Catholic Church in Poland
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
Reading the papers about the new Warsaw's Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus many people are shocked and the news makes them giddy. Some journalists state that undoubtedly Archbishop Wielgus was a collaborator of the communist intelligence services, and that he collaborated for many years. He has been most often attacked by relatively young people who have set their caps at Warsaw's prelate and want to destroy him, to humiliate him, and they robbed him of his good name long ago. »
'Niedziela' is a good, reliable paper. I want to express my recognition of the achievements of the weekly, especially its contents, which it presents to the society', said the Primate of Poland Cardinal Jozef Glemp during the presentation of the new graphic design of 'Niedziela', which took place in the Secretariat of the Polish Bishops' Conference in Warsaw in November. »
Rev. Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Archbishop Marian Golebiewski, Metropolitan of Wroclaw.
Priests realise that their influence on the faithful is limited by their time, rhythm of work and numerous jobs. Catholic press, helping them deepen spiritual life and explaining the complexities of the world that surrounds us, should fill the time they could not dedicate to believers. »
Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Arturo Dreifinger, a Jew who was saved in Poland during the Nazi occupation.
Arturo Dreifinger, a Jew who was saved during the Nazi occupation by Fr Antoni Marchewka, later editor-in-chief of 'Niedziela', came to Poland to collect materials for a book that will be a testimony to the heroism of the Poles who saved Jewish children. »
Fr Adam Wala built a sanctuary on the poor Swietokrzyskie land that draws thousands of pilgrims. There is a Village of Disabled Children next to a place called Golgotha. Other works of Fr Wala include: an orphanage on the San, houses for the elderly, hermitages for those who want to pray. 'God himself demanded this land, which was so much persecuted for its patriotism and religious attitude', the priest says humbly. »
Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Metropolitan of Krakow.
'Niedziela' is about to begin a new edition. In October 'Niedziela Malopolska' [Malopolska Sunday] will be available in every parish of the Krakow Archdiocese, which the Servant of God John Paul II was very much connected with. In the masthead of the paper there is a figure of the Merciful Jesus and the Holy Father John Paul II. »
Fr Mariusz Frukacz
The 10th Pilgrimage of Workers, Readers and Friends of the Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela' to Jasna Gora took place on 16 September 2006. The motto of this year's meeting was 'Sursum corda! - Lift up your hearts! This pilgrimage of 'Niedziela' had a unique, jubilee character. »
Milenia Kindziuk talks to Msgr Ireneusz Skubis, who has been the editor-in-chief of 'Niedziela' for 25 years.
The Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela', which reaches the farthest parts of the world, which reaches all the places where Polish people live, and which has one million readers every week, is going to be published in a new format and graphic layout. 'New times have come and with them we face new challenges', says the editor-in-chief Msgr Ireneusz Skubis. This year has been a jubilee year for 'Niedziela': 80 years of existence and 25 years of work of the present editor-in-chief. »
'A window on the universal Church', 'a bridge joining the nation with Jasna Gora, the spiritual capital of the Polish people', 'a meeting space of Polonia and the Homeland', these are the words we read in the correspondence sent to the editorial board of 'Niedziela' in 2006, the year of the 80th anniversary of the weekly. »