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

IN THE HOMELAND OF JOHN PAUL II

JOLANTA KOBOJEK

In the beginning of August, Jasna Góra became a place of pilgrimages of s. Marie Simon-Pierre Normand, whom the whole world got to know in relation to her healing through the intercession of John Paul II. She was accompanied by her mother Maria Thomas Fabre, the superior the general of the convent of Little Sisters of Catholic Motherhood. »

AN ALIVE CROWN OF MARY

FR. TOMASZ TLAŁKA

Another successor of St. Peter – pope Francis, points to Mary from Jasna Góra and Her closeness to us. Under Her eye-look one can understand the spiritual sense of pilgrimages of this nation whose history is inseparably connected with Christ’s Cross. »

IN DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

One of participants of the World Youth Days in Poland was Mary Wagner – a pro-life activist from Canada, who has been sentenced to imprisonment a few times for her activity. »

A SPOKESMAN OF MERCY

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

‘My family, my children!’ – this desperate cry of Franciszek Gajowniczek, sentenced to starving to death by a German bandit in the Auschwitz camp, was thumping in the ears and heart of Fr. Maksymilian Kolbe. »

WE ARE TOGETHER

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Today are nation is united by the Catholic religion. Everyone should realize the fact that who attacks it, breaks the unity. »

AND THIS IS JUST POLAND

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

One can say that Poland Has Got a reason to be glad, in spite of our various enemies, both the native and foreign ones. John Paul II would say ‘Poland, my Homeland, be glad’. »

THE YOUNG WILL CHANGE THIS WORLD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

During the Holy Mass in Brzegi, connected with sending young people to the world, as witnesses of faith, pope Francis and all priests were wearing chasubles, designed by Maciek Cieśla, one of the main graphics for the World Youth Days. The artist died on 2 July this year, as a result of his cancer illness which appeared suddenly and quickly caused his death. »

FRANCIS ENCHANTED WITH OUR LADY OF CZĘSTOCHOWA

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

I fell over in Częstochowa because I had my eyes fixed at Our Lady and I had known about kindness of Poles since my childhood – said the Holy Father during a talk with journalists on his way back from Cracow to Rome »

SILENCE LIKE A CRY

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

That day was completely different than the previous one. The atmosphere on Thursday was sulky: the sky was cloudy, it rained heavily from time to time, but the spirit among the youth was lively which was also accompanying the Holy Father. Whereas on Friday before midday the weather was beautiful, which contrasted with the gloomy landscape of Auschwitz - Birkenau camps. »

YOU MUST SHARE YOUR GIFT

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

Outside Poland, over 20 million Poles live, including a few dozen million children and the youth. This July 300 young people arrived at Poland for the First World Congress of the Polish Youth in Warsaw. Among organizers of the congress there were, among the others, the Polish Episcopal Conference and the Catholic Youth Association. »

ASSASSINATIONS, ASSASSINATIONS…

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

We have harrdly recovered from the assassinations in Brussels, when every several days we are informed about the new ones. After the bestial overrunning tens of innocent people in Nicea by a driver – jihad of an enormous truck, it turns out that the gloomy terroristic series of assassinations is still going on. »

PAPAL RUMPUS IN POLAND

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

The first initiator of the rumpus in Poland in July 2016 was St. John Paul II. After all, the youth is his discovery. The Polish Pope noticed and showed the beauty of young people, to the whole world, as well as their spiritual strength needed to set off to conquer the world for God. »

FRANCIS AND SPACE

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, THE HONOURABLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

I think everyone sees that pope Francis lives with events which are taking place in the Word. He analyzes them and expresses his valuable comment. We were witnesses of great worldly prayers initiated by Francis, which have been listened to by God. »

THE WORK OF JOHN PAUL II IS ALIVE

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

When I am writing this text, young Christians from all over the world are arriving at Poland, streets are becoming more colourful, joyful and there are more and more smiles, friendliness from both sides – hosts and guests. I was a witness of greeting the young in the historical Warsaw church in Leszno. »

BARROSO REACTIVATION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It may turn out that the former chief of the European Commission, will be the first to earn on Brexit. »

AUSCHWITZ….AND LOVE NEVER STOPS

WITOLD IWAŃCZAK

It has been 77 years since the outbreak of the Second World War. For Poles the nightmare lasted nearly 6 years. First fights and bombarding. Later war occupation, poverty, roundups and concentration camps. Omnipresent death, pain and fear did not, however, destroy love »

FOR THE FIRST TIME A WOMAN – A VICE-CHIEF OF THE PAPAL PRESS OFFICE

11 July 2016 is a particular Day in the Press Office of the Holy See. At that time there was a farewell ceremony of its previous director – an Italian Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, who had had this function for the last 10 years, exactly from 11 July 2006. »

AN EXAMPLE OF CAMERON

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In a referendum campaign, Teresa May, similarly as Cameron, opted for staying in the structures of the Union »

THE WORLD YOUTH DAY WITH A VISIT AT FATHER

MAŁGORZATA CICHOŃ

After his visit at the nearby sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Pope Francis will go to the upper square outside the sanctuary of St. John Paul II and will go to sacristy which will be temporarily arranged on the area of the local museum – says Fr. Kabziński. – From there he will go through the Gate of Mercy to the upper church where he will celebrate Eucharist. »

COLONEL KUKLIŃSKI AT THE SUMMIT MEETING

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

The NATO summit meeting finished in Warsaw is a great success of Poland. It is fulfillment of our dreams – says the foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski. We entered NATO in 1999, but for 17 years we have not been able to live till the arrival of NATO at Poland. After all, it concerned a possibility of an immediate reaction in the situation of a military conflict. »

AN IT SPECIALIST, A SPORTSMAN, A MANAGER

WITOLD IWAŃCZAK

The word ‘Information technology’, instead of the word: Electronic Calculation Technology, appeared in our dictionary thanks to prof. Andrzej Targowski »

NO MORE ZLOTYS

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

I am sorry to write it but everything proves that if considering a historical image in the eyes of other nations, we are in the bottom. Not only the New York liberal newspapers but even a Belarusian Noble-prize winner Swietłana Aleksijewicz allow themselves for changing Poles from German crimes victims into perpetrators. »

A DISPUTE ABOUT MEMORY

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Michał Dworczyk about historical Policy and difficult Polish-Ukrainian relations »

WYD INFO ON A SMARTPHONE 

You can already download the application that keeps informing you about the events of the World Youth Days in Krakow and the Days in the Dioceses.  »

WE WANT TO BE TOGETHER

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

"We want to be together" - is the main message of the leaders of 27 European Union countries, who met in Brussels after the announcement of the result of the British referendum. Donald Tusk convened for the summit meeting of the European Council . Discussions were about two days. »

THE BELL TOLLS FOR EUROPE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

All signs in Heaven and on the Earth are calling for return of the old Continent to its roots, to values on which its excellent founders had been building the European community. Among them are candidates for altars: Robert Schuman and Alcide De Gasperi, as well as a Christian politician Konrad Adenauer. »

EUROPE CHRISTI

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, THE HONOURABLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

If we are to find the reasons of discontent among the Europeans – not only the British – with the European Union, the biggest one is the fact that we are dealing with its undemocratic dispositions through which it deprives particular nations of their sovereignty. »

RELICS OF BLESSED PIER GIORGIO IN POLAND

ANNA JANOWSKA

On the World Youth days, an unusual pilgrim, blessed Pier Giorgio Frasssati, whom John Paul II had named ‘A man of eight blessings’, will arrive in Poland in his relics. »

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