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

WYD INFO ON A SMARTPHONE 

You can already download the application that keeps informing you about the events of the World Youth Days in Krakow and the Days in the Dioceses.  »

WE WANT TO BE TOGETHER

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

"We want to be together" - is the main message of the leaders of 27 European Union countries, who met in Brussels after the announcement of the result of the British referendum. Donald Tusk convened for the summit meeting of the European Council . Discussions were about two days. »

THE BELL TOLLS FOR EUROPE

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

All signs in Heaven and on the Earth are calling for return of the old Continent to its roots, to values on which its excellent founders had been building the European community. Among them are candidates for altars: Robert Schuman and Alcide De Gasperi, as well as a Christian politician Konrad Adenauer. »

EUROPE CHRISTI

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, THE HONOURABLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

If we are to find the reasons of discontent among the Europeans – not only the British – with the European Union, the biggest one is the fact that we are dealing with its undemocratic dispositions through which it deprives particular nations of their sovereignty. »

RELICS OF BLESSED PIER GIORGIO IN POLAND

ANNA JANOWSKA

On the World Youth days, an unusual pilgrim, blessed Pier Giorgio Frasssati, whom John Paul II had named ‘A man of eight blessings’, will arrive in Poland in his relics. »

THE SUMMIT OF MILITARY DETERRENCE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

The biggest trainings of the North-Atlantic Alliance, and now the biggest summit meeting of NATO. These definite steps of the Alliance are not liked by Russia. But Poles should not worry about it. »

THE FILM OF KRZYSZTOF MADEJ HAS WON

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

An International Movie Festival ‘Mobile Dictu’, under the patronage of the Pope and the Council for Culture is held regularly in Rome since the year 2010. This is one of the most prestigious Catholic movie festivals, therefore awards granted there are acknowledged as Vatican Oscars. »

FAMILY, THAT IS, AN CAPITAL

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

Prof. Gary Becker, one of leading representatives of the so-called Chicago school, associated with a liberation trend in economy, received an award in Economy in 1992. He gained acknowledgment in the world as one of creators of the theory of social capital, especially an author of a monumental ‘Treaty about family’. »

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THEIR HOME

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

They are people like us – said Ban Ki-moon, the UNO General Secretary. – Before they had to leave their homes, they had lived a normal life. And now their greatest dream is to return to normality anew »

IGNACY DOMEYKO DREAMT ABOUT SUCH POLAND

Artur Stelmasiak talks with Pablo Domeyko, a great-grandson of Ignacy Domeyko – a hero of Chile and friend of Adam Mickiewicz »

DEMOCRACY PROTECTION COMMITTEE LOSES WITH FREE POLES

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

A few months were enough for principals hidden behind a screen of great words, as well as sponsors and allies of the so-called Democracy Protection Committee to show their faces. »

DEFENDING HOLY SUNDAY

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

Definite action of the Polish Episcopal Conference, which got engaged in supporting initiatives of ‘Solidarity’, concerning restricting trade on Sunday, needs our strengthening. Specifically speaking – we must collects 100 thousand signatures. In Poland we have already been witnesses of an assassination on Sunday. »

YOUTH DAYS VERY WORLDLY

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK, A SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

The meeting of the youth with pope Francis in Cracow will be a breakthrough meeting on various levels. »

REDOUBT OF THE POLISH CHURCH ON THE TIBER

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Polish Papal Ecclesiastical Institute in Rome is one the most important institutions of the Polish Church outside the borders of the Polish Republic »

THE KNIGHTS OF THE CROSS – BETWEEN A LEGEND AND THE REALITY

Włodziemierz Rędzioch talks with Bishop Bruno Platter – a great master of the Teutonic order »

TIMMERMANS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Frans Timmermans defines himself as a Catholic politician, although he does not agree with Pope »

BEFORE BREXITEM

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Great anxiety prevailed in the EU chambers. For the day of British referendum approaching with great strides. Citizens of the United Kingdom will vote for staying or leaving the European Union. Past surveys indicated that the minimal, yet the majority wants to remain in the EU structures. »

TURKEY – A TIME BOMB WITH A DELAYED IGNITION

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Massimo Introvign, a professor of sociology and religion at the Papal Salesian University, and an author of a book ‘Turkey and Europe’ and essays about the Party of Justice and Development of President Erdogan, about the complicated situation in Turkey and the role of this country in the international arena »

THE PRIME MINISTER OF POLAND IN VATICAN

EDITORS

On the 35th anniversary of the assassination on John Paul II, 13 May 2016, the prime minister Beata Szydło paid an official visit in Vatican. She participated in the Holy Mass in the intention of Homeland, celebrated at the grave of St. John Paul II and presided over by cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, the former prefect of the Catholic Education Congregation. »

MERCIFUL JESUS CAME OUT ONTO STREETS OF VILNUS

Catholic News Agency

The Secretary of the Holy See cardinal Pietro Parolin went to Vilnus on 6 May 2016. He was a personal papal legate at the National Congress of Mercifulness in Lithuania, which was the central event of ceremonies in the present Holy Year of Mercifulness in Lithuania. The Lithuanian Congress ended on 8 May with the Holy Mass on the Cathedral Square in Vilnus. »

HOME OF JOHN PAUL II

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

When we started building the Centre of John Paul II ‘do not be afraid!’, cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz said: ‘Let’s build home for John Paul II!’. It is the home of the Polish Pope – assures prelate priest Jan Kabziński, a bishop’s vicar, a custodian of the sanctuary of St. John Paul II »

THE CONFESSIONAL FOR NECESSARILY NEEDED

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

We remember tension during a synod of bishops concerting family, and then impatiently waiting for the papal post-synod document. And we lived to. The exhortation of the Holy Father Francis "Amoris laetitia" was published. This, however, did not end the discussion, but gave the beginning for speculations based on different interpretations of the papal document. »

PLAN B

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI 

I was returning to Poland by plane from Strasbourg, with a stopover in Frankfurt. A huge airport, lots of TVs, and news live on them. I spoke Angela Merkel, and beneath the screen bar with its main written message: "House of Europe remains open." This meant that Germany was going further. »

TERRIBLE EIGHT YEARS

MICHAŁ KANIOWSKI, THE AUTHOR IS A JOURNALIST OF THE WEEKLY ‘W SIECI’ AND PORTAL WPOLITYCE.PL

It was like 100 shocking sensational covers of newspapers on one day – it was how a known journalist commented on a report about the state of the country after governments of he Civic Platform party and Polish People’s Party, presented in the Seym by the prime minister Beata Szydło. »

UNITY OF EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Relocation of 160 thousand refugees, imposed by Germany on all EU countries nearly by force, got stuck in a dead point. »

EVERY FIFTH PRIEST WAS KILLED

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ADRIANIK, THE SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

Every fifth diocesan priest in Poland was murdered during the Second World War (about 2 thousand among 10 thousand). There were such dioceses, like diocese of Gniezno, Włocławek or Chełmno, from which every third or second priest was killed only because he was a Catholic priest. Moreover, over 600 monks and nuns were killed. »

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