Editorial

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A NEW FEAST IN THE POLISH CHURCH

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

According to the decision of our Episcopate on 23 May 2013, it will be the first time we will have been celebrating the feast of Jesus Christ the Supreme and Eternal Priest in Poland. From now on, it is going to be always celebrated on Thursday, after the Pentecost. It is a feast which is important in regard to the fact that the function of a priest belongs to the basic functions in the Church and each of practically meets with it. »

‘THE BLESSED OF PURE HEART, FOR THEY WILL SEE GOD’ (MT 5.8)

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

It is one of an unusual blessing of Jesus from a Sermon on a Hill, who teaches us to look at the reality with beautiful, pure eyes. Such eyes come from the pure heart. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a book of love. On the one hand, it shows God’s love to the man, and on the other hand, the man’s love to God. We are learning from Jesus to look at God Father and at another man. In Jesus everything is beautiful, rich, full of developing life. »

IT IS POSSIBLE TO DESTROY EVERYBODY

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Everybody who watched a Polish film by Ryszard Bugajski ‘A closed system’, experienced a real shock; especially that in the end of the film there is information that three perpetrators of a tragedy of other people do not bear any consequence for their diabolical actions, but got promoted and are doing quite well. »

JOHN PAUL II - A MYSTERY OF GREATNESS

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

It has already been 8 years since the moment when the unforgettable pope John Paul II passed away to Lord. On 2 April 2005 at 9.37 pm the whole world fell into deep sadness, silence and prayer. It is proved here by the films presenting St. Peter’s Square on that memorable evening, with vast groups of pilgrims on whose faces very deep grief and tears were visible. »

GOD-HONOUR-HOMELAND

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

God – Honour – Homeland – the motto of the Polish Army, written on the flags of Polish military forces, is a very important call, to which every Pole Catholic should be faithful. Certainly, in the first place there is always God, our Creator and Lord, who is Love, in which ‘we move and we are’(see the Acts 17.28)and to whom we are aiming with our whole life. »

‘HABEMUS PAPAM!’

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We have a pope! From 13 March 2013 the 76-year-old cardinal Jorge Mario Borgoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, the primate of Argentina is the pope. The new pope took a name: Francis. This joyful statement of the cardinal Proto-deacon Jean-Louis Tauran has reached the whole world. We were witnesses of a kind of consternation which appeared among gathered believers on the St. Peter Square. »

AGAINST THE TREND OF THE CREEPING ATHEISM

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

I would like to thank You, Dear Readers of the ‘Sunday’ again, for reading our weekly. First I say ‘thank you’ to those who are engaged in distributing it. Distribution is a very important task today. Certainly, comparing various press articles, we should note that every newspaper has its profile and emphasis arranged differently on issues which are important for us. For, every editorial office has its own assumptions and preferences. »

WE CAN DO A LOT TOGETHER

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We let you know about our editorial situation in many ways. We all know, that for a long time the costs of our life – also the costs of editing the magazine – have been higher. In spite of what we hear in the enunciations of those in authority, Poles find it worse and worse to live. High unemployment makes life difficult for many families, while they should create a friendly community, developing physically, intellectually and strengthening the spirituality of their members. »

NOT AN OWNER OF THE CHURCH BUT A SERVANT

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Benedict XVI abdicated. He justified his decision with the fact that the Church needs a pastor who is younger, strong, who will undertake important matters at present, with Christ’s grace. We understand the Holy Father and we accompany Him with a prayer, however, we are still analyzing what happened with disbelief. In fact an unusual thing happened. In the last several hundred years in the history of the Church there has not been any resignation from the ministry of Christ’s vicar. »

EUROPE BETRAYS CHRISTIANS

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Dear Polish Catholics, Brothers Christians! We have found ourselves into a very difficult and specific situation. Here in the Polish Parliament strange suggestions are appearing. Their name is allegedly innocent: ‘partnership couples’. However, in fact, it is all about not only legal sanctioning people living in the so-called free couples, but about couples between two men or two women. It is absolutely a negation of biology, that is, natural law. »

THANKSGIVING FOR THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Today we are coming to you, full of anxiety and deep reflection. We are looking at Peter’s boat – the boat of the Church. The helmsman of the boat – the Holy Father Beneidct XVI is leaving his paddles. He states that he is too old, tired and steering this boat is not easy. Let somebody else come, who is younger, stronger and will steer this boat further…. »

ABOUT HONESTY IN A DISCUSSION

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Once I was listening to a discussion on radio in evening hours, about the presence of the cross in the Seym. Among the representatives of various political groups, there was Roman Kotliński from the movement of Palikot, who said that MPs, who had put up the cross in the Seym, were ‘drunk’. This made the parliamentarian Jadwiga Wiśniewska (The Law and Justice Party)outraged and there was quite a firm exchange of opinions on this issue. »

‘SUNDAY’: DO NOT EXCLUDE THE TELEVISION TRWAM

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

In my mind there are still the words of cardinal Józef Glemp who used to be calling for normality in Poland at Jasna Góra, so that everything would be ordinary and logical in our country. Today, when we are looking at the past 20 years after the free elections in 1989, we are making some summaries. And a question comes to our minds: Is Poland a normal country… »

YOU WILL GIVE ME YOUR TIME AND I WILL GIVE YOU ETERNITY

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

At the interface of years our thoughts are hovering around the problem of time and passing. It is impossible not to touch the issue of God who is in the category of eternity. Basically every man as a contingent being somehow stops existing and nothing does not change in the universe because of that. But on the other hand we know that God bestows the man with eternity. »

A MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENT

Fr. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

It was a real massacre of the innocent – dramatic events of 14 December 2012 in Newtown in the State of Connecticut in the USA. A 20-year-old man armed in a machine gun and two pistols entered a school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The murderer committed a suicide. »

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