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Office Editorial of Sunday

A REFORM OF THE UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘In order to meet our all needs, the European resolution must be socialist’- this is a fragment of the Manifest from Ventotete, written by Altiero Spinelli, a communist founder of the European Union. He wrote this text during the Second World War together with another creator of European federalism Ernesto Rossim, when he was in prison on Ventotete island. »

A COUNTER-ATTACK ON THE EU

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

For the post-EU politicians and clerks, that is, the Euro-enthusiasts, the result of the presidential election in the USA was a shock. It can’t have happened – they said. Moreover, nobody had thought before that it was Great Britain which would be existing from the EU, so the result of the referendum about brexit and then the victory of Trump strengthened the emotional shock. »

AN ARCHITECT OF RED EUROPE

WITOLD GADOWSKI

Altiero Spinelli became a member of the Italian Communist Party, at his still very young age. We might have never dealt with a mediocre communist, if it had not been for the fact that soon before the second world war he had a lot of time and it was not good for contemporary Europe… »

PLAYING WITH MATCHES

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with prof. Romuald Szeremietiew about a possible respond to the endangered safety of Poland »

CHILDREN CANONIZED

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

It was a historic event because the youngest believers in the history of Church were canonized. Well, there had been earlier cases of canonizing younger people, but these had always been martyrs, who had lost their lives at the times of persecutions with other believers of Jesus. »

A BOOK LIKE A KEYHOLE

Fr. MAREK ŁUCZAK

He is never discouraged by difficulties. ‘Let’s wait, as there is God. He will act!’- he used to say in difficult moments. He often experienced that what seemed impossible, did happen later »

FATIMA KEY TO HEAVEN

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

Apparitions in Fatima is a warning for the world engrossed in big mistakes. When a hundred years ago Mary appeared to the three Portugese little shepherds, there was the first world war, called a suicide of Europe by Benedict XV. It was when the Holy Father added the invocation to the Litany of Loreto: ‘Queen of Peace, pray for us’. »

BOLSHEVIK ATTACKS ON THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

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

We remember the times of Solidarity when the late priest prof. Józef Tischner used to say about ‘homo sovieticus’, a soviet man. There was a breakthrough time coming, the way of thinking was changing but a lot of people were opting against it, somehow naturally, as they had been brought up in a different communist ideological system. »

IT HAPPENED AFTER FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

There are a lot of significant dates and time in which these facts took place. Certainly, the first one is the birth – on 18 May, after 5 in the afternoon. The same time appeared in the second key stage of his life – on 16 October1978, when Karol Wojtyła ‘died’ and John Paul II was born. »

FROM SEOUL TO KOSZĘCIN

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

They have their profiles on Facebook: ‘A Korean woman went to Koszęcin’. This paraphrase of the title of a folk song was made up by students of Polish philology from Seoul. It is the second time a group of the Koreans have performed in the headquarter of the band ‘Śląsk’ in Koszęcin. »

A LONG WAY TO THE NOBEL PRIZE

MILENA KINDZIUK, WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

A way of Władysław Reymont to acknowledgment by readers and to the Nobel Prize was long and tough. Before the Nobel prize winner, whose 150th birth anniversary is just being celebrated, became a reporter and writer, he had done various jobs »

WHO IS CYNICALLY PLAYING WITH IMMIGRANTS

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

Polish bishops deserve a lot of respect as they are really caring for our Christian perspective so that it would not be obscured by the political one connected with the issue of refugees and immigrants from Islamic countries. »

EU HISTORY AND MONEY

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In Brussels, just near the building of the European Parliament, there was a solemn ceremony of opening the House of European History. Its realization lasted for 10 years, and the very idea appeared in the mind of the chairperson of the EP at that time, the German MEP Hans-Gert Pottering. »

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