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

THEY ATTACKED US

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

Less people were killed in terroristic assassinations in Brussels than in Paris recently, but results may paradoxically bigger »

EVERY EVENING I CAN SEE HIS FIGURE

ALEKSANDRA ZAPOTOCZNA TALKS WITH CARDINAL JÓZEF TOMKO

Aleksandra Zapotoczna talks with cardinal Józef Tomko »

GIVE THE WORLD THE TASTE OF DIVINE MERCIFULNESS

Tomasz Strużanowski talks with the mother Petra Kowalczyk – the general superior of the Convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercifulness and the vice-chairperson of Conferences of Major Superiors of Female Religious Congregations »

A TRAGEDY OF THE CHRISTIANS AND WORLD KEEPING SILENT

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

-We treated the work on the film and photos as a good retreat. We were not afraid but not because we are very brave, but because we set off for this journey with pure hearts, having asked God for help – says Witold Gadowski »

IN DEFENCE OF ILLEGAL BUSINESSES

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 13 April 2016 the European Parliament accepted a resolution about a situation in Poland, stating among the others that the ‘current paralyse of the Constitutional Tribunal endangers democracy, human rights and rule of law’. »

ABANDONED GOD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

Recently cardinal Robert Sarah, a prefect for Congregation for Divine Cult and Sacraments Discipline has been in Poland; once he was a close cooperator of St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and at present – pope Francis. Readers of ‘Niedziela’ have already had an occasion to hear his opinions concerning the sense of human life and philosophy of the world existence. »

CHANGE IN POLISH TELEVISION IS ONLY THE FRIST STEP

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

Socialistic press is much more boring and false than socialism – deceased Stefan Kisielewski used to say with irritation. Today we can say that media of the Third Polish Republic are much more hypocritical and brutal than all pathologies of our country which was governed by communists and their children who changed into its owners. »

DA VINCI ROBOT

PATRYCJA JENCZMIONKA-BŁĘDOWSKA

The capital of Lower Silesia hosted surgeons famous in the world, from a few countries of Europe and the USA. On 4-5 March 2016 in Wrocław there was the Second International Congress of the Polish Association of Robotic Surgery and the First Polish-Italian Symposium of Robotic Surgery in Oncology »

LIFE IN THE UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Life at elderly age in the union is not safe. Hidden problems, including the ones connected with retirement, lead to more often procedures of the so-called enriching elderly age with dignity, that is, introducing euthanasia »

TIME TO RETURN

JUSTYNA ZBROJA

It was the first time I had cried during a debate in the Seym. When the MPs of the Law and Justice party, soon after enacting the bill by the Seym, in relation to introducing the program ‘Family 500+’, were chanting: ‘Fa-mi-ly, fa-mi-ly!’. Now I know that the best place for Poles to live is Poland and it is not all only about money. »

FREEDOM WHICH ENSLAVES

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

How often we meet people who waste their talents, health, life of their whole families. We, ordinary observers, often find it difficult to understand why a man aware of everything, a graduate of a university, physically fit, loses his family, work and gets degraded through his life choices, behavior. »

LIFE HAS GOT A CHANCE TO LIVE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

A silent cry of every baby beginning its life under a mother’s heart may be heard in Poland soon. In the present years, when we are celebrating the 1050th anniversary of Poland baptism and the 60th anniversary of making Jasna Góra Vows of the Nation, there appears hope in Poland about changing law and complete prohibiting abortion. »

TERROR IN BRUSSELS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Terrorists’ purpose is Europe’ – said the president of France Francois Hollande a few hours after terrorist assassinations in Brussels. Before that other government chiefs had expressed their opinions, among the others, prime ministers of Belgium and Poland. »

IT WAS NOT A SILENT CRY

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

A baby was dying for over an hour in torments after ineffective abortion. No attempt was made to save the life of the 6-month-old early born baby. It was happening in a Specialist Hospital named the Holy Family in Warsaw, who employees anonymously informed the SOS Foundation of Conceived Life Protection about this terrible fact. – We will not forget this cry for the whole life – they said. »

HOW TO GIVE LIFE A CHANCE ?

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

We got used to the fact that the fifth commandment of the Decalogue sounds: ‘Do not kill!’. The original writing of this commandment, which in Hebrew sounds: ‘Lo tircach’, can be also translated as : ‘Do not murder!’ (Exodus 20.13). However, it is not sufficient to transform this commandment into legal norms, but into life. »

TUMOIL IN THE CITY OF WOJTYŁA

AGNIESZKA BUGAŁA

20 December 1985 is considered as the date of establishing the World Youth Days. It was when John Paul II expressed his desire at a Christmas meeting, saying he wanted the World Youth Days to be regularly every Palm Sunday as diocesan meetings, and every two or three years – in a place chosen by him – as international meetings. »

MUSEUM OF THE ULMA FAMILY

Aneta Kamieniecka talks with dr. Mateusz Szpytma – a historian of a branch of the National Remembrance Institute in Kraków, a proxy of the director of the Museum – the Castle in Łańcut for Museum of Poles saving the Jews during the Second World War named the Ulma Family in Markowa, a relative of Wiktoria Ulma »

A BATTLE ABOUT LAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

During 12-year cadency many thousands of hectares of the Polish land were sold out, with omission of law and using the so-called poles »

A NEW BEGINNING

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

How did a meeting with Christ change inhabitants of today’s Greater Poland In the beginning of the Middle Ages? How did they change the world in which they lived? Heroes of that event became not only members of the Church community, but they also entered the salons of today’s Europe »

I INTRODUCE AN HONEST BALANCE OF PARTIES

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with Jacek Kurski – a chairman of the Polish Television »

A GAME WITH THE EU FUNDS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The opposition does not give up and because it did not manage to take control of the Constitutional Tribunal, it chose Brussels and Strasburg as the main field of a battle. »

PROTESTS AGAINST THE FOLDERS OF KISZCZAK

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

Recently we have been witnesses of odd meetings and protests. It concerns a situation connected with materials relating to the activity of the former president Lech Wałęsa and other people, brought by the widow of gen. Czesław Kiszczak to the Archive of New Acts in the National Remembrance Institute. »

A DANGEROUS MISSION IN SYRIA

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki has returned from a several-day pastoral visit in Syria. He saw results of fights, bombarding and terrorist assassinations »

FEMINISM BEYOND DEMOCRACY

JADWIGA WIŚNIEWSKA

Feminism, present in the EU structures for years, is not only a curiosity causing a pity smile. In the ideological blindness European feminists have already gone too far when suggesting extremely undemocratic solutions, ordering the European Parliament automatic considering their postulates »

WHO NEEDS ‘THE WARDROBE OF KISZCZAK’?

JAN ŻARYN

Passing state documents, which had been in unauthorized hands for 20 years– as a form of denunciation – by Mrs. Kiszczak caused a discussion mainly about TW ‘Bolek’ and his problems with his own biography. »

EARLY SPRING PICTURES

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

One can feel spring I n the air, the sun is higher and higher and shines more brightly, birds are returning and those which have been staying in our country, are enjoying themselves with people and nature. »

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