Editorial

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WE ALL MUST WORK ON IT

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, The Honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

In the presidential campaign there were personalities of various candidates for the post of the state head. Some of them presented themselves as quite unique, others – as short-tempered people, others could not resist from attacking the Church and believers. »

HE HAD A GOOD SCHOOL OF SERVING TO HOMELAND

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Today, in our eyes, historical changes are taking place. It turned out again that the solidarity mobilization of the nation can change the course of history with great prayer. Adam Mickiewicz wrote: ‘Our nation is like a lava/ Hard and cold outside, dry and filthy/ But will not be chilling for the inner fire of hundred years/ Let’s spit at this shell, and let’s descend to the depth…’. »

THE WORLD AS AN ARENA OF A FIGHT FOR LIFE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in Chief of ‘Niedziela’

It happened… Mary Wagner was sentenced again! The court decided that the Canadian pro-life activist, being in custody in Milton since last December , is guilty of convictions made against her. The verdict is going to be announced on 5 May 2015 and then we will find out how long she is going to be imprisoned. »

BEGGING FOR PEACE FOR THE WORLD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, the editor-in chief of Niedziela

I remember great joy which was accompanying monks and believers gathered at Jasna Góra on 21 October 2002, during a morning Holy Mass, during which Fr. Izydor Matuszewski, the General of the Pauline Order then, made sanctification of the copy of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Jasna Góra, designed for Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. »

A DIALOGUE WITH USAGE OF SMOOTHBORE WEAPON

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, Honourable Editor-in Chief of ‘Niedziela’

On Monday 9 February in Jastrzębie there were gunshots. Bullets from a smoothbore weapon, water cannons, tear gas – this is what our social dialogue looks like. People attacked a Coal Company in Jastrzębie, wanted to enter rooms of its management board and then police used force. There was nobody who could conduct talks so that they could bring some compromises. »

MURDERING OUR CIVILIZATION

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Recently we have heard very strong words of archbishop Henryk Hoser SAC. He said that Poles had betrayed John Paul II, because pastoral practice concerning marriage and family ‘did not follow his voice, and even did not get to know his teaching’. »

EUROPE IS COMMITTING A SUICIDE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, the editor-in chief of Niedziela

In relation to the 70th anniversary of liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau celebrated this January, ghastly images of German ‘death factories’, built in the XX century in the centre of Europe are coming back. »

‘WHO HURT AN ORDINARY MAN’

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, The honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

The beginning of a poem by Czesław Miłosz, placed on crosses of Gdańsk Shipyard, is a reminder about the harm done to people, often very poor, being not only a warning for those who were hurting people in communistic times, but also a loud calling in the modern times. »

AN IMPORTANT STEP ON THE ROAD OF ECUMENISM

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, The honourable Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Pope Francis’ visit in Turkey was significant in the sphere of both international and interreligious life, especially in the sphere of ecumenism, which is expecting somehow a new impetus and is hope for many Christians. Ecumenism is a great theological topic of the Church, especially of the Second Vatican Council. »

A CRY OF A DESERT

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

In the Year of Consecrated Life taking place in the Church, we discover various areas connected with religious orders and a hermitic religious orders can already be a real mystery for many of us. We live in unusually dynamic times when the materialized world is passing by us with a higher and higher speed. »

A WOMAN FIGHTING WITH PILATE OF OUR TIMES

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

Shortly before Christmas Mary Wagner – a well-known 38-year-old Canadian woman, a conscience prisoner – was arrested again, as mass media were informed by her mother. It happened on 23 December 2014 in an abortion Clinique in Toronto. Mary went there in order to save babies endangered by abortion. »

A DIALOGUE OF EVERYDAY LIFE WITH ETERNITY

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

EUROPE, RETURN TO GOD!

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in-Chief of ‘Niedziela’

Many paradoxes were noticeable during a short visit of pope Francis in European institutions (26 November 2014). The Holy Father spoke to a politicians who forgot about God to a large extent, which is seen, among the others, in attacking Christian values. »

MARTYRDOM MAP OF CHRISTIANS

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

Another Day of Solidarity with the Persecuted Church is announced by the papal organization Help to the Church in Need. ‘Let’s save the Church in Syria’ – this is the calling which is seen on a poster announcing this prayer initiative, planned for Sunday on 9 November 2014. »

TELEVISION ADVERTISMENT SPOTS AGAINST THE CROSS AND THE FAMILY

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

Everything proves that there are attempts to tame our nation with an unknown reality, deprived rooting in Christianity. In addition, there is public breach of constitution. Polish hierarchs have had to react strongly to these scandalous actions. They stood in defence of fundaments on which the Old Continent is built. »

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