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

CARDINAL NYCZ APPEALS – AND WHAT NEXT?

MILENA KINDZIUK

In the morning I heard on the radio: ‘We should not build our salvation at the cost of a patient!’. Where do these words come from? From nowhere else than from Ewa Kopacz, the marshal of the Seym. The same marshal who has recently explained on radio station one, being shocked by the person of prof. Chazan that ‘health service is an exceptional ministry to a patient. I was taught that it is health service’ – she said. »

A WORD FROM FR. EDITOR IRENEUSZ SKUBIS

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, Honoured chief editor of ‘Niedziela’

Dear Readers, I would like to inform you that having reached the age of 75 years last year and a request addressed to the metropolitan of Czestochowa archbishop Waclaw Depo for dismissing me from the post of the chief editor of ‘Niedziela’, I am going to be its honoured editor. So, I will let myself reminisce my work on the post of the chief editor of ‘Niedziela’. »

IT IS WORTH LIVING FOR ONE LOVE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ

He wrote on his jubilee picture: ‘I have trusted you, Lord. Totus Tuus’. He has been walking the priestly path for 50 years. Nearly every day at nine in the evening we can meet with him at Our Lady’s at the Appeal prayer at Jasna Gora »

GREAT SCHOOL OF HOLINESS

In a letter addressed to the chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, the senior pope Benedict XVI pointed to the significance which was his ministry for St. John Paul II in his life. »

FR. POPIELUSZKO MET WITH THE POPE IN THE YEAR 1983

S. JANINA MARTA ELZBIETA CZERKO

An important testimony was sent to the editorial office of ‘Niedziela’ by s. Janina Czerko from Warsaw, correcting the wrong information repeated in media that Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko had not met with John Paul II. Sister informs that it is not true. The meeting took place in Warsaw during the second pilgrimage of the Pope to Homeland – in 1983. S. Janina Czerko gave a testimony about that meeting in a letter sent to ‘Niedziela’ »

DYING OUT NATION

IWONA GALINSKA

In 2013, for the first time in Poland the negative natural increase had been registered. The number of deaths exceeded the number of births by about 40 thousand »

MOTHER OF GOOD ADVICE, BELOVED QUEEN OF POLAND!

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

From the reflections of the Appeal Prayer on 17 June 2014 »

BREAKING CONSCIENCES

IWONA GALINSKA

According to the clause of conscience: ‘A doctor can sustain from doing health services incompatible with his conscience subject to the art. 30, but considering the fact that it is his duty to point to possibilities of gaining this service from another doctor or a therapeutic entity and justify and register this fact in medical documentations. A doctor doing his job on the basis of an employment contract or within his service, he has a duty of informing his superior in writing first’. »

NEW SHALE HOPES

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks with dr. Piotr Naimski about legal regulations of extracting gas from shale, repairing mistakes and complicated tax provisions

COUNTRY LIKE A PILE OF STONES

CZESLAW RYSZKA

The weekly ‘Wprost’ made the eavesdropped talks public, made, among the others, by the chief of the Interior Ministrer Bartlomiejn Sienkiewicz with the president of the Polish National Bank Marek Belka about a possibility of supporting the state budget by the National Bank of Poland a few months before the elections, so that the Law and Justice party would not win. »

AN INTERVIEW WITH A MEMBER OF THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

On these days the attention of the world has been concentrated on Spain in relation to the abdication of king Juan Carlos, after 40 years of his reign. His son – the prince Philip becomes his successor. In order to get to know Spain better and Polish traces left there, with the count Jose Miguel Zamoyski de Borbon, who belongs to the Spanish Royal Family, Cesary Taracha talks about relations of Poland with Spain and love to homeland.

A GREAT PRAYER OF THE ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER

FR. JERZY BIELECKI

The Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, whose history starts in 1099, expresses honor and respect for Lord’s resurrection and guards the glory of the One whom God resurrected from the dead (see the Acts of the Apostles 10.40). Jesus resurrected on the third day, as the Scripture says, and according to the tradition it was thought that it was in the year 33. The Gospels do not give exact dates, although they give many hints. »

THERE ARE STILL ATTEMPTS OF BREACHING POLISH CONSCIENCES

The Primate of Poland archbishop Wojciech Polak said during the central ceremonies of the Corpus Christi in Gniezno: – Corpus Christi is for us to learn to recognize God in our everyday life and make our life sensitive to God, so that in the name of God’s presence among us stretched out our arms in a gesture of reconciliation and forgiveness to those with whom our life is not easy. »

IT IS A HUMAN BEING, NOT A THING

Elzbieta Krawczyk talks with doctor of medical sciences Wanda Terlecka – the chairwoman of the Catholic Association of Polish Doctors

IT IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO CONVERT OTHERS

Mateusz Wyrwich talks with Fr. Jacek Dudka – a Dominican, the general vicar of the General Vicariate in Russia and Ukraine, the superior of the Dominicans in these countries

REMEMBRANCE ABOUT AN APOSTLE OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

FR. JACEK MOLKA

On 10 June 2014 it has been the second death anniversary of the deceased prelate priest Marian Wiewiórkowski, who was a parish priest of the parish of St. Nicolas in Gomulin (archdiocese of Lodz) from 1997 till he died, where he based his pastoral ministry on ‘Niedziela’ »

NOTEBOOKS INSTEAD OF RIFLES

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Thanks to Polish soldiers it was possible to save many human beings in my country – says archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga to ‘Sunday’, the chair of the Episcopal in the Central-African Republic »

SIGNPOSTS FOR DOCTORS: DECALOGUE AND THE HIPPOCRATES OATH

DR. KAZIMIERZ SZALATA, A founder and a director of the Conservatorium of Ethics ‘Medicine for a measure of the man’

In relation to unprecedented attacks on the group of doctors who publicly declared that in their work they would follow the voice of conscience, I express full solidarity with those who want to fulfill their ministry faithfully, with respect of the human life from conception to natural death. »

IN DEFENCE OF WORKERS OF THE HEALTH SERVICE

BISHOP DR. STEFAN REGMUNT, The chairman of the Team of the Polish Episcopal Conference for Pastoral Ministry of Health Service
FR. PROF. DR. ASSOC. STANISLAW WARZESZAK, The National Priest of Health Service and the Ill

A statement of the Team of the Polish Episcopal Conference for Pastoral Ministry of the Health Service and the Ill »

CONSCIENCE BEGAN TO TWITCH

MIROSLAW PIOTROWSKI

From the initiative of dr. Wanda Poltawska, a known defender of life and a friend of St. John Paul II, the Faith Declaration was created which was signed by over 3 thousand doctors, nurses and students of medicine. It stipulates, among the others, that ‘the moment of contraception of the human being and his death depends only on God’s decision’. Taking on this role by the man, for example, doing an abortion, is contradictory with the Decalogue. »

THEY WERE REMINISCING THE CARDINAL

AGNIESZKA KONIK-KORN

In the church of the Sacred Heart of Lord Jesus in Kraków-Plaszow on 5 June 2014, the Holy Mass was celebrated in the intention of the late cardinal Stanislaw Nagy SCJ on the first anniversary of his death. The Holy Mass gathered many priests, among whom there was the senior archbishop from Krakow cardinal Franciszek Macharski. »

A DEFIANT FREE SPEECH

WIESLAWA LEWANDOWSKA

– Today is a strange Day – solemn – non-solemn, each of us experiences two kinds of feelings: 25 years ago most of us were happy that communism would end and today, listening to president Komorowski who allegedly spoke somehow correctly, did not feel like giving an applause – said the chief of the Association of Polish Journalists Krzysztof Skowronski at a meeting organized by ‘The ones in solidarity 2010’ and the Club Ronin »

PROTESTS ALL OVER POLAND

FR. PAWEŁ ROZPIĄTKOWSKI

In Poznan the show of the blasphemous spectacle ‘Golgotha picnic’ has been stopped. Protests of the Catholics brought an intended result. The directors of the Festival Malta, cancelling the spectacle, was explaining it for fear of protests. Let’s remind that the festival is financed to much extent from the public means, from the budget of the state and ministry and companies of the state treasury. »

BEING A PASCHAL MAN

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ

Miechów became a witness of an important even, inscribed in the latest history of the Knights’ Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. In this historical place on the Polish land, on 15 June 2014, investiture of archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski from Vatican took place »

A BLOW INTO THE HEART

FR. PAWEŁ ROZPIĄTKOWSKI

First there was a director of the theatre who made a disgraceful comment on the election of pope Francis. Practically she did not get punished. Now Poznań is famous for another demonstration aimed against faith. »

CLAUSE OF CONSCIENCE – ANNEX OR THE FIRST DUTY?

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

On the occasion of canonization of blessed John Paul II, dr. Wanda Półtawska wrote an open letter to catholic doctors and students of medicine in Poland, suggesting the so-called Faith Declaration of doctors in the subject of sexuality and human fertility. »

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