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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!

Piotr Drzewiecki

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’. »

Polish Pope visited his Homeland for the first time

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

You desire to say, ‘How fast the time passes! 30 years has passed since John Paul II visited his Homeland for the first time. »

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

Piotr Chmielinski

The Metropolitan of Przemysl Archbishop Jozef Michalik was elected president of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. Thus he has begun his second, five year, term. »

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz’s letter to the editor-in-chief of ‘Niedziela’

I remember the words of the Holy Father – on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the national weekly ‘Niedziela’ – sent to you as the editor-in-chief who has always been dedicated to proclaim the message of the Gospel and the papal teaching among the faithful of the Church in Poland. »

How is the President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference elected

Piotr Chmielinski

On 10 March 2009 the Polish Bishops’ Conference will elect a new president. What is the procedure? Who can be a candidate? What authority does the president have? »

Justifying your faith

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Four out of ten believing and practising Catholics cannot cope with arguments while discussing in-vitro fertilisation. They cannot find appropriate arguments. They cannot explain their stand. »

Fr Konrad Hejmo OP and his cross

Karol Falko

Many of us remember that three weeks after the death of John Paul II the former chairman of the National Remembrance Institute [IPN] Leon Kieres announced in the elaborated television speech that Fr Konrad Hejmo »

Radio good for dancing and praying

Artur Stelmasiak

Radio Niepokalanow celebrates its 70th anniversary. The radio, created by St Maximilian before the war, has numerous listeners today and a team of dedicated journalists who have continued the work of the holy Franciscan. »

Getting to know Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek

Agnieszka Dziarmaga

On should treat the opening of the exhibition in the Diocesan Museum in Kielce and the accompanying events: the show of the documentary and promotion of the book having the common title ‘Omnia pro Christo Rege. Ksiadz Czeslaw Kaczmarek – Biskup Meczennik’. »

Saints for today

Karolina Jadczyk

She – full of life, spontaneous, resourceful, does not like meetings and travelling. He – quiet, meditative character and on the contrary, he likes travelling and new places. »

The film role of Fr Jerzy

Milena Kindziuk

When the shooting of the film started Adam Woronowicz was afraid of one scene: the last one. How to play martyrdom? How to show that a saint is killed? »

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