Catholic Church in Poland

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Museums of the Great Poles

Artur Stelmasiak

The complex of God’s Providence will house multi-media museums dedicated to Pope John Paul II and to Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski. ‘These will be modern cultural institutions in which the lives and ministries of these two great Poles will be presented in an attractive way’, stresses Sylvia Kabala from the office of God’s Providence Centre. »

The National Shrine of God’s Providence

200 years of waiting

Artur Stelmasiak

The story of the construction of the Shrine of God’s providence began over 200 years ago. Poles have not managed to build a monument- votive church of God’s Providence for two centuries. »

New soldiers of Christ

Ewa Oset

‘The Holy Land does not need walls but bridges...’ said John Paul II during his visit to Israel in 2000. Today the situation in the Holy Land has not changed a lot. The constant Arab-Israeli conflict causes a decrease of the number of Christians in this territory. »

Vocations

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Priestly and religious vocation is another subject of the sociological research, which the Institute of Statistics of the Catholic Church conducted among regularly practicing Catholics. The research was ordered by ‘Niedziela’. »

Young people speak about priesthood

Fr Krzysztof Pawlina

Priests have always been exceptional people in Polish society. When Poland was under the partitions and the communist system they played various functions apart from the religious one. After the fall of the communist regime one can sometimes hear the opinions that priests are not needed any more. »

In the cardinals’ circle

Milena Kindziuk and Andrzej Tarwid talk to Cardinal Jozef Glemp, Poland’s Primate, on the occasion of his 25 years of cardinalate.

Confession is the most difficult sacrament from the psychological point of view. One need not explain why. The one who often confesses sins or the one who seldom goes to confession and even the one who never confesses knows that. »

Catholics in confessionals

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Confession is the most difficult sacrament from the psychological point of view. One need not explain why. The one who often confesses sins or the one who seldom goes to confession and even the one who never confesses knows that. »

Why does Professor Jan Tomasz Gross brutally attack the Church?

Fr Jan Sledzianowski

When the book by J. T. Gross ‘Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz’ appeared in Kielce I bought it at once since the crime committed in Kielce on 4 July 1946 has occupied my mind and conscience for a dozen years. »

Lord, show me your face. Let me hear your voice!

Fr Jan Gora, OP

The most important thing is my life is relationships. First of all, the fundamental relationship with Jesus who called me and saved me and thanks to whom I will not die but have life »

How does Mr Gross slander the Poles

Jerzy Robert Nowak

It is 25 years ago that Jan Tomasz Gross initiated his activities to slander Poland’s history. It was exactly in the year 1979 that he showed his tendency to expose above all the martylology of the Jews at the cost of the simultaneous maximum reduction of the Polish martylology and Polish heroism. »

The call in the desert can be heard in all times and places

Lidia Dudkiewicz

During the Sixth Youth Day, held at Jasna Gora, we could hear the question: – Do you know what these fathers and brothers in white habits, who are here around all the time, are called? »

The Pauline Monks – yesterday and today

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Izydor Matuszewski, General of the Pauline Order.

The year 2008 is a special time since the Order of St Paul the First Hermit celebrates the 700th anniversary of its official approval by the Apostolic See. »

How does Mr Gross slander the Church

Jerzy Robert Nowak

In the summer of 2006, the book entitled ‘Fear’ by Jan Tomasz Gross was published in the U.S.A. The book was a publication slandering Poland and Poles to a greater extent than ‘Neighbours’, the previous book written by this American Jewish sociologist. »

People and values

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Family is at top of the value hierarchy. Almost 70 % of people have chosen family as the most important value. »

We are proud of our graduates

Agnieszka Strzepka talks to Rev. Professor Leon Dyczewski, OFMConv, the founder and director of the Postgraduate Studies in Social Communications and Journalism at the Catholic University of Lublin.

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