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

A DIALOGUE WITH USAGE OF SMOOTHBORE WEAPON

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, Honourable Editor-in Chief of ‘Niedziela’

On Monday 9 February in Jastrzębie there were gunshots. Bullets from a smoothbore weapon, water cannons, tear gas – this is what our social dialogue looks like. People attacked a Coal Company in Jastrzębie, wanted to enter rooms of its management board and then police used force. There was nobody who could conduct talks so that they could bring some compromises. »

MARY WAGNER’S BIRTHDAY IN PRISON

(Editors)

More and more people, including the ones from Poland, join the action ‘A rosary bouquet for the unborn on the occasion of Mary Wagner’s birthday’. The Canadian woman, who celebrated her 41st birthday on 12 February, is serving her another term of imprisonment because she was praying outside an abortion clinic. »

CARE ABOUT POLISH EMIGRANTS

(editors)

In the Office of Pastoral Ministry of Polish Emigration at the Secretariat of the Polish Episcopal Conference in Warsaw on 6-8 February 2015 there was a meeting of the Presidium of the Polish Pastoral Council for Western Europe. »

A ROSARY PRAYER FOR UKRAINE EVERY DAY

Editors of ‘Niedziela’

Fatima is a sanctuary probably the furthest one from Polish borders in Europe. It is also – beside Jasna Góra – a place which is connected with Polish issues the most. Everything began in the year 1917. The nexus of historical events made Fatima not only so dear for us because of the characteristic religious feature, which was so easily accepted in our country »

A HEAD IN SAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Where is Tusk? This question is heard more and more frequently not only in the European Parliament, but is formulated on pages of foreign newspapers. It concerns two most important events on which the European Union is concentrated – the so-called grexit, that is, a possibility of leaving the community by Greece and the war in Ukraine. »

MURDERING OUR CIVILIZATION

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

Recently we have heard very strong words of archbishop Henryk Hoser SAC. He said that Poles had betrayed John Paul II, because pastoral practice concerning marriage and family ‘did not follow his voice, and even did not get to know his teaching’. »

A RACE OF THE PORSCHE WITH POLONEZ

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

The beginning of the campaign of two most powerful candidates for the president of the Polish Republic may have far-going results. Andrzej Duda has began his campaign on a grand scale, which cannot be said about Bronisław Komorowski »

GENDER IDEOLOGY THROUGH THE BACK DOOR

(wd)

Accepting the Act by the Seym, ratifying the European Council Convention about violence against women and domestic violence means an official acceptance of gender ideology. »

STATEMENT OF THE SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE IN RELATION TO CONSENT OF THE SEYM TO THE DANGEROUS CONVENTION

FR. ASSOC. PROF. JÓZEF KLOCH, Spokesman of the Polish Episcopal Conference

On 6 February 2015 the Seym accepted the Act about ratification of the Europe Council Convention about prevention and fighting violence against women and domestic violence, made in Istanbul on 11 May 2011. »

FAMILY THE BASIS OF ECONOMY

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In 1992 the Nobel Prize in the sphere of economy was awarded to an American professor Gary Becker – an inventor of the theory of social capital. In his works he proved that the basis of capital are not material base, but a man, whereas economic development and social expansion depend mainly on a strong position of family, which is the most valuable social capital of a country. »

WITHOUT YALTA

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The European Parliament In Strasburg rejected a request for introducing a debate on the 50th anniversary of conference in Yalta into the schedule of debates. Polish euro-deputies from a group of European Conservatives and Reformers were appealing for a short resolution and debate. »

ARBEIT MACHT FREI

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

We have already celebrated the 70th anniversary of entering Auschwitz by the Red Army, seen as liberation of the biggest German labour and death camp in Europe. Above the entrance gate of this cruel factory of death, there is still the inscription ‘Arbeit mach frei’ (Work makes free). »

A CABLE TRAIN TO LUXEMBOURG

(wd)

