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

QUIET SMUGGLING EURO

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

The former finance minister Jacek Rostowski became a director of advisors of the prime minister Ewa Kopacz. It means that we are going to face a quick entering the euro zone. Serious economists are surprised by this nomination, because the minister left the government rather in infamy, leaving gigantic debts »

POLITICAL ISLAM MAKES A BLOW

Fr. Marek Luczak talks with bishop Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, an expert of Eastern Churches, about the tragic situation of Christ's followers and representatives of other religious minorities in Iraq, about the history of the church there and about why we should not be indifferent to these religions

AGAIN IN THE UNDERGROUND

ELŻBIETA MORAWIEC

It was a meeting of conciliation and understanding, solidarity and hope for the common winning – freedom. As always in Polish history – ours and yours. »

MAD HASTE

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

The centre of the capital city. Traffic jams everywhere, everyone in a hurry, even those who do not have to. Nervousness and stress from the early morning. Cars arrive at kindergartens, parents drive their children. Mad haste, nobody has time, for a while of friendliness, reflection, leaning over a crying baby. »

THE LAST NATIONAL TREASURE

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Mining Labour Unions are afraid that somebody in the higher post than the government has already made a decision about liquidation of this sector of Polish economy. It is only necessary to lead to its collapse with Polish hands and later take over it for pennies »

VICTORIOUS OCTOBER

JAN ŻARYN

October is a month full of fateful events in the history of the Catholic Church. They can be easily divided into tragic and happy, generally moving our hearts, and, finally victorious. This year, in a particular way we will reminiscence life, activity and circumstances of death of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, murdered on 19 October 1984, by Security Officers. »

THREE PAINTINGS

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

The most visible sign of the cult of God's Mercifulness, initiated by s. Faustyna Kowalska, is undoubtedly the picture of Merciful Jesus. Especially three canvasses presenting Christ , according to tips of the Polish mystic sister are known in the world. Here there are short presentations of each of them »

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REAL MEDICAMENT

Artur Stelmasiak talks with archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference

A KNOWN ORGANIST, COMPOSER AND A CHOIR DIRECTOR AT JASNA GORA DIED

Fr. Nikodem Kilnar OSPPE, A National Pastor of Ecclesiastical Musicians

Alicja Golaszewska was born on 5 March 1951 in Gniewkow near Inowroclaw. In 1971 she gained a certificate of graduating from the State Music Secondary School in Gdansk-Wrzeszczow, in the piano class. Being still a student of the secondary school, she started serving as an organist in the parish of the Blessed Heart of Jesus in Gniewkow »

IDENTITY, NOT OBVIOUSNESS

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In December 2012 I met an unusual man in Moscow. The representative of traditional Russian intelligence, a literary and music critic, the chairman of the Russian Fine Arts Academy, wearing an elegant suit with a bow on his neck. »

THERE WAS SUCH SOMEBODY

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

When on 17 September 2014, on the 75th anniversary of the disgraceful invasion of the Soviets into Poland, fighting with the enemy of the West, Germany, at that time, I was standing at the monument of the Killed in the East – a wagon full of crosses, I was thinking about Wojciech Ziembinski, an initiator and creator of this meaningful place in the inner city of Warsaw. »

WE, THE SOCIETY

There may not be a phrase used in media more frequently than 'civic society'. Strengthening self-organization and understanding people's will are to be the main purpose of ministries and EU agenda. Regarding successes in these spheres, Jerzy Owsiak is being created into a secular deity, whereas the extremely leftist 'Political Critics' receives grants in millions. »

POLAND A CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

A dream from a few weeks ago became a fact. A Polish volleyball team has won the championship in the world. The attitude of Poles saved the championship match which was taking place in our country for three weeks. Encoding the transmission of the competitions were in the shadow of during the sport event. »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

DEFENSIVE SHIELDS FOR THE SOUL AND THE BODY

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of the 'Sunday'

The spherical earth is retaking the flat form. For, today we are able to close the knowledge about the world in a flat disc of a computer. It is like another breakthrough like Copernicus' one. Gutenber's galaxy is shrinking and information technology is developing. Internet is becoming the man's more and more important element of his presence. »

