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...

Office Editorial of Sunday

PICTURES FROM THE TOWN

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

The reverse trend begins. People from the metropolis flee to distant suburbs, to smaller cities or to the countryside. Those who run away claim that there is something inauthentic and artificial in a big city: a multiplicity that blends into one »

Cool mass?

KATARZYNA KRAWCEWICZ

Internet users recommend themselves cool movies, cool restaurants, cool places to go and ... cool Masses. What are the criteria for such "being cool"? What must happen in the Liturgy that it deserves such a name? And above all - where do such searches come from? »

A SPIRIT IN A CAGE AND CATHOLIC JOURNALISTS

FR. ARTUR STOPKA

Around catholic journalism there is a lot of misunderstanding. Some people even refuse to qualify themselves as Catholic journalists, others usurp this affiliation. What's the problem? »

LIFE IS WORTH A CONVERSATION

KAROLINA MYSŁEK

Suicides concern every social group of any age. Regardless of a place of living or religion. We can counteract them. On 10 September there is a Day of Preventing Suicides all over the world »

UNCOVER CROSS

FR. ANTONI TRONINA

Facing up a spiritual fight which is taking place in Poland now, we need prayer mobilization following the example of ‘Poland at the Cross’. Organizers of this great even are laymen »

NEW CHALLENGES OF CATECHESIS

EWA OSET

Staff shortages, resigning from religion education by students, limiting hours of to one hour a week in some schools….We asked an expert Ewa Oset about the reasons for these problems and attempts of solving them »

HOW TO FORGIVE WHAT IS ‘UNFORGIVABLE’?

FR. TOMASZ JAKLEWICZ

Forgiveness is never easy. This is generosity and sometimes even heroism. Especially when harms are so enormous that they seem to be unforgivable. But is there a different way to peace? »

POLAND’S LONG YEAR 1939

MATEUSZ MORAWIECKI, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

The attack of Nazis Germans on Poland on 1 September 1939 and the later Soviet aggression on 17 September meant the second apocalypse for Poland. Poland could not win on its own with the two most powerful armies of the world »

STRONG WITH HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE

ANDRZEJ DUDA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

In the early morning on 1 September 1939 the most tragic chapter of humankind history began »

JAKUB IS BLOCKING LGBT

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

A side effect of the so-called march of equality in Płock is high popularity of 15-year-old Jakub who was trying to block it with a cross in his hand. He tells ‘Niedziela’ why he did it »

HE ATTRACTED CROWDS OF PEOPLE

MAGDALENA KOWALEWSKA – WOJTAK

Pope Francis confirmed a decree of the Canonization Congregation acknowledging heroism of virtues of Fr. Władysław Korniłowicz, a co-founder of Laski and an apostle of the highly educated. It means that only a miracle via his intercession is needed for his beatification »

STUDENTS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT

Andrzej Tarwid talks with Dariusz Piontkowski, a minister of national education, about manipulations of opponents of education reform, double year of students, salaries of teachers and the role of the local government in the education reform »

MYSTERIES OF PARMA PROVINCE

MARCIN MYSŁEK

When we are in Parma situated on the half way between Milan and Bologna, we can give ourselves both a feast for eyes and tongue. After seeing beautiful frescoes in the local cathedral, we have a perfect occasion to get to know secrets of production a king among many kinds of cheese served on Parma tables a long time before revealing his painting talent by the master Correggio »

APPEARING OF THE AUTHOR OF ‘CONFLAGRATION’

SŁAWOMIR BŁAUT

It has been 130 years since Zofia Kossak was born in August, the month which is inscribed in the national calendar together with the tragic date of the Warsaw Uprising outbreak »

BY GOD’S INSPIRATION

FR. JAROSŁAW GRABOWSKI

Fr. Jarosław Grabowski – the editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’ talks with bishop Wiesław Mering – the bishop of the diocese of Włocławek about the sense of the action ‘Poland at the Cross’ and about whether the activity of laymen changes the contemporary Church »

THEY KNOW WHY THEY ARE GOING

URSZULA BUGLEWICZ

Nowhere else do people make pilgrimages so willingly and numerously, like in Poland. Professors and workers, farmers and employees of corporations, the young and the old, children under their mothers’ hearts and multi-generation families make pilgrimages. Therefore it is said that pilgrimages are Polish special, national phenomenon »

KNIGHTLY MOBILIZATION

FR. JAN ADAM NALASKOWSKI

In the recent time we have been witnesses of godless and vulgar aggression and acts of insulting our national holy symbols and also religious symbols. In this way we are particularly hurt by profanation of Blessed God’s Mother Mary in Her Jasna Góra Image. Facing up those painful events we cannot be passive »

A SUFFICIENTLY GOOD PARENT

EWA WESOŁOWSKA, A PSYCHOLOGIST, A PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Blogs, advice books, celebrities chasing up together in advice for an ideal life, ideal parenthood. On the other side – an ordinary parent who is struggling with everyday life and weaknesses and who want to be ideal. But will he/she have to….at all? »

AN UNDERGROUND NURSE

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

When the war broke out, she was 16, had her secondary school leaving exam passed and lots of plans for the future »

HUNTING FOR CHRISTIANS

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

The year 2019 has been the most violent so far. Intensity of events, their scale and impunity of culprits raise justified anxiety. It began in January with attacks of Islamists on catholic missions in the diocese Bangassou in the Republic of Central Africa. A dozen people were killed and about 20 thousand Christians preferred to escape from the country than be killed. »

NASA ROCKETS WITH POLISH DRIVE

WITOLD IWAŃCZAK

Wojciech Rostafiński, a soldier of the National Army and participant of the Warsaw Uprising, became a cooperator of secret NASA projects for years after the war. His surname was placed in the Alley of the Merit during the Space research »

THE BEST ‘WEAPON’ FOR THE MUSLIMS

FR. PIOTR BĄCZEK

Piotr Bączek talks with Raymond Nader – a Lebanese maronita, a chief of the Christian television Noursat in Beirut about being a Christian in the middle of the Islamic world »

MUSEUM OF THE NATIONAL PRIDE

WOJCIECH BOBROWSKI

1 August is a day on which we do not only reminisce the heroism of soldiers of the Warsaw Uprising and cry on the fate of the victims but we also celebrate their late victory in the form of free Poland of our days »

TO GLORY OF GOD AND TO RESCUE PEOPLE

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

It has been 10 years since a Rescue Group ‘Hope’ was set up in the parish of the Holy Cross and which has had the status of an association since the beginning. Its motto is: ‘To glory of God, and to rescue people’ »

CZESŁAW NIEMEN – IT SOUNDS AS PRIDE

This year it has been the 15th death anniversary of this prominent artist of the Polish pop music. Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński said: Stones will not remember us if we do not remember about those who are not alive among us »

IT MUST BE SAID CLEARLY: ENOUGH!

It is impossible to make a dialogue with groups which do not want a dialogue, are destroying what is holy, blaspheme to God and are demoralizing the man »

HEAVENLY JERUSALEM

ANDRZEJ MIKULSKI

Mosaics by Aleksander Kornouchow in the chapel Redemptopris Mater in Vatican »

ARTUR AND FRIENDS

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

They set up a marketing agency employing people who cannot work outside home, as they are paralyzed. There are fourteen of them, including eight disabled. They are a company ‘I am bedridden and working’ »

MASTER ADAM

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

He is the author of over 130 photography albums, books, posters and calendars. He belongs to the Union of Polish Artists Photographers. He is a member of Royal Photographic Society in London. Due to his photographs he has achieved a lot of awards, both in Poland and all over the world »

UNFINISHED HOLY MASSES IN WOŁYŃ

BOGDAN KĘDZIORA

On the bloody Sunday, that is, 11 July 1943, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army attacked 99 towns in Wołyń, in order to do slaughter on believers and priests who gathered in churches for religious services »

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