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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? »

Thirty years after the Polish ‘Habemus Papam’

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

The 30th anniversary of the election of our fellow countryman Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, who chose the name of John Paul II, falls on 16 October 2008. For the world of those days, it was sensational news; for Christianity is was a surprise; for the Catholic Church it was astonishing and for the Catholic Church in Poland and for almost the whole nation it was an epoch-making event. »

On 19 October 2008 we pray for persecuted Christians

The Plenary Session of the Polish Bishops’ Conference was held in Bialystok on 26-28 September 2008. At the end of the session the bishops participated in the beatification ceremony of Fr Michal Sopocko, the confessor of St Faustina Kowalska and Apostle of the Divine Mercy. »

The most beautiful way of the world

Pawel Piwowarczyk

The way of St James, like the Cistercian trail, connects European nations to cultivate and deepen the knowledge about the common roots of our cultural identity. A Polish Way of St James, which is being reconstructed now, gives the possibility to revive the specific, experienced in contemplation, loneliness of the pilgrim movement and to play a significant role in peregrinations to the grave of this saint Apostle. »

The Apostle of Mercy was raised to the altars

Lidia Dudkiewicz

‘Sr. Faustina Kowalska had visions and Fr Michal Sopocko was the first to believe her and began fulfilling the visions and the one who proclaimed them to the world was John Paul II.’ These words of Archbishop Edward Ozorowski of Bialystok were mentioned by Rev. Msgr Krzysztof Nitkiewicz, postulator of the beatification process of the Apostle of Mercy. »

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