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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

WHOSE POLAND WILL IT BE?

Michał Karnowski

Let’s recall the memorable words said by the prime minister Jan Olszewski on 4 June 1992: ‘Today I can see whose Poland it will be, and there must be a decision made about it’. The words are recalled only on the occasion of those events. Wrong. »

Lucas – a friend of the saint little shepherds

FR. MARIUSZ FRUKACZ

During a meeting with the editor-in-chief Lidia Dudkiewicz in the editorial office of ‘Niedziela’, guests were being accompanied by: Fr. Henryk Ślusarczyk – a monk from the Society of the Divine Word, Fr. Marek Maciążek – a custodian of the sanctuary of Fatima Children in Szczecin and Fr. Piotr Nowosielski – an editor of ‘Niedziela Legnicka’. »

DONBASS WARLORDS

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

The successful bomb assassination on Aleksander Zacharczenka, a chief of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, is inscribed in the series of mysterious murders of separatist leaders of republics and is an extra evidence that four years after they appeared their future is unknown. »

100 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND 100 YEARS OF FATHER TOMZIŃSKI

President Andrzej Duda handed Fr. Jerzy Tomziński, a Pauline Father, in the year of the 100th anniversary of independence gained by Poland and on the occasion of the jubilee of the 100th birthday of the oldest Pauline father, memorial medals and a congratulation letter. »

SUCH SHOWS HAPPEN ONLY ONCE

On 25-26 August this year in Radom there is going to be the 16th edition of the International Air Show 2018. These is to be an unusual show. »

KPP (COMMUNIST PARTY OF POLAND)

Mirosław Piotrowski

This abbreviation has been associated for decades with the Communist Polish Party which Józef Wissarionowicz Stalin ‘dissolved’ in 1938. To make it more specified, he invited its main activists to Moscow and gave an order to shot them to death. »

OUR LADY OF THE NATIONAL ARMY

WITOLD ZYCH

Recently a lot has been said about the Katyń Monument in Jersey City at the Hudson river. For the mayor of this city decided to remove the monument from this place and change its location which caused protests among the Polish diaspora. »

CRUSADE TO THE WEST

WIESŁAWA LEWANDOWSKA

Today’s so-called average Pole hardly understands or knows what is happening in the world – despite or maybe because of having TV or internet on all the time – about its geopolitical, economic and social processes. »

WILL ‘A BOMB’ EXPLODE IN DUBLIN

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Costanza Miriano about the World Families Meeting

Missing in Germany

Mirosław Piotrowski

In our western neighbouring countries searches of missing people were begun. For, there are 126 thousand foreigners missing there, including a few dozen thousand so-called refugees. »

A HILL REACHING UP TO THE VERY HEAVEN

Lidia Dudkiewicz, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Polish way of faith has got Mary’s character. One can boldly say that religiousness to Our Lady Mary is the Polish specialty and making pilgrimages is our Polish phenomenon. Big crowds of pilgrims going across the Polish land are still trampling paths to Mary worshipped in various images. »

WHAT ABOUT EUROPE, WHAT ABOUT OUR POLAND?

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś, The Honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Europe is the home of the world’s civilization. Basing on Jesus’ teaching, here excellent universities were established, humanistic and technical thought has been developed, here civilization of love and universal development were built. »

ONTO THE MONT BLANC WITH DECALOGUE

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

Proclaim ten God’s Commandments from the Roof of Europe? Why not? A few people connected with the idea of Decalogue project took up plaques of Decalogue onto the Mont Blanc in order to remind of the most important commandments which God gave to all people by Moses and about which less and less Europeans remember »

TOMMOROW ALL THIS WILL BE OVER

,(…) after many weeks of very poor diet, we found an old crust of bread. It was lying on sand, in the ground, very dirty. Despite that, I and my brother were fighting about who was to eat it’ – says Bożena Małecka in an interview with ‘Niedziela’, an inhabitant of Warsaw and an eye-witness of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising in Żoliborz »

IN LOVE WITH POLAND

ŁUKASZ KRZYSZTOFKA, MAGDALENA KOWALEWSKA

For over a week 250 young Poles from 21 countries in the world were hosted in Warsaw. With the motto ‘Vocation in faith’ there was the Second Congress of the Youth Polish Diaspora. The youth gave a testimony that despite living far away from Poland – they have God and Homeland in their heart and are proud of being Poles. »

WHO REMEMBERS ABOUT EDYTA STEIN?

AGNIESZKA BUGAŁA

Wrocław, Lubliniec and Auschwitz – three places on the map of Poland strictly connected with Edyta Stein. Can one find any traces of her there? »

POPE’S PARENTS TO BE BEATIFIED AND CANONIZED

Milena Kindziuk

Words of cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz concerning a possibility of beginning a beatification and canonization process of parents of St. John Paul II echoed loudly. They sounded authentic, when the cardinal said that ‘this issue is lying in his heart’. »

UNION IS THE ENEMY

Mirosław Piotrowski

These are the words of the president of the USA, paying his visit to Europe. He stated that similarly as Russia and China, the European Union is the enemy of this country. »

Lidia Dudkiewicz, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

A priest in a cassock, with the cross on his arm, in solitude or with another priest is going from a parish to parish along village roads, streets of small and big cities, along motorways on which trucks go quickly. »

YOU ARE A HAPPY NATION AS YOU HAVE FAITH IN YOUR HEARTS

Piotr Słomski talks with cardinal Raymond Leo Burke

Recently in Szczecin cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been a guest. He was a speaker during a conference entitled: ‘Marriage and family. The sources of crisis and ways out of difficulties’. »

PUTIN’S GERMANY

Mirosław Piotrowski

‘Germany is a hostage of Russia’ – said the president of the USA Donald Trump. It took place during the last summit meeting of NATO in Brussels »

THEY BURNT THEM ALIVE

AGNIESZKA DZIARMAGA

Stench of burnt bodies – characteristic, sweetish, but not impossible to imitate – was accompanying long to those who survived, who got saved from pacification. »

Forging holiness

Lidia Dudkiewicz, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Feet are to walk– says a veteran of pilgrimages Fr. Stanisław Orzechowski, a famous ‘Orzech’. Certainly – it is best to use them on the way to eternity. Surely God gave us legs to go to Him. The purpose of our pilgrimage on Earth is achieving Heaven. »

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