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

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 Annual celebrations of the All Saints’ Day also brought us into the atmosphere of historical references.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’. »

QUIET SMUGGLING EURO

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

The former finance minister Jacek Rostowski became a director of advisors of the prime minister Ewa Kopacz. It means that we are going to face a quick entering the euro zone. Serious economists are surprised by this nomination, because the minister left the government rather in infamy, leaving gigantic debts »

POLITICAL ISLAM MAKES A BLOW

Fr. Marek Luczak talks with bishop Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, an expert of Eastern Churches, about the tragic situation of Christ's followers and representatives of other religious minorities in Iraq, about the history of the church there and about why we should not be indifferent to these religions

AGAIN IN THE UNDERGROUND

ELŻBIETA MORAWIEC

It was a meeting of conciliation and understanding, solidarity and hope for the common winning – freedom. As always in Polish history – ours and yours. »

MAD HASTE

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

The centre of the capital city. Traffic jams everywhere, everyone in a hurry, even those who do not have to. Nervousness and stress from the early morning. Cars arrive at kindergartens, parents drive their children. Mad haste, nobody has time, for a while of friendliness, reflection, leaning over a crying baby. »

THE LAST NATIONAL TREASURE

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Mining Labour Unions are afraid that somebody in the higher post than the government has already made a decision about liquidation of this sector of Polish economy. It is only necessary to lead to its collapse with Polish hands and later take over it for pennies »

VICTORIOUS OCTOBER

JAN ŻARYN

October is a month full of fateful events in the history of the Catholic Church. They can be easily divided into tragic and happy, generally moving our hearts, and, finally victorious. This year, in a particular way we will reminiscence life, activity and circumstances of death of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, murdered on 19 October 1984, by Security Officers. »

THREE PAINTINGS

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

The most visible sign of the cult of God's Mercifulness, initiated by s. Faustyna Kowalska, is undoubtedly the picture of Merciful Jesus. Especially three canvasses presenting Christ , according to tips of the Polish mystic sister are known in the world. Here there are short presentations of each of them »

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REAL MEDICAMENT

Artur Stelmasiak talks with archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference

A KNOWN ORGANIST, COMPOSER AND A CHOIR DIRECTOR AT JASNA GORA DIED

Fr. Nikodem Kilnar OSPPE, A National Pastor of Ecclesiastical Musicians

Alicja Golaszewska was born on 5 March 1951 in Gniewkow near Inowroclaw. In 1971 she gained a certificate of graduating from the State Music Secondary School in Gdansk-Wrzeszczow, in the piano class. Being still a student of the secondary school, she started serving as an organist in the parish of the Blessed Heart of Jesus in Gniewkow »

IDENTITY, NOT OBVIOUSNESS

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In December 2012 I met an unusual man in Moscow. The representative of traditional Russian intelligence, a literary and music critic, the chairman of the Russian Fine Arts Academy, wearing an elegant suit with a bow on his neck. »

THERE WAS SUCH SOMEBODY

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

When on 17 September 2014, on the 75th anniversary of the disgraceful invasion of the Soviets into Poland, fighting with the enemy of the West, Germany, at that time, I was standing at the monument of the Killed in the East – a wagon full of crosses, I was thinking about Wojciech Ziembinski, an initiator and creator of this meaningful place in the inner city of Warsaw. »

WE, THE SOCIETY

There may not be a phrase used in media more frequently than 'civic society'. Strengthening self-organization and understanding people's will are to be the main purpose of ministries and EU agenda. Regarding successes in these spheres, Jerzy Owsiak is being created into a secular deity, whereas the extremely leftist 'Political Critics' receives grants in millions. »

POLAND A CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

A dream from a few weeks ago became a fact. A Polish volleyball team has won the championship in the world. The attitude of Poles saved the championship match which was taking place in our country for three weeks. Encoding the transmission of the competitions were in the shadow of during the sport event. »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

THE FRENCH IMPRESSED BY FR. POPIELUSZKO

MILENA KINDZIUK

The message about the begun process for acknowledging the miracle through the intercession of blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko was accepted in France very cordially, also by mass media. The interest in this matter and the blessed priest is really surprising – Fr. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, a notary in the process and one of three Poles in the Canonization Tribunal in Creteil says to 'Niedziela' »

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