Is there a chance that a cable train to Kasprowy Mount would remain in the Polish hands? After a decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs – it is very little »

CHURCHES IN POLAND APPEAL FOR RESPECTING SUNDAY

GRZEGORZ POLAK

Chairmen of the Polish Episcopal Conference and superiors of all seven Churches gathered in the Polish Ecumenical Council signed the common ‘Appeal for respecting Sunday in Poland’ on 20 January 2015 in Warsaw. This is a significant achievement of the Polish ecumenism because the supreme Christian churches in Poland expressed their unanimous opinion on the issue extremely important for Christ’s followers, which is fulfilling the third commandment of the Decalogue »

PROMISES FOR SILESIA

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Grzegorz Tobiszowski about a governmental plan of mining repair

ENERGY SAFETY IS PRICELESS

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Liquidation as well as chaotic privatization of mining plants are a suicide path for our country »

EARNING MONEY AT THE COST OF UKRAINE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Ukrainian society wants a better life, similar to the one in the West. It needs enormous financial outlays, for which the Ukrainians hope »

THE END OF AN ERA OF BAITING

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

I may not be wrong if I assume that most Readers of ‘Niedziela’ share concern with me about the fates of Poland and see an urgent need of a big change. Even if we are personally successful, children are healthy, we have work or pension and we can somehow live in a good way, the situation of the national community is worrying. »

EUROPE IS COMMITTING A SUICIDE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, the editor-in chief of Niedziela

In relation to the 70th anniversary of liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau celebrated this January, ghastly images of German ‘death factories’, built in the XX century in the centre of Europe are coming back. »

‘WHO HURT AN ORDINARY MAN’

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, The honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

The beginning of a poem by Czesław Miłosz, placed on crosses of Gdańsk Shipyard, is a reminder about the harm done to people, often very poor, being not only a warning for those who were hurting people in communistic times, but also a loud calling in the modern times. »

FRANC AFTER THE OLD EXCHANGE RATE

(wd)

The news that the government will not leave people, who pay off their loans in the Swiss Francs and who were hit by the abolition of the rigid rate of the Swiss euro currency and the leap of quotations – arouses mixed feelings. »

A QUESTION ABOUT AUSCHWITZ

FR. PIOTR BĄCZEK

Organizers of this year’s celebrations of the camp liberation emphasize that today it is necessary to place in the centre those who were saved. The director of the National Museum Auschwitz dr. Piotr Cywiński emphasizes on an official portal that former prisoners did everything what they could in order to help us realize the fact that the biggest tragedies appear relatively easily. »

A SECRET MEETING OF THE POPE WITH POLISH GREEK-CATHOLICS

GRZEGORZ POLAK

Who thinks that everything has already been written about pilgrimages of John Paul II, is wrong. The photographic query in December in the Museum of John Paul II and the Primate Wyszyński in Wilanów in Warsaw brought an astonishing result. »

A MATTER OF POLES, A MATTER OF POLAND

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On the Eastern border nearly fifty thousand people live who admit to their Polish origin. About five hundred of them own the Pole’s Charter. Facing the war, about a hundred people arrived in Poland. Other two hundred people declared their willingness to arrive in Poland »

AN ORDINARY LIFE OF DANUTA MICHAŁOWSKA

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

An excellent actress, film director, a lecturer for many years and also a rector of the National University of Theatre in Cracow – Danuta Michałowska died on 11 January 2015 in Cracow, a few days after her 92nd birthday. She was rewarded with the Gold Medal for the Meritorious in Gloria Artis Culture and received the title of the Honoured Citizen of Cracow. »

TRADERS OF DEATH?

MAREK CZACHOROWSKI

The New Year was opened in the EU with the message that it would be permitted to buy ‘an emergency pill’ out of a prescription, in case of suspected ‘unwanted pregnancy’. It was decided so by officials of the European Commission, dealing with pro-health policy. »

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Editor-in-chief: Fr Ireneusz Skubis • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl