Editorial

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‘Niedziela’ for the Year of St Paul

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The Pauline Year is coming to an end. It has been a brilliant initiative of Benedict XVI as far as the doctrinal and pastoral aspects are concerned. St Paul explains many matters connected with the Christian teaching. »

Who are you?

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

This question is very relevant and the answer is very important. Since it concerns the identity of each of us. In the Holy Scriptures Lord God always reminds us that we are people with definite names, definite identities. »

Poland in the perspective of 30 years after the first pilgrimage of John Paul II

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

At the initiative of the editorial board of ‘Niedziela’ a press conference, presenting the DVD film ‘Pielgrzym’ [Pilgrim] directed by Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki, was held in the Office of the Polish Bishops’ Conference in Warsaw on 3 June 2009. »

Recollecting the pilgrimage of John Paul II to his Homeland in 1979

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

This June reminds us of the extraordinary event, which took place 30 years ago in 1979 – the first visit of John Paul II to his Homeland. »

United around Mary

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

In May numerous Poles, including those living abroad, gather around the Queen of Poland in various places, not only at Jasna Gora. »

Fortified in love

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We remember very well what censorship was during the communist regime. The censors’ work was to check texts and allowed them to be published. That concerned every issue of our weekly ‘Niedziela’, which had to be signed by a censor. »

Limits of criticism

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Recently we have noticed increasing attacks of Janusz Palikot, an MP from the Citizen’s Platform, on Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski. »

Queen of Poland, hold us in your care!

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The Feast of Mary, Queen of Poland, belongs to the very important holidays in our homeland. We know that during the communist times the celebrations were focused the International Workers’ Day (1 May). »

Grave as place of life

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Now we are in the editorial board, having returned from the pilgrimage to the Holy Land – ‘the fifth Gospel.’ This was an extraordinary trip, rich in spiritual emotions and experiences concerning various cultures and nations as well as sociological phenomena. »

Beautiful in their youth

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Today I would like to recollect the outstanding students’ chaplain from Poznan Fr Kazimierz Zarnowiecki. He was older than us when we worked in a large team of chaplains connected with the Polish Bishops’ Conference. »

Thinking John Paul II

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We have the fourth anniversary of the death of the Holy Father John Paul II. We remember the days that we experienced together as mankind since over altogether one billion people participated in the funeral of the Holy Father. »

To defend all that Poland is

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Archbishop Jozef Michalik of Przemysl was re-elected as the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference for the next five-year term. »

The world and the sick – the sick and the world

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The World Day of the Sick passed but the problem of illness, suffering, medical treatment and care has not disappeared. This is a special matter because it touches hopeless people, overwhelmed by suffering and often without proper material means. »

‘I was in prison...’

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

In Poland there are 60,000 places in prisons and 84,000 prisoners. 70,000 convicts are waiting for vacant places in prisons. These figures show the difficult and even dramatic picture of the Polish penitentiary system considering the fact that only people with valid sentences are sent to prison. »

Life must be loved

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

As we know the motto of this year’s pastoral ministry is ‘Let us care for life.’ This concern should especially reach the most threatened conceived human life that is growing and is a human being from its very beginning, created by Lord God in his image and likeness »

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