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
In order to manage to carry out necessary changes in Poland, repair everything from basic, the nation must understand what is really happening at present and what its sources are. ‘It is the first time for 26 years, since the year 1989, when the rightist party has won, but it is its victory which is shown only through the prism of….opponents. »
+WIESŁAW MERING, BISHOP OF WŁOCŁAWEK
I read your opinion about the ‘coup’ in Poland with much surprise and outrage. I really know my country better than you: I have lived in my Homeland for 70 years; I assure you that the election of the President and the new Government in Poland does not prove the lack of democracy. »
Fr. STANISŁAW TOMOŃ OSPPE
The main motif of the 8th Patriotic Pilgrimage of Supporters held on 9 January 2016 at Jasna Góra, was the 60th anniversary of Poznań June and the 1050th anniversary of Poland baptism. About 5 thousand representatives of various football clubs arrived from all over Poland, also Poles from the Border Lands, supporting the FK club Lida from Belarus and KS Polonia club from Vilnus. »
How many of them are there in Poland? Officially about 175 thousand. Most of the Ukrainians, especially from the beginning of the conflict with Russia. We see most refugees from eastern Ukraine, from the Donetsk and Lugansk camp, from regions which are most vulnerable to the attacks from the Russians and separatists »
LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'
Once, on the occasion of his birthday, asked about his plans for the future, he answered: ‘I would like to grow up and deserve holiness’. He was impressed by epitaph which the Dominicans gave to a mediaeval monk. »
CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
The Polish Seym unanimously decided that the year 2016 is the Jubilee Year of the 1050th anniversary of Poland baptism. ‘This act had a decisive importance for the process of uniting Polish generations under the reign of the Piasts and forming Christian identity of our nation’ – says the provision. It was supported by 413 MPs. »
LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'
Profanation of our national hymn has finally ended, which has recently been broadcast on the Polish Radio at full hours interchangeably with the hymn of the European Union, within the protest action, introduced by Kamil Dąbrowa, the previous director of the Radio Programme One. »
The Meeting In Gniezno will be held from 11 to 13 March 2016. Its three-day program will consist of lectures of important people of social, public and religious life from Poland and abroad, as well as discussion panels, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and liturgical events. »
JERZY ROBERT NOWAK
Very few of our compatriots are aware of significance of achievements by prominent Poles in various countries of the world. And they were so great that tragic fate of Poland after failures of several uprisings made ten thousand of dynamic and talented people emigrate. How significant evaluations of such a prominent foreign observer of our history were, like prof. Norman Davies. »
With the beginning of the pontificate of pope Francis, poor people took an unusual place in the Church. – When a number of votes reached two third and it started to be ‘dangerous’- said pope Bergoglio during the first meeting with journalists, soon after being elected – cardinal Hummes cuddled me, kissed me and said: ‘Do not forget about the poor’. »
FR. BOGDAN STEPAN
Pope Francis expressed his request so that the Ukrainian icon from Poland ‘Gate of Mercy’ would be brought to Vatican on the opening of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercifulness »
O. MICHAŁ LEGAN OSPPE www.legan.paulini.pl
When he got seriously ill, he set off in his private pilgrimage to Jasna Góra. It was when he told me about his everyday ritual: first the Holy Mass celebrated in the early morning in the collegiate of St. Florian in Cracow and then a coffee from a great coffee-maker (nearly the same as the one in Italy) and a calm, peaceful Rosary with deep reflection. »
I have just returned from Brussels. I have brought several dozen photos and characteristic pictures from the fortnight stay. Army in the streets. On nearly every pavement commandos armed from head to toe, and military transporters on every crossroad. Full alarm of fire, hands on guns all the time. One can see that they are ready to shoot at any time. It applies the highest level of terrorist threat. »