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

IS GREAT BRITAIN LEAVING FROM THE EU?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The victory of the Conservatists In the recent elections In Great Britain is a surprise, when considering publicized surveys which failed to meet with the reality. The Party of David Cameron gained most posts in the House of Commons, which allows it to govern independently. »

HUMBLE AND LOVING FAITHFULNESS

Father Michał Legan OSPPE talks with Father prof. Bazyli Degórski, a Pauline Father, a prominent patrologist, and a laureate of the Phoenix Award 2015

THE SECOND WORLD WAR: WHAT IS THE MEMORY ABOUT IT?

ANDRZEJ NOWAK

Let’s recall, on 1 September 2009 on Westerplatte, during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, Władimir Putin was the guest exposed by the government of Donald Tusk the most. The anniversary visit was preceded by an article paying tribute to the guest, which minister Sikorski had published in the ‘Electoral Newspaper’. »

ABOUT FALSIFYING HISTORY

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We are outraged with the words of the FBI director James Comey who, in his speech on the occasion of the Remembrance Day about Holocaust, stated that crimes towards Jews during the Second World War are allegedly responsibility of the Germans, Poles and the Hungarians. »

WHY IS IT WORTH GOING TO LEDNICA

FR. JAN GÓRA OP

On 6 June there is going to be the 19th meeting at the Lednica lake. We invite everyone. The young and the working young, the elderly and quite elderly »

THE WORLD AS AN ARENA OF A FIGHT FOR LIFE

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

It happened… Mary Wagner was sentenced again! The court decided that the Canadian pro-life activist, being in custody in Milton since last December , is guilty of convictions made against her. The verdict is going to be announced on 5 May 2015 and then we will find out how long she is going to be imprisoned. »

GOD’S SENSITIVITY IS A SIGN OF HIS MERCIFULNESS

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Pope Francis quite often reminds us about the word ‘sensitivity’, referring it to God. He emphasizes that he is sensitive Father, that God’s love, friendship which we receive from Him is very close to everyone. This is a particular message of the Holy Father who discovers in a new way sensitivity in reference to God. »

LETHALLY ILL DIACON RECEIVED PRIESTLY ORDINATION

THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

In relation to the worrying fact of quick death, a lethally ill man received earlier priestly ordination. 38-year-old Salvatore Mellone was ordained into a Catholic priest by a local bishop on 16 April in Barletca in the south of Italy. »

PHOENIX 2015 FOR A PAULINE FATHER

(SWK)

he main reward of the Association of Catholic Publishers Phoenix 2015 – beside cardinal Gianfranco Ravasiego and cardinal Gerhard Muller – Pauline Father Bazyli Degórski, the general procurator of the Pauline Order at the Holy See, was honoured. »

BEGGING FOR PEACE IN UKRAINE

Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki, the metropolitan of Lvov, was praying for peace in Ukraine at Jasna Góra. On 13 April at 3.30 p.m. he presided over the Holy Mass in front of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady. »

A MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

ANNA CICHOBŁAZIŃSKA

In Łódź and in a conference and retreat centre of the archdiocese of Łódź in Porszewice, on 16-19 April 2015, there were debates of the congress of the Commission for Catechesis, School and University functioning for the European Episcopal Conference Council. »

AUSCHWITZ, DACHAU AND RAVENSBRUCK

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

Before Europe starts celebrating the May anniversary of the war end, on its map one can notice places in which we are going to reminisce not so much soldiers of those times but prisoners. Not long time ago did we celebrate the anniversary of Auschwitz camp liberation, and with the end of April we celebrate liberation of camps in Dachau and Ravensbruck. »

HEAVEN OF SWITZERLAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Swiss do not accept God in the public space and they want to outvote it with the cantonal custom, remove Him from the morning dawn and Swiss heaven »

NEGLECTING POLAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The chief of FBI did not apologize Poland for his public calling Poles as ‘accomplices’ helping the Germans during the war in murdering Jews on a large scale. He only expressed his ‘grief’ that he had mentioned our country, which was to distract everyone from the essence of his whole speech. »

AN OPEN LETTER FROM MARY WAGNER

In the joy of this season of Our Lord's Resurrection, I would like to greet my brothers and sisters in Christ who have been praying for me and supporting me along this journey. I pray that the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, has indeed risen, would engulf our hearts and lead us to a great thirst for God, a great hunger to live for Him, and, as Bl. »

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. »

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