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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

POLAND OUTSIDE POLAND

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

Holy Saturday in many British schools is extremely surprising for the natives. In the streets there appear crowds of Poles going to church to have food blessed. Our family tradition is not only noticeable there but is also sincerely admired. »

MORAL AND PATRIOTIC COMMITMENT

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Maybe what I will write, will turn out to be a promise but – I hope – a fulfilled promise. I mean that we will finally have a good act about repatriation – an act promised by the Law and Justice party in an electoral campaign. »

ERDOGAN A SULTAN

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

After a constitutional referendum, in which citizens were voting about acknowledging a system change of the country from the parliamentary into the presidential one, Turkey is surely lost for democracy and the European Union, although not for NATO for the time being »

UNANIMOUS BEFORE THE BREAKUP

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Holy Father is not analyzing any details and ‘is not intruding’ into political issues. However, he has been warning for a long time. Similarly as three years ago in the European Parliament in Strasburg. However, the leaders of the European Union are looking at a different direction. Surely, the atmosphere in Brussels is different from the one in Vatican. »

A PEARL IN THE CROWN

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘The Central-European University is the pearl in the crown of free, newly-united Europe’ – said the vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans during a debate on Hungary. The prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban was attending it. »

CHAOS OF MIGRATION

An interview of Włodzimierz Rędzioch with Stefano Fontana – a director of the International Observatory of Church Social Teaching named cardinal Van Thuan – about the phenomenon of migration »

THROUGH THE EQUATOR IN DEFENCE OF LIFE

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

The Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa, which is in pilgrimage all over the world in the intention of life defence, is going to be in Panama on the World Youth Days in January 2019. At present the Icon which has already visited Asia, Europe and Northern America, is in Ecuador. This is the 28th country in this journey lasting the 5th year. »

EU INITIATIVES

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is fearful to open newspapers. It is getting dangerous in the world, and our European Union is concentrated on its matters. It is not even clear if it is still remembers that a few years ago it received the Noble Peace Prize. Now it is fighting with the so-called populists. »

GIBRALTAR

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Infanta Cristina is a Spanish ship which sailed off onto the territorial waters of Gibraltar. Whereas HMS Scimitar is a British ship which retreated the martial Spanish unit from there. For a conflict about Gibraltar began between two countries, in fact, the members of the European Union at that time. »

A PURPOSE OF THE MISSION

Włodzimierz Rędzioch interview cardinal Camillo Ruini »

AND I WAS CONVERTED

Maria Fortuna-Sudor talks with an actor Jim Caviezel – acting the role of Jesus in the film ‘Passion’ about life, about fascination with St. John Paul II. »

I AM GOING FURTHER

SYLWIA NIEDZIESKA

She is the queen of the Polish stage. Her songs are sung by other generations. On 10 April 1963, at the age of 16, Halina Frąckowiak had sung on the professional stage for the first time »

TRUTH AND THE ‘POST-WORLD’

WITOLD GADOWSKI

We live in the epoch in which an influential part of the Polish society is losing its privileged positions. The expression of their moods can be found in a recently published ‘Intelligence tool’ – an extra for the weekly ‘Politics’. These people show clear similarities to the old Bolshevik groups. »

CHRISTIAN EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The last April session of the European Parliament in Strasburg. We are entering this beautiful city, passing a new big mosque. Soon we get to the main headquarter of the Parliament, from whose windows one can see a thousand-year-old cathedral, with only one tower. »

A GIANT UNMASKED

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

It is unnecessary to try to convince anybody that who has got money, has got authority. In our Polish country one can clearly see an ideological and commercial insanity. It is connected with an invasion of particular ideologies , imposed by people owning enormous amounts of money, and also with pressures exerted on politics by making mass media dependent on the foreign capital. »

A DAY OF THE WORD AND CULTURE

ANDRZEJ TARWID

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, archbishop Wacław Depo, Ludmiła and Stanisław Grygiel, Fr. Prof. Edward Staniek, Fr. Prof. Wincenty Myszor, Leszek Sosnowski and Biały Kruk, Janusz Rosikoń and RosikonPress, Edition of St. Peter, Publishing House of the Loretanki Sisters, Publishing House AA – were in the group of laureates of Phoenix 2017. »

EUROPE NEEDS CHRIST

ŁUKASZ KRZYSZTOFKA

The movement ‘Europa Christi’ was presented on the background of the Roman Declaration of 25 March by its initiator Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś. The meeting was held in a Concert Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw and it was inscribed into the Fair of Catholic Publishers. »

LOVE NEVER DIES

KRZYSZTOF TADEJ

Life of Karolina and Ryszard Kaczorowski is an example of great love. They were married for nearly 60 years. Their acquaintances used to say about them: ‘Who can love so much today? For them great romantic love is so obvious as the fact that the man breathes!’. Till the day of 10 April 2010 arrived. »

A QUESTION ABOUT THE BETRAYAL

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Seven years after the air catastrophe at Smoleńsk, old accusations towards the former prime minister Donald Tusk are reviving. Was the agreement to the Chicago convention, instead to the contract of 1993, a diplomatic betrayal? »

EUROPEAN FRUSTRATIONS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Heavy weapons often aimed against Poland in the EP were to be a kind of a preparatory volley for a proper attack, that is, implementing the famous article 7. »

EUROPE WITH A VISIT AT THE POPE’S

ELŻBIETA KRAWCZYK

During his meeting on 24 March 2017 with leaders and chiefs of member countries of the EU, Pope Francis encouraged them to listen to postulates of people and nations creating the European Union. »

CHURCH IN THE COUNTRY OF SAMURAI

From St. Franciszek Ksawery to Bl. Justus Ukon Takayama. An interview with Fr. Domenico Vitalim, a Jesuit missionary in Japan, a parish priest in Hiroszima. The interview by Włodzimierz Rędzioch. »

TWO ROADS FOR POLAND AND UKRAINE

FR. ANDRZEJ ZWOLIŃSKI

In a political action, especially in propaganda, we often see simplifications of analysis and checking complex problems for simple descriptions. They usually end with definite suggestions of solutions and social offers. It is the same case with the analysis of complicated relations among nations, including Poland and Ukraine »

NEWS FROM FOREIGN PRESS

Mafia bosses cannot be either godparents or witnesses of Confirmation sacrament. It was decided so by archbishop Michele Pennisi, an ordinary of the Monreale diocese in Sicilia. »

AN EDUCATOR OF FREE PEOPLE

MAGDALENA KOWALEWSKA

Within the celebrations of the 30th death anniversary of the creator of the Light-Life Movement in the Seym there was a symposium devoted to the life of Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki. Also statuettes Truth-Cross-Adoration were awarded, referring to the program of moral renewal of the nation and the society of this God’s servant. »

CHRISTIANITY A REMEDY AGAINST EUROPEAN CRISIS

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A pilgrimage to Jasna Góra, a letter to pope Francis, presentation of a renewed idea of Europe to Polish bishops, a scientific conference, a letter to the Catholics – are only some initiatives which were undertaken by the Movement ‘Europa Christi’ whose promoter is Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś. »

I LET HIM LEAD ME

An interview of Agnieszka Porzezińska with Marcin Kwaśny – an actor and a producer of the film ‘The expelled’ about praying for good weather, military preparation and gaining the best fuel for action »

WHO PAYS FOR THE UNION?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Stop financing euro-skeptic groups’ – this is the motto imposed by the German euro-deputy, the chief of the biggest political fraction in the European Parliament Manfred Weber. The fraction includes among the others euro-deputies of the Civic Platform party and the Polish Peasant’s party, so he speaks also on their behalf. »

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