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...

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WITH JESUS TO ROME

JULIAN KOSTRZEWA

Pilgrims of Divine Mercifulness – as their community is called so - set off from Łódź and went through Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia. After their crossing by ferry to Italy they had about 2 thousand kilometers to travel. The creator of the image is Fabian Jałocha, an artist from Radzymin near Warsaw. »

THIS FILM IS A PORTRAIT OF POLES

Wojciech Dudkiewicz talks with Michał Lorenc – a composer, a creator of music for the film ‘Smoleńsk’ being made

EUROPEAN SCENARIOS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

What will happen to Greece and will Europe stop existing? These are commonly asked questions not only in the institutions of the European Union. Will financial troubles of milliard euro of one of Euroland members destroy ideological EU puzzle? »

IN THE EXTREME POVERTY

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

The recently published report of the Main Statistics Office is alarming. Despite the economic growth and bigger expenditures on social help, poverty in Poland is growing instead of decreasing »

THE BEGINNING OF THE YOUTH’S REVOLUTION

JAN ŻARYN

Unusual and important things are happening around us. Did the date of 24 May 2015, that is, the election of Andrzej Duda for the supreme post in Poland, start revolution time in Poland? »

LET’S TAKE CARE ABOUT SAFETY

KRZYSZTOF CZABAŃSKI

Putin announced increasing the arsenal of ballistic rackets which ‘get through every shield’. »

THIS IS THE GREATEST MIRACLE

Milena Kindziuk talks with Fr. Antonell Cadeddu – an Italian charismatic and co-founder of the Mercifulness Covenant Group

WEAKNESS OF THE WEST

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Al.-Kaida was too soft and pacifistic – stated the main leader of the Islamic State, imam Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi. Compensating for this ‘civilizational gap’, to his order, thousands of warriors bestially murder their opponents, mainly the Christians. »

Pope Francis will be in Częstochowa

(L.D.)

Our hopes come true. Pope Francis will visit Częstochowa during the World Youth Days which will take place in Kraków in 2016. »

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK – WHO IS HE?

EDITORS /PRESS OFFICE OF JASNA GÓRA

During the 369th General Meeting of the Polish Episcopal Conference, which was held in Warsaw on 9-10 June 2015, bishops elected a new spokesman. Fr. Dr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik, a 39-year-old priest from the diocese of Drohiczyn, was elected a spokesman. »

FROM ‘NIEDZIELA’ TO ALL MEDIA

Milena Kindziuk talks with Fr. Dr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik – a new spokesman of the Polish Episcopal Conference

A VIOLENT MAN OF THE DIVINE KINGDOM

ROBERT DEREWENDA, AGNIESZKA SALAMUCHA

Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki was called so in a condolence telegram after his death by the saint pope John Paul II. Why? »

BECAUSE CHILDREN NEED AUTHORITIES

Prof. Jan Tadeusz Duda, an inhabitant of Cracow, runs the Department of Applied Information Technology at the University of Science and Technology, is a chancellor of the Local Seym in Lower Poland. In his private life – he is married (for 45 years) to prof. Janina Milewska-Duda and has got three children, among whom his oldest son – Andrzej Duda was elected the President of the Polish Republic. Maria Fortuna- Sudor talks with prof. Jan Tadeusz Duda about the father’s role in family life

A NOT UNCOVERED TREASURE OF THE CHURCH

GRZEGORZ POLAK

A dozen years ago, and it was at the time of intensification of the conflict of Oświęcim, I saw on one of German TV stations a report in front the gate of the former camp in Auschwitz, beginning with the words: ‘Der polnische Antisemitismus’ …(Polish anti-Semitism). At that moment I was shocked, but I treated as a separate case of a complete sense of decency. »

‘PATENT FOR THE UNION’

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Union of countries is the only patent of European countries. The name ‘European Union’ appeared in the beginning of the 90s of the last century, when the Treaty from Maastricht, defining a cooperation among a dozen countries of our continent, was finalized. When nearly six years ago, the Lisbon Treaty was implemented, it gave the EU legal character. »

FROM JOY TO A TESTIMONY

Mikołaj Wyrzykowski talks with a journalist and a traveler Wojciech Cejrowski

POLES FROM DONBASS ARE ENTERING THE EMPLOYMENT MARKET

EMILIA DRÓŻDŻ

Poles evacuated from Donbass will leave centres in Ryabki and Łański soon. Most of them managed to find work and home. They are happily accepted in Poland and want to stay here for ever »

I WANT TO BE CLOSE TO PEOPLE

Anna Przewoźnik talked with the president elect Andrzej Duda on the courtyard of Jasna Góra

The president elect Andrzej Duda arrived in the Jasna Góra sanctuary in the afternoon on 25 May 2015, in order to pray to the Miraculous Image of Our Lady. »

PRESIDENT ELECT ANDRZEJ DUDA – A MAN AND A LAWYER WITH A GOOD OPINION

(Editors)

President elect Andrzej Duda received an act of election for the president of the Polish Republic on 29 May 2015. The ceremony was held in the White Hall of the palace in Wilanów. »

Acknowledging single-sex relations is a defeat of humankind

(RV)

Legal acknowledgment of partnership relations between people of the same sex in Ireland means a defeat of not only Christian principles, but also of humankind. In this way the secretary of the state of the Holy See cardinal Pedro Parolin commented results of a referendum on the Green Island from 24 May 2015 in which the Irish voted for legalization of contracting single-sex couples. »

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, AND RUSSIA IN IT

WINCENTY ŁASZEWSKI

In the Christian theology the word ‘heart’ has an important place. It is connected with the Truth, the deepest truth about the man. It means – Benedict XVI reminds – ‘the centre of the human existence ….in which a man finds his unity’. This is the common denomination of our thinking, speaking, deeds. It defines us in whole, defines us for eternity. Indeed Jesus teaches: ‘Where your treasure is, your heart is also there’ (Mt 6.21). »

FAREWELLS, GREETINGS…

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is not the first castling in the European Parliament. From time to time euro-deputies say farewell, who hold important posts in their countries. »

A CASE OF MARY KOŁAKOWSKA

(pr)

The District Court in Gdańsk sentenced Mary Kołakowska to 20 hours of public works because last year in Gdańsk she was trying to inhibit in presenting the insulting pseudo-play ‘Picnic Golgotha’ by leftist activists. It has already been the second verdict in this case. »

TRANSNATIONAL CHILDREN

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

A spokesman of children’s rights appeals not to call children euro-orphans, because this name has got pejorative tinge and stigmatizes. It is better to use the name ‘children from transnational families’, that is, the ones in which one of parents lives abroad. »

LET’S HURRY TO LOVE PEOPLE

JAN MARIA JACKOWSKI

On the 1st June there is the 100th birth anniversary of Fr. Jan Twardowski (1915 – 2006), a fervent priest and a prominent religious poet. »

POLITICAL DEJA VU

TOMASZ WINIARSKI

A lot things prove that In 2016 in a race to the White House will be attended by members of two politically most influential families in the USA. The Bush Clan gave America two presidents who managed the country through three cadencies. The Clintons lived in the White House for nearly all the 90s of the last century. These surnames are an icon of the American political stage, its inseparable part and what is the most important – they still have ab enormous electoral potential. So, there is going to be a competition of the giants »

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