasierbek – SJ – a director of the Polish papal section of the Vatican Radio

A POET, A PATRIOT, A ROMANTIC

KONRAD LUDWICKI

The first signs of romantism in Poland began to appear before the year 1795. The final loss of independence influenced the need of changing the role of literature and national art at all. »

THREE CHOICES OF KAROL WOJTYŁA

Grzegorz Górny

In life of Karol Wojtyła what was stronger than fear of death were three desires: first, the desire of knowledge, later art and finally God. »

THE ULMÓW FAMILY IN ROME

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

In Rome, at the Papal University Urbanianum on 27 November 2018 an exhibition about the Ulmów family was opened. The inauguration ceremonies took place in the main aula of the university. Guests present there were welcomed by the rector of the university – Fr. Prof. Leonardo Sileo. »

ARCHBISHOP GĄDECKI SUPPORTS AN APPEAL OF PARLIAMENTARIANS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBUNAL

It is good that there is such a big group of MPs whose conscience moved and they are appealing to the Constitutional Tribunal to carry out the issue of eugenic abortion – archbishop Gądecki says to ‘Niedziela’, who is the chairperson of the Polish Episcopal Conference and the vice-president of the Council of Conferences of Europe Episcopates »

FROZEN HEARTS

Lidia Dudkiewicz, The Editor-in-Chief of Niedziela

It is a year since the civil bill draft #StopAbortion has been closed in the Seym fridge, which excludes the eugenic idea allowing for killing a human being, so it is supposed to protect the weakest and the most defenceless of all – unborn ill children. »

ARCHBISHOP GĄDECKI SUPPORTS AN APPEAL OF PARLIAMENTARIANS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL TRIBUNAL

It is good that there is such a big group of MPs whose conscience moved and they are appealing to the Constitutional Tribunal to carry out the issue of eugenic abortion – archbishop Gądecki says to ‘Niedziela’, who is the chairperson of the Polish Episcopal Conference and the vice-president of the Council of Conferences of Europe Episcopates »

GRANDPA IS NOT AN ACTIVIST OF THE SECURITY OFFICE

MAREK JAN CHODAKIEWICZ

He is going to be a bit private, a bit combatant and a bit revolting to the office. Grandpa of my wife – Alfred Łucjan Kalinowski (son of Łucjan and Julianna, born on 10 May 1924 in Tłuchów), was a soldier of the Union of Armed Struggle, the National Armed Forces of the National Army and the National Military Union »

MACRON IN LOVE

Mirosław Piotrowski

Emmanuel Macron admitted his love. To Germany. »

DANISH ATMOSPHERE

Jan Żaryn

Aarhus, the second big city in Jutland, is inhabited also by Poles. Nobody knows how many of them live here. During the ceremony on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence, the Holy Mass on Sunday was attended by 200 Poles or more. The church belongs to the Jesuits. »

‘ŚLĄSK’ IN A CLASSICAL, PATRIOTIC AND FOLK STYLE

Anna Wyszyńska talks with Zbigniew Cierniak – a director of the Songs and Dance ‘Śląsk’ named Stanisław Hadyna »

I AM THE HAPPIEST MAN!

KRZYSZTOF TADEJ, a journalist of TVP

Everything is ruled by the Divine Providence. There are accidental situations. Nobody in the history of the world has won a war with God yet – as Fr. Jerzy Tomziński, a Pauline Father often emphasizes, who is reaching the age of 100 years on 24 November 2018. »

A GREAT MARCH OF FREE POLES

Lidia Dudkiewicz, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

The state of democracy in Poland is not good, but Poles are a proud nation. They proved it on the 100th anniversary of regaining independence. They knew how to worship their national day worthily. »

FOR POLAND AND ITS HEROES

ANDRZEJ TARWID

Over 250 people have participated in a march along the streets of Warsaw in order to pay a tribute to ancestors who had fought for independence of Homeland. It was the most mass event – among all events celebrated on 11 November in the whole history of the Third Republic of Poland – but it hardly failed »

HE DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO POLAND

ŁUKASZ KRZYSZTOFKA

Since the times of marshal Józef Piłsudski there has not been such a great leader of the Polish country like Lech Kaczyński – said president of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda on 10 November 2018, during unveiling a monument of Lech Kaczyński on the square of Piłsudski, in the heart of Warsaw »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl