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

OH, HOW THEY ARE TORMENTING MEDIA!

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI, The author is a publicist of the weekly ‘wSieci’ and the portal wPolityce.pl

I enjoy reading descriptions of situations of media market in Russia on pages of Polish pro-governmental newspapers. They are logical and uncompromised. Correspondents and commentators cleverly catch key elements such as actions of a market regulator, voluntarily using punishments and warnings in order to pacify rests of opposition or independence. »

TELEVISION ADVERTISMENT SPOTS AGAINST THE CROSS AND THE FAMILY

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

Everything proves that there are attempts to tame our nation with an unknown reality, deprived rooting in Christianity. In addition, there is public breach of constitution. Polish hierarchs have had to react strongly to these scandalous actions. They stood in defence of fundaments on which the Old Continent is built. »

RAGE OF CAMERON

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The prime minister of Great Britain David Cameron, after the last summit meeting of the European Council ended, said: ‘I am simply furious’. During debates he found out that the EU statistic government Eurostat had made correction of calculations of membership fees of all EU countries, which pay 1 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the EU budget. »

A MONUMENT OF ST. JOHN PAUL II IN PARIS

The monument of St. John Paul II unveiled and sanctified in Paris is the second one who was built in France thanks to efforts of the Polish Catholic Mission. The first one – whose creator is prof. Czesław Dźwigaj – was built on 8 May 2008 in Lourdes. »

PARIS SIGN OF REMEMBRANCE

Île de la Cité is a place of particular remembrance – remembrance of Paris, France, Europe. Remembrance inscribed mainly in a stone, starting with the cathedral Notre Dame and Sainte-Chapelle. The rank of a real symbol of the city belongs to the Zero Point situated in front of the cathedral, from which distances to all towns in France and Europe are calculated. »

INTEGRATION DOES NOT MEAN ASSIMILATION

LISTENED TO BY ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

During a Vigil Night at Jasna Góra, on 17 and 18 October, bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, a delegate of the Polish Episcopate for Pastoral Ministry of Polish Emigration, in an interview with ‘Niedziela’, presented intentions with which he had arrived to the throne of Our Lady »

TAMING WITH DEGENERATIONS

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Gradually we are being tamed with degenerations in many ways, so that they would only serve to a fight with marriage as a relationship of one woman and one man »

POPE PAUL VI CLOSE TO POLES

FR. ROBERT GROHS

In the Church which brings you up, takes care of you and leads you, you will find trustful hope which will provide you with good, busy and joyful life
Paul VI to Poles, 1971 »

FAMILY IS A SCHOOL OF LOVE

Fr. Marek Łuczak talks with bishop prof. Antoni Długosz about preparation for marriage, about crises and about how to talk with children in difficult situations

HOPE ONLY IN GOD

ANDRZEJ TARWID

People live in constant fear. And priests can perform their ministry only in a complete discretion – it is how ceasefire in Ukraine looks like »

A SYMBOL OF TIMISZOARA PASSED AWAY

ROMAN WYBORSKI

On 28 September 2014, in his residence in Timiszara, the Orthodox archbishop Nicolae Corneau died at the of 90, who was the metropolitan of Banat – one of the most multinational and multi-religion regions of Europe – divided among three countries: Romania, Hungary and Serbia. »

EUROPEAN PROUCRATORS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It will be possible to broaden Competences of European Procurators beyond financial area »

DELIGHT

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

There are feelings which brighten our everyday life. Hearts are joyful, faces are radiating, eyes are laughing – one simply wants to live! When we quote John Paul II – ‘we must only look around in the sky, look around on the earth’, find time, stop in the haste of the mediocrity, get delighted. »

HOLINESS FOR TODAY

JAN ŻARYN

St. John Paul II repeated: ‘Do not be afraid of wanting holiness. Do not be afraid of being saints’. Annual celebrations of the All Saints’ Day also brought us into the atmosphere of historical references. The Universal Church chooses saint patrons and life guides among the saints who have achieved the eternal happiness. Let’s hope that we will meet with everybody, those who were noticed or not, through the Church on the earth. »

PAUL VI EXCEEDED THE LIMITS

On 19 October 2014, pope Francis will perform beatification of Paul VI, pope of the Vatican Council II »

THE PAPAL PHOTOGRAPHER ARTURO MARI REMINISCES POPE PAUL VI

ARTURO MARI

When I had met pope Paul VI for the first time, it was a great experience for me – I had known him earlier as cardinal Montini, who had worked in the Secretary of State, and also as the archbishop of Milan. It is obvious that I knew pope Paul VI earlier, it was a great recognition and joy for me. »

PAIN TO THE VERY HEAVEN

MILENA KINDZIUK

She used to say till the end of her life that death of a child is a stone for the whole life. But she also said that she accepted life which she had. Because God knows the best what he does. And she forgave murderers of her son »

A GUARDIAN ANGEL OF CHALLAPATA

GRZEGORZ POLAK

Challapata, a town in the Bolivian Andes, situated nearly 4 thousand meters above the sea. There are regular fights in it between an army and members of the local car gang. There are killed and the injured. The situation is getting more and more dramatic. A young priest in a cassock functions between the fighting parties. »

POLISH ROADS

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

In the early morning, in the centre of an unknown city, suddenly you start panicking: will I cope with everything? And later, you put days together like blocks. It is easier and easier. Day by day, till sleepless nights are less and less troublesome. Your thought about bringing your family here is getting mature. And then you become an emigrant from a seasonal worker… »

BRAVE, COURAGEOUS

ANNA CICHOBŁAZIŃSKA

Our lady visited me in prison, so I had to visit Her at Jasna Góra – Said Mary Wagner during her meetings with inhabitants of Częstochowa »

DO NOT APPLAUD, BUT FOLLOW

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

Once I heard from a friend of Karol Wojtyła, remembering their school years, the following opinion: ‘John Paul II is Lolek from Wadowice who grew up even to Heaven’. This saint gigantic man of prayer tied the Heaven with the Earth, which is proven by constant audience meetings at his grave in Vatican. »

SHE SHOUTS IN THE DEFENCE OF BABIES BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A VOICE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A 38-year-old Canadian woman was imprisoned because she had prayed for unborn children outside an abortion clinic. Now she is a symbol of pro-life movement all over the world. »

JIHAD IN THE GATES OF EUROPE

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with prof. Riccardo Redaelli – a lecturer at the Catholic University of the Blessed Heart in Milan

BRINGING BACK CHRIST TO EUROPE

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with the chairman of the Commission – archbishop Marek Jędraszewski, the general vice-secretary of the Council of Europe Bishops Conference – a Dutch priest. Michel Remery and the secretary of the Section for Universities – an Irish priest Leon O Giollain Sj

FATIMA MESSAGE BEFORE THE FINALE

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with Czesław Ryszka – a writer and a politician, an author of many books and a recently published series of ten volumes thematically relating to the approaching 100th anniversary of Fatima apparitions

HEARINGS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

We deal with a situation like In a Soviet canteen some time ago. One can eat or not eat but one cannot be picky. »

THEY DESPISE POLES FOR POLES’ MONEY

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI, The author is a publicist of the weekly ‘wSieci’ and the portal wPolityce.pl

A known presenter on TV announces in Internet that ‘Poles have brought the tradition of a sandwich with egg in a train compartment to an airplane. Luckily they do not take off their shoes’. A known celebrity, a footballer’s wife, popped into the country only for a while, in order to earn in an entertainment program for Poles, but finds time to inform that she ‘does not like Poles’. »

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