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 DIALOGUE OF EVERYDAY LIFE WITH ETERNITY

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

ON PROVEN PATHS OF JASNA GÓRA

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Stanisław Gądecki – the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference

ELECTIONS WERE THEORETICAL

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

In a democratic country belonging to the EU and NATO, one can find out who won the elections »

LIFE HAS ROLLED A FULL CIRCLE

LISTENED TO BY WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

Reflections of Fr. Prof. Waldemar Chrostowski on the occasion of receiving Ratzinger Prize »

DEAD CITY

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

Together with Aszot, we set off to the West from Erwania in his rickety merecedes. After two hours, we reached to the border with Turkey. – I must show something to you – said Aszot. – Or you will not understand Armenians. »

There is Only One Church

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

"Unity is a priceless gift" - said Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz in Toruń during the recent celebrations of the anniversary of the existence of Radio Maryja. The Cardinal, who was the closest aide and friend of St. John Paul II, came to Toruń from Cracow. »

FAITHFULNESS TO THE SPIRIT OF THE TRUTH, NOT A RUSH FOR THE SPIRIT OF TIME

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Stanisław Gądecki – the Chair of the polish Episcopal Conference

MOTHER OF CHURCH

ANNA RASTAWICKA

On 21 November 1964 Pope Paul VI said words in his solemn announcing Mary the Mother of Church. He did it at the end of the III session of the Second Vatican Council. The main topic of that Vatican council was, as Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński said, studying the essence of the Church and its mission in the contemporary world. »

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TAKE CARE OF INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND THE YOUTH

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

In Central-Eastern Europe, including Poland, catholic education was liquidated after the Second World War for ideological-political reasons – only 9 Catholic schools in Poland survived the liquidation. »

RETURN HOME AS THE ALIVE

Anna Cichobłaźińska talks with Danuta Iwankowicz from Tarnopol In Ukraine, related to ‘Niedziela’ for many years

A WOMAN ON A REMOTE CONTROL

JOANNA OPERACZ

What could happen if there was contraception on a remote control – a button would be pressed and a woman would become infertile? Such an invention already exists. It can appear on the market in four years’ time »

EUROPE, RETURN TO GOD!

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

Many paradoxes were noticeable during a short visit of pope Francis in European institutions (26 November 2014). The Holy Father spoke to a politicians who forgot about God to a large extent, which is seen, among the others, in attacking Christian values. »

PROTEST OF ARCHBISHOP WACŁAW DEPO CONCERNING THE TV ADVERTISEMENT SPOT ‘THE CLOSEST STRANGERS’

In relation to the transmission of the advertisement spot on TV ‘The closest strangers’, promoting homosexuality, archbishop Wacław Depo, the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference for Mass Media, addressed a letter to Jan Dworak, the Chair of the Radio Broadcasting Council on 31 October 2014. »

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

AGNIESZKA KONIK-KORN

It has been 100 years since dramatic events in Zabawa near Tarnów. On 18 November 1914, 16-year-old Karolina Kózkówne, defending her freedom and dignity and girlish chastity, was killed by a Russian soldier. Today in a similar situation we would surely read headings of colourful magazines which would not be any more popular a few moments later. »

ABOUT POLES AND POLISH DIASPORA IN CHICAGO

Fr. Waldemar Wesołowski talks with bishop Andrzej Wypych from Chicago about pastoral ministry in American parishes

THEY FELT IMPUNITY

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

Death of Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko was planned with cold blood. Culprits acted with premeditation – emphasizes Jakub Gołębiewski from the Institute of National Remembrance, an author of the second volume of documents collection concerning the kidnapping of priest Jerzy »

IN THE KINDERGARDEN OF EUROPE

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Paweł Kowal about closing up in the grey sphere of security, neglecting neighbourhood and forgotten Jagiellonian idea

REDEMPTION OF THE INVESTIGATION BEFORE ELECTIONS

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 5 November the District Prosecution in Warsaw remitted the investigation concerning the civil organization of flights of the president and the prime minister to Smoleńsk in 2010 »

AN ITALIAN PRECEDENCE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Is there anyone able to bring a conflict between two EU countries? »

POWER WITH POWER

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with a colonel Andrzej Kowalski about spies, agents, illegal refugees and using a threat towards the country for political-propaganda purposes

MARTYRDOM MAP OF CHRISTIANS

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

Another Day of Solidarity with the Persecuted Church is announced by the papal organization Help to the Church in Need. ‘Let’s save the Church in Syria’ – this is the calling which is seen on a poster announcing this prayer initiative, planned for Sunday on 9 November 2014. »

THINKING ABOUT HOMELAND

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

A famous poem of Karol Wojtyła entitled: ‘Thinking about Homeland’ has a great significance for people appreciating their roots, heritage, history. St. John Paul II is a master in great reflection on the idea of patriotism and in realization of these works. »

BISHOP GRZEGORZ KASZAK ASKS FOR HELP IN REBUILDING THE CATHEDRAL

GRZEGORZ KASZAK, Bishop of Sosnowiec

Today I write to You with my heart full of pain, because I know that Your hearts have always been sensitive to needs of those who were in difficult situations. The fire engulfed our cathedral. »

POLAND WITHOUT THE CROSS?

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

The advertisement spot ordered by the Foreign Ministry, was to promote Poland, but became the subject of a controversy. Poland is shown without Christian elements, including the cross. The advertisement spot lasts a minute. »

CLEANSING FROM CHRISTIANS

ŁUKASZ JAKSIK

- Christians in Syria must choose between two bitter chalices: die or go away -said Samir Nassar, Maronite archbishop of Damascus. - After the Eucharist our Catholics say farewell with tears in their eyes outside a church because they do not know whether one day they will be able to meet again »

POLISH ENTERPRENEURS ARE ESCAPING ABROAD

ANDRZEJ KAŹMIERCZAK

The wave of enterprises bankruptcy returned to Poland. Last September 71 more companies went bankrupt than in the analogue month last in the previous year. Not only was the number of bankruptcy bigger – there were also bigger economic losses. »

POST SCRPITUM TO THE FILM ‘GODS’

Anna Wyszyńska talks with Assoc. Prof. of medical sciences Marian Zembala, a cardiac surgeon and transplant surgeon – the director of the Silesian Centre of Heart Illnesses in Zabrze

WHITE SPOTS IN A MUSEUM

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

The newly opened Historical Museum of Polish Jews leads a viewer with a story about events. It is created by writings, staging, interactive posts. Surely, it is the most modern museum in Poland. »

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Editor-in-chief: Fr Ireneusz Skubis • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl