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AT THE CHRISTMAS TABLE OF A WORD

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Today I want to prepare a long table laid with a white table cloth for all of you. It is the table of the ‘Sunday’ which is being built by this magazine, all his authors and readers. This table is long because it reaches to the hearts of all Polish readers of the ‘Sunday’ and goes through cities and villages not only of our Homeland but also many countries in which Polonia live. »

THE YEAR OF FAITH AND MY ‘I BELIEVE’

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

During a beautiful divine service in the Vatican basilica, presided by the Holy Father Benedict XVI – but also during divine services beginning the Year of Faith in our cathedrals – we were aware that something great was happening. The Pope paid a tribute to God in the only Holy Trinity and reminded us that the Holy Spirit is in the Church and everybody should open up to His action. »

SERVE TO EVERY POLISH FAMILY

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Today I would like to remind towards You, Mary, about Your great servant - St. Maksymilian Maria Kolbe. This Saint martyr loved you, Mary, very much in the mystery of Your Immaculate Conception. He lived this mystery and wanted Your Name to contribute to the development of the Divine Kingdom on the earth. The guiding motto of his actions were the words: ‘Achieve the world for Christ through the Immaculate Virgin’. »

OUR ADVENT IN THE YEAR OF FAITH

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We are beginning the Advent in the Year of Faith. It is a special time of opening our eyes onto God. We realize that it is God to whom we are grateful for the existence of the world, that we have a possibility to observe His beauty and admire the wisdom of the work of creation. And one must be either naïve or very focused on oneself, in order to insist that the world has appeared from itself, that everything started to exist as a result of some explosions, but nobody can answer the question how the first particle of matter appeared and how these explosions happened. »

‘THY KINGDOM COME…’

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The question: ‘Are you a king?’ was asked to Jesus by embarrassed Pilate (see J 18.33b). Undoubtedly the question was forced. There was an accusation against Jesus and it had to be answered. So, what was simpler than asking this question to the accused. There was also the answer: - Yes, I am a king but my kingdom is not from this world (see J 18.36-37). The case was definitely settled. This man standing in front of the Pilate says that he is a king. »

POLAND, WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOU?

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

On my desk there is a photo of the God’s servant cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. The photo from the last years of the priest primate’s life, presenting his worried face. Because he was also worried about Poland, the Polish Church, about the nation. He was a man who loved his homeland very much and was serving it till the end. The expression of his love to homeland was also his devotion into the care of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the Queen of Poland at Jasna Góra. »

LIFE FOR DEATH

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

In the statement of the prime minister Donald Tusk on 22 October 2012 I heard that the country, allegedly going out towards unlucky married couples – not only those formal ones – is going to support financially the procedure of in vitro fertilization. The program is to be implemented for 3 years and include 15 thousand couples. »

NIEDZIELA.PL. IN A NEW FORMULA

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

On the 34th anniversary of the election of John Paul II for the Holy See, on 16 October 2012 we opened a new card in the history of the ‘Sunday’. For, the website of our weekly has been changed, called a portal of the ‘Sunday’. Much gratitude is expressed to our information technology workers and the internet editorial office of the ‘Sunday’. »

WITH BLESSED JOHN PAUL II IN THE YEAR OF FAITH

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We have hosted cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz in the editorial office recently, the metropolitan of Cracow and a long-time secretary of Blessed John Paul II, a legendary man. There was a statue of Blessed John Paul II on a table. During our conversation I noticed that it is a statue for the Polish Church, for our parishioners, for the Year of Faith, and I asked how the Priest Cardinal would call it. Without thinking he answered: A Witness of Faith. We all signed under this name with both hands. »

SUNDAY OF MASS MEDIA

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The third Sunday of September in Poland is a Day of Mass Media. The contemporary Catholic, layman coming to the church and listening to God’s word, is often full of various information provided by mass media. Let’s note that in the present times we are strongly subordinated to the action of television, internet, radio, various channels, films and computer games, and also a big number of press titles, prepared in a very tempting way and having a big influence on the conscience of readers. »

SCHOOL

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

School is an important topic worth the highest attention. After all, each of us remembers our school, teachers, educators and even school caretakers and other school workers. We have been reminiscing these people for years, like our relatives from our families. Therefore school is so important. In our CVs we mention schools we finished, on particular occasions we say about teachers who were close for us. School years remain in our memory and often awaken our gratitude feelings. »

ATTACKS ON THE PILGRIMAGE OF MARYJA RADIO FAMILY

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

On a sunny day, 8 July this year, thousands of people were praying in Jasna Góra during the annual pilgrimage of Maryja Radio Family. They were expressing their joy that they could be at the Mother’s home, which gathers everybody and serves to the Polish community not only at the Vistula and Odra but all over the world. »

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