Catholic Church in Poland
I visited Sokołka…
We reached Sokolka in the evening. It is a neat town of 20,000 people, located in the north-east from Bialystok, 16 km from the border with Belarus. There was a Mass celebrated in the crowded church. »
It came as hope
The idea of the peregrination of the Picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa was conceived in 1956 as the effect of the Jasna Gora Vows. »
In honour of Blessed Celina Borzecka
Sr. Anna Helena Skalik, CR
The celebrations venerating Blessed Celina Borzecka, the founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection, lasted three days. They began in the Church of St Margaret and St Catherine in Kety on 25 October 2009. »
The highest distinction for Fr Popieluszko
On the 25th anniversary of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko’s death several dozen thousand people from all over Poland prayed at his grave in the district of Zoliborz in Warsaw. During the main celebrations Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski awarded posthumously the murdered Chaplain of Solidarity the highest state distinction: the Order of the White Eagle. »
Congratulations, Reverend Doctor!
On Thursday, 8 October 2009, there was a public defence of the doctoral dissertation of Fr Tadeusz Rydzyk at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University. »
With prayer and might in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin
Rev. Msg Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Grzegorz Kaszak of Sosnowiec.
I began my ministry as the bishop of Sosnowiec in the year which Pope Benedict XVI announced as the Year for Priests. We know that it took place on 19 June 2009 on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Because of that I still have a lot of pastoral reflections. »
Reminding priest’s first Mass
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
Recently I have heard a discussion of priests whether the Year for Priests announced by Benedict XVI is a year of priesthood or a year for priests. For it is very important to focus on the essence of priesthood, i.e. priesthood as such. »
On the occasion of 50 years of priesthood
Fr Jan Gora speaks to the priests celebrating their jubilees
Five Dominican fathers are celebrating their 50th anniversaries of priestly ordination. Commencing with the oldest these are: Fr Filip Mituła, Fr Ryszard Kurecki, Fr Jozef Kostecki, Fr Czeslaw Bartnik and Fr Walenty Potworowski. »
Discern the time!
Benedict XVI’s words to young people gathered in Lednica, ‘Choose Christ so that you have inner certainty at every moment of your lives – joyful and difficult – that he supports you with the power of the Holy Spirit and with grace.’ »
What is new at KUL?
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is the oldest institution of higher education in Lublin and one of the oldest universities in Poland. Since its beginning it has served God and Homeland – ‘Deo et Patriae’. »
The martyrdom of the Chaplain of ‘Solidarity’
Fr Andrzej Orczykowski, SChr
The architecture of Zoliborz, a district of Warsaw, is dominated by two characteristic towers of Saint Stanislaus Kostka’s Church. The history of this church has been marked by Fr Jerzy Popieluszko, the chaplain of ‘Solidarity.’ He was sent to work in this parish in 1980. »
The second term of Archbishop Michalik
The Metropolitan of Przemysl Archbishop Jozef Michalik was elected president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. Thus he has begun his second, five year, term. »
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