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Office Editorial of Sunday

EXCLUSION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

From the perspective of Brussels and Strasburg, the actions of the opposition in Poland are appearing in a grotesque way. However, a small group of foreign MEPs, who get easily deceived by the Modern Party, the Civic Platform party and others initiating debates about Poland in the Euro-Parliament, and must feel extremely embarrassed now. »

CHILDREN OF TARGOWICA

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

During eight governing years of the coalition the Civic Platform party and The Polish People’s Alliance, vectors of propaganda of these formations and media favouring them (about 95 per cent of information) changed quite frequently. »

INTER-GENERATIONAL CRACOVIAN NATIVITY SCENE

Magdalena Kowalewska talks with Adam Bujak, a papal photographer and author of over 140 books »

THEY WILL WORSHIP THE SAME JESUS

MAGDALENA KOWALEWSKA

In Poland and in the world there are more and more towns where the Procession of Three kings is organized. This year, a joyful colourful procession reminding of the birth of Christ in Bethlehem is going to take place in over 500 cities of the country and 20 abroad, including 5 places of Rwanda. »

WE ARE STAYING HERE TO REBUILD THE HOUSE OF ST. BENEDICT

In December of the Jubilee Year 2000 three American monks got to Nurcia who decided to inhabit the city of St. Benedict, in a monastery built at the place of his family house, at a basilica devoted to the patron of monks. »

BROTHER ALBERT REMINDS US ABOUT DIGNITY OF EVERY HUMAN

THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

Polish bishops edited a pastoral letter on the occasion of the Year of St. Brother Albert which starts on the Day of Lord’s Birth – on 25 December 2016. Hierarchs point that the Year of St. Brother Albert is a continuation of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy ended recently. They note that real change of heart is expressed in merciful action for our neighbours. »

EVERYTHING IS CORRECT

MARIAN FLOREK

Not earlier than after many years he placed his personal life and music in their proper places, so that they would be correct. He does not conceal that Jesus Christ is very important to him and whose presence he felt in a very palpable way »

DIVINE MERCY

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Indeed offcially the Holy Year of Mercy has already ended but we believe that Divine Mercy goes beyond this censorship »

HOW JOHN PAUL II CHANGED CUBA

On 16 November 2016 he reached the age of 80. 80 years intensively experienced, full of rich events, over 20 of them – in the light of illuminators of world media. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the previous director of the Vatican Press Office, and a spokesman of John Paul II is one of the most known people connected with the pontificate of the Polish Pope. »

THE MARTIAL LAW FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE YEAR 2016

BOGDAN KĘDZIORA

Since 13 December 1981 there has already passed time measured in history with the life of one generation. For the young generation brought up in the Third Republic of Poland it is a far history at the end of the time of Polish People’s Republic. »

WHERE ARE THOSE SLANDERERS TODAY?

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

This is a far history but some people remember it. In 2006 the Civic Platform published a collection of sheets of paper which was called ‘A report on public media’ . in fact it was a false denunciation on those few journalists who, thanks to a created gap in the media system, found a possibility of cooperating with the Polish Television and the Polish Radio. »

THEY SAID FAREWELL TO FIDEL CASTRO

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In the Union there are more approving or even apologetic voices to the communist Fidel Castro »

DOWN SYNDROME DOES NOT KILL LOVE

PIOTR FRANKOWSKI

In 2014 European social organizations fighting for respecting rights of people with Down syndrome, prepared an advertising spot being an appeal to women who would find out that their babies would be born with this genetic defect. »

WE ARE RETREATING TO THE ANCIENT TIMES

Once we heard that in France it is difficult to meet somebody with visible Down syndrome in the street. We know from TV or personal experiences that such people are extremely joyful and friendly. »

THEY WERE SAVING THE JEWS WHEN RISKING THEIR OWN LIVES

ŁUKASZ KRZYSZTOFKA

Media informed the whole world about Polish death camps very quickly, whereas information that the main purpose of the Polish Underground Country was helping the Jews by Poles did not get into the public space. There is no other country in the world whose purpose would be this kind of commitment »

THE WIND WILL TELL YOU

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘How many roads must one wander in order to become a human?’ – these are the words of a song by Bob Dylan, which we remember from our youth. This American composer and bard received a literary Noble prize. This most prestigious prize in the world, awarded in many spheres, brings also financial aspect, because Noble prize winners receive over a million dollars. »

A JUBILEE COMPLETE INDULGENCE AT JASNA GÓRA

FR. STANISŁAW TOMOŃ, A PAULINE FATHER

On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the Coronation of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady, on 8 December 2016 Jasna Góra received a special papal gift in the form of the jubilee indulgence. »

PAPAL HUGGING

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

A lot of joyful pages are in the current edition of our weekly. For, it has been prepared for the third Sunday of Advent – called Sunday ‘gaudete’, that is, ‘Sunday of joy’. »

PREMATURE CHILDREN VISITING THE FIRST LADY

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Agata Kornhauser-Duda organized a meeting on the occasion of the World Day of Premature Children. The meeting at the Presidential Palace was attended by families which bring up pre-mature children, prominent neonatologists, specialists of lactation, experts for women’s milk bank. »

NATALIA, THE DAUGHTER OF CZESŁAW

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

Natalia Niemen is an unusual person in the Polish show-business. She speaks about herself: ‘First I am the goddess of home, family, a housewife, wife and mother, and later an artist’. »

ELECTION OF AMERICA

JAN MARIA JACKOWSKI

The victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election in the USA caused a lot of comments. Some people – ‘politically correct’ – think that it is a tragedy, others – think differently. »

THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN OF THE WORLD UNMASKED

JOANNA SZCZERBIŃSKA

George Soros. Name and surname, which hides a lot of dangerous mysteries, raises fear on exchange markets and among politicians, makes all kinds of progressives delighted, causes grinding teeth among patriots and the Christians. »

RULERS OF THE WORLD

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The North-Atlantic Pact is the only defensive system to which the majority belongs, that is, 24 in 28 countries of the European Union »

WHO IS PULLING STRINGS

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

I am looking at the cover of published novelties of the White Raven…..What is shocking to see are the words: ‘The most dangerous man of the world’. This is a courageous book, unmasking George Soros, a billionaire, revealing his global network of influences. »

HEORES ARE USUALLY LONELY

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

Finally there has been day of historic justice. In relation to the National Day of Independence the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda announced the general nomination for colonel Ryszard Kukliński – ‘a lonely knight of our independence’, regained in 1989. He is considered as the first Polish knight in NATO. »

THE FIRST HOLY MASS IN THE CHURCH OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

This year’s Day of Independence was unusual. After 225 years the first Eucharist in the intention of Homeland was celebrated in the church of Divine Providence in Warsaw »

HE WAS READY

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

Leonard Cohen was much more popular in Poland than in his home country Canada for a long time. In our country he had a steadfast true propagator »

I AM TOUCHING THE SAINT

Fr. Luciano Pescatore comes from Apula. At present he is a parish priest in a church in Montenero di Bisaccia (the region of Molise). He has an unusual profession – he prepares relics of the beatified and saints, among the others, of John Paul II. »

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