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OUR NATIONAL DNA

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

Important things took place in Poland: on 3 May 2016 at Jasna Góra, where Polish bishops entrusted the Nation to Our Lady anew and on 8 May 2016 on Skałka in Cracow, to where saints of Cracow altars in their relics got in a procession from Wawel, and whose fates history of Poland is written with. »

CHURCH IN NUMBERS AFTER 1050 YEARS

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

‘Poles did not only accept Christianity, but they also created and create it’ – wrote Polish bishops in a message after the last plenary meeting. It is seen in various areas of religious and social life. »

IN THE CRADLE OF OUR LIFE FOR EVER

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF NIEDZIELA

In the year 966 Chirst entered our history in order to stay in it for ever. Great thanksgiving for the 1050th anniversary of Poland Baptism took place between Ostrów Lednicki, Gniezno and Poznań – where the cradle of Poland is. The call of the jubilee celebration: ‘Where Baptism, hope is there’ is not being brought into the future. »

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. »

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. »

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. »

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. »

WHEN A CZECH MAN IS A POLE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

We have had great emotions related to the recent debate on Poland in the European Parliament. Finally, it is not Poland which got onto the carpet in Strasburg. For, there was a critical judgment of the EU institutions – the ones which our government was supposed to judge in relation to the signals that in Poland democracy is allegedly endangered. »

AND HE WENT AWAY, NOT SLAMMING THE DOOR

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

Once, on the occasion of his birthday, asked about his plans for the future, he answered: ‘I would like to grow up and deserve holiness’. He was impressed by epitaph which the Dominicans gave to a mediaeval monk. »

POLES ARE REGAINING POLAND

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

Profanation of our national hymn has finally ended, which has recently been broadcast on the Polish Radio at full hours interchangeably with the hymn of the European Union, within the protest action, introduced by Kamil Dąbrowa, the previous director of the Radio Programme One. »

EUROPE IS DIGGING ITS OWN GRAVE

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

An Italian writer Oriana Fallaci, belonging to the most famous journalists of the world of XX century, warned us against Islam a few decades ago, which was beginning to overwhelm Europe then. She expressed the famous opinion: ‘Europe is not Europe any longer, but Eurabia, which is digging its own grave because of its subordination to the enemy, the Islamic Nazism’. »

ARE THE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSED TO BE MOVED TO CATACOMBS AGAIN?

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

A few days after the assassinations in Paris on 13 November 2015, the Polish Press Agency informs: ‘In Brussels and in the whole region of the capital city, the highest level of terrorist danger has been raised. In the city the underground service has been stopped’. »

A LETTER FROM POLAND INFLUENCED THE FORM OF TODAY EUROPE

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

In his letter to German bishops from 1965, a German cardinal Karl Lehmann it called a miracle after the harm which Poles suffered from because of nasizm. He wrote: ‘we give our forgiveness and we ask for it’. »

LIFE, I LOVE YOU, MORE THAN MY LIFE

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

This world is strange. The XX century is defined as the century of death. The XXI is going to be much worse in respect of the attitude towards life and laws established by the Creator. In the modern, allegedly civilized world laws of nature are even questioned and fought. »

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