A GATEWAY TO HEAVEN

BARBARA STEFAŃSKA

Year 1934. A group of students regularly visits the ill and those in need from poor districts of Madrid and preaches catechesis there. In the country there is strained political atmosphere, hatred to the Church is growing. During one of visits, students were mugged. Prepared for that situation, local inhabitants are watching the situation: one is having his ear torn away, and a student of land engineering - Alvaro is being hit in his head with a wrench. »

SEPARATISM

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Scotland dreamt about separation. After 307 years of relation with England, there was a referendum. However, the majority, because over 55 per cent of the Scots, opted against leaving the United Kingdom, but nearly 45 per cent of them wanted independence. »

POPE FRANCIS WILL VISIT THE CHURCH OF THE MARTYRS

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with the archbishop metropolitan of Tirana, Rrok Mirdita, before the papal journey to Albania which is going to take place on 21 September 2014.

A MIRACLE HAPPENED!

MILENA KINDZIUK

Francois Audelan, 56-year-old French man, was dying from an unusually malignant cancer of a kind of leukemia. When he was already in agony, his wife had chosen a coffin for him, settled formalities of the funeral. And a miracle happened – through the intercession of blessed priest Jerzy Popieluszko. »

AFTER A PRAYER CANCER DISAPPEARED

ROBERT WIT WYROSTKIEWICZ, Thiais , France

– I am only a little man. I recovered, and I was dying. Now I can only wait for fruits of the work of canonization tribunal members – said Francois Audelan. »

PUTIN’S MOCKERY

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with prof. Romuald Szeremietiew about helplessness of Ukraine, Russian insolence, nonsense talking of the West and a portrait of tsarina Katarzyna

MOTHER

KS. ANDRZEJ WITKO

In one of her songs Anna Jantar reminded that the person of her mum – Halina Szmeterling, with her family name Surmacewicz, who is just celebrating the 90th anniversary of her birthday. On one of Saturdays of the ending summer in a Warsaw church of St. Antoni, a solemn Holy Mass was celebrated in the intention of the Honourable Jubilee Woman, which was attended by many relatives and friends. »

A CATHOLIC CANNOT BE INDIFFERENT

BARTOSZ KOWNACKI

A Catholic cannot be passive towards more and more frequent and aggressive behaviours against Catholic values. More and more frequent cases of the cross profanation must be worrying. »

CALL FROM POLISH JERUSALEM

AGNIESZKA DZIARMAGA

During III Days of Jeruzalem in Miechów, called Polish Jerusalem, on 6-7 September, there was a meeting of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher – dames and cavaliers of the Knights’ Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. »

IS IT A REPLAY OF HISTORY: HITLER – PUTIN?

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś, an Honourable Editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

I am very impressed by the film which was broadcast by the Polish Television on 2 September in the evening and which presented the beginning of the Second World War. The film presented many testimonies of people who were still able to tell others about their experiences from those days, and also showed the behavior of Europe towards defenceless Poland. »

THE CROSS LASTS ALTHOUGH THE WORLD IS CHANGING

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in chief of ‘Niedziela’

Recently, every day, via media, we receive cruel scenes of bloodshed of Christ’s followers. People lose their lives for one reason – because they are Christians. They are escaping massively from the offensive of the Islamists. It concerns even 70 countries of the world and in 50 of them persecutions are bloodshed. »

WHY IS IT JUST ME?

MILENA KINDZIUK

From the moment of the miraculous healing, he has still got a question in his mind: what does God want from him? After all, there must be a purpose of what has happened. »

REFLECTIONS ON WAR AND SOLIDARITY

We remember the German aggression against Poland and the heroic fight of the Polish soldier. At that time we were the attacked party, fighting in the fair war because in the defence of independence and the whole of the Polish country. We did not meet with the expressions of solidarity from allies, who denounced the war to Germany on 3 September 1939, but only in order to defend their nations against the alleged aggression. »

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