Catholic Church in Poland

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10th Pilgrimage of 'Niedziela' to Jasna Gora

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. »

'Niedziela' - God's gift

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. »

From Linotype to InDesign

Lidia Dudkiewicz

'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. »

'Niedziela' - Deo et Patriae

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Our aim has always been to present the message of the Church, to be faithful to our Homeland, Polish culture and history as well as to be people's friends in their daily joys and sorrows', says Msgr Ireneusz Skubis, editor-in-chief of 'Niedziela'. »

We are at the foot of Jasna Gora

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Polish pastoral ministry is focused on the pastoral ministry at Jasna Gora. That's why 'Niedziela' writes about this place. Jasna Gora is Poland, is Polonia [Polish immigrants all over the world], and many events that have gone down in the history of our nation. »

About pilgrimages in Poland (2)

Antoni Jackowski, Izabela Soljan

Most Catholic pilgrimages are connected with the Marian cult. It appeared in our lands after Poland had accepted Christianity. Since its beginnings the Marian cult has played an important role in the history of our country and nation. »

About pilgrimages in Poland (1)

Antoni Jackowski, Izabela Soljan

Holy places are on all continents, regardless of the character or development level of a given religion. With time pilgrims' routes have been established and people keep following these paths to and from holy places. »

Christianity did not allow itself to be shut away

Archbishop Jozef Michalik

On 28 June all Poland was wholeheartedly in Poznan to honour the indomitable city and its inhabitants who protested against the empire of evil in order to protect human dignity, freedom, justice and God. Pope Benedict XVI and the Polish bishops paid homage to the Heroes of the Poznan June 1956 uprising. »

The new and the old in Terliczka near Rzeszow

Fr Hieronim Warachim, OFMCap

A tidy village, warm and extremely friendly inhabitants, humble Capuchin monks who are hosts of the parish - this is the shortest description of Terliczka, place in the Podkarpacie Province, where a sanctuary was built on the patrimony of Fr Lech, Capuchin. A monastic house, called Saint Father Pio House, is being built, too. The Stigmatic Father Pio takes a special care for this work and this land. Only few people know that archaeologists discovered large deposits of natural gas and excavated fragments from the Bronze ages. »

Church cannot silence the Spirit of Truth

Piotr Chmielinski, Milena Kindziuk, Artur Stelmasiak

'They try to give the impression that everything is relative: even the truths of faith would depend on the historical situation and on human evaluation. Yet the Church cannot silence the Spirit of Truth', said the Holy Father in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. »

One thousand years of Swiety Krzyz

Katarzyna Woynarowska

For a thousand years pilgrims have climbed Swiety Krzyz to pray in the chapel that holds the relics of the True Cross. The Benedictine monks ministered in this holy place for several centuries and nowadays the custodians of the relics are the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. In the Jubilee Year Benedict XV's announced the plenary indulgences for pilgrims coming to Swiety Krzyz and outlined the requirements to receive them. »

'I could not fail to come here'

Piotr Chmielinski, Milena Kindziuk, Artur Stelmasiak

Benedict XVI himself added a visit to the former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz. He said that he 'could not fail to come here.' The head of the Catholic Church, 'a son of the German people', prayed at the death wall, in the starvation cell of St Maximilian Maria Kolbe and before the Memorial of the Martyrdom of Nations. »

Pope's pilgrimage vs. Polish affairs

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis, Lidia Dudkiewicz, Milena Kindziuk and Artur Stelmasiak talk to Cardinal Jozef Glemp, Primate of Poland.

I would so willingly embrace each one of you!

Benedict XVI received relics of Sister Faustina, Apostle of Mercy, in Krakow-Lagiewniki. Here he met the sick, reflecting on two mysteries: the mystery of human suffering and the mystery of Divine Mercy. »

Sentimentally in Wadowice

Remigiusz Malinowski

'I could not leave out Wadowice as I make this pilgrimage in Poland following in his footsteps. I wished to stop precisely here, in the place where his faith began and matured', said Benedict XVI. »

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