Catholic Church in Poland

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If God did not exist we would not live

Piotr