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

A NOT UNCOVERED TREASURE OF THE CHURCH

GRZEGORZ POLAK

A dozen years ago, and it was at the time of intensification of the conflict of Oświęcim, I saw on one of German TV stations a report in front the gate of the former camp in Auschwitz, beginning with the words: ‘Der polnische Antisemitismus’ …(Polish anti-Semitism). At that moment I was shocked, but I treated as a separate case of a complete sense of decency. »

‘PATENT FOR THE UNION’

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Union of countries is the only patent of European countries. The name ‘European Union’ appeared in the beginning of the 90s of the last century, when the Treaty from Maastricht, defining a cooperation among a dozen countries of our continent, was finalized. When nearly six years ago, the Lisbon Treaty was implemented, it gave the EU legal character. »

FROM JOY TO A TESTIMONY

Mikołaj Wyrzykowski talks with a journalist and a traveler Wojciech Cejrowski

POLES FROM DONBASS ARE ENTERING THE EMPLOYMENT MARKET

EMILIA DRÓŻDŻ

Poles evacuated from Donbass will leave centres in Ryabki and Łański soon. Most of them managed to find work and home. They are happily accepted in Poland and want to stay here for ever »

I WANT TO BE CLOSE TO PEOPLE

Anna Przewoźnik talked with the president elect Andrzej Duda on the courtyard of Jasna Góra

The president elect Andrzej Duda arrived in the Jasna Góra sanctuary in the afternoon on 25 May 2015, in order to pray to the Miraculous Image of Our Lady. »

PRESIDENT ELECT ANDRZEJ DUDA – A MAN AND A LAWYER WITH A GOOD OPINION

(Editors)

President elect Andrzej Duda received an act of election for the president of the Polish Republic on 29 May 2015. The ceremony was held in the White Hall of the palace in Wilanów. »

Acknowledging single-sex relations is a defeat of humankind

(RV)

Legal acknowledgment of partnership relations between people of the same sex in Ireland means a defeat of not only Christian principles, but also of humankind. In this way the secretary of the state of the Holy See cardinal Pedro Parolin commented results of a referendum on the Green Island from 24 May 2015 in which the Irish voted for legalization of contracting single-sex couples. »

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, AND RUSSIA IN IT

WINCENTY ŁASZEWSKI

In the Christian theology the word ‘heart’ has an important place. It is connected with the Truth, the deepest truth about the man. It means – Benedict XVI reminds – ‘the centre of the human existence ….in which a man finds his unity’. This is the common denomination of our thinking, speaking, deeds. It defines us in whole, defines us for eternity. Indeed Jesus teaches: ‘Where your treasure is, your heart is also there’ (Mt 6.21). »

FAREWELLS, GREETINGS…

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is not the first castling in the European Parliament. From time to time euro-deputies say farewell, who hold important posts in their countries. »

A CASE OF MARY KOŁAKOWSKA

(pr)

The District Court in Gdańsk sentenced Mary Kołakowska to 20 hours of public works because last year in Gdańsk she was trying to inhibit in presenting the insulting pseudo-play ‘Picnic Golgotha’ by leftist activists. It has already been the second verdict in this case. »

TRANSNATIONAL CHILDREN

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

A spokesman of children’s rights appeals not to call children euro-orphans, because this name has got pejorative tinge and stigmatizes. It is better to use the name ‘children from transnational families’, that is, the ones in which one of parents lives abroad. »

LET’S HURRY TO LOVE PEOPLE

JAN MARIA JACKOWSKI

On the 1st June there is the 100th birth anniversary of Fr. Jan Twardowski (1915 – 2006), a fervent priest and a prominent religious poet. »

POLITICAL DEJA VU

TOMASZ WINIARSKI

A lot things prove that In 2016 in a race to the White House will be attended by members of two politically most influential families in the USA. The Bush Clan gave America two presidents who managed the country through three cadencies. The Clintons lived in the White House for nearly all the 90s of the last century. These surnames are an icon of the American political stage, its inseparable part and what is the most important – they still have ab enormous electoral potential. So, there is going to be a competition of the giants »

EURO MESS-UP

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

An idiot or a thief works for six thousand zlotys monthly in Poland – said the EU commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska. Her recorded news were reprinted by media in Poland. »

BETWEEN THE GOLGOTHA AND THE TABOR MOUNTAIN

Fr. Marek Łuczak talks with bishop Grzegorz Ryś about the condition of the Polish Church, its image, strength of the Christian message and also about the Congress of the New Evangelization

IN DEFENCE OF THE GOOD NAME OF THE POLES

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik – a grandson of a prisoner of the camp in Treblinka, who, among the others, documents help brought to the Jews by Poles during the Holocaust

A TAMER OF BOLSHEVISM

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

‘Poland is facing a great question: is it to be a country equivalent to big powerful countries of the world, or a small country needing care of powerful countries? »

MOTHERLY AUREOLA

FR. SŁAWOMIR PIETRASZKO

The end of the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. Hard times of a serious economic crisis, poverty, mass emigration of people in Italy. »

LIFE IS LIKE A FILM SCRIPT

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In May at the Royal Castle in Warsaw the annual awards of the Remembrance Custodian were granted. One of the rewarded people was Kazimierz Piechowski. Most people in Poland are not familiar with his surname, and it is a pity – because he is a real hero. »

ATTENTION, POLAND IS WAKING UP!

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ , The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

In Cracow in the place of martyr death of St. Stanisław BM, a patron of moral order as great preacher as Fr. Piotr Skarga, expressing much concern about the future of our Homeland. On electoral Sunday 10 May 2015, during the Holy Mass with participation of the Polish Episcopate, archbishop Józef Michalik said: ‘If Poland wants to survive, it must be converted. »

URN WITH THE ASHES OF THE LATE GENERAL BŁASIK DEPOSITED AT JASNA GÓRA

(L. D.)

In the Chapel of the Nation Remembrance at Jasna Góra, on 9 May this year, the urn with the ashes of the late General Andrzej Błasik, a pilot and commander of the Air Forces of the Polish Republic and who was killed in the air crash on 10 April 2010, was deposited. »

WE ALL MUST WORK ON IT

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, The Honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

In the presidential campaign there were personalities of various candidates for the post of the state head. Some of them presented themselves as quite unique, others – as short-tempered people, others could not resist from attacking the Church and believers. »

POLAND NEEDS CHANGES

Artur Stelmasiak talks with dr. Andrzej Duda – a candidate for the Polish Republic President

TWEETING WITH GOD

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

Pope Francis defined the project ‘Tweeting with God’ as very important: blessing it, he put his hand on one of books and sank in a deep prayer for while for all people who will read these texts in search for the truth in their life »

HE HAD A GOOD SCHOOL OF SERVING TO HOMELAND

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Today, in our eyes, historical changes are taking place. It turned out again that the solidarity mobilization of the nation can change the course of history with great prayer. Adam Mickiewicz wrote: ‘Our nation is like a lava/ Hard and cold outside, dry and filthy/ But will not be chilling for the inner fire of hundred years/ Let’s spit at this shell, and let’s descend to the depth…’. »

MARTYROLOGY OF THE POLISH CLERGY

WOJCIECH WICHNIOWSKI

- Saint martyrs are for us a great example of faith – said archbishop Józef Kowalczyk in the sanctuary of St. Joseph in Kalisz on 29 April 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the concentration camp liberation in Dachau and on the Day of Martyrology of the Polish Clergy »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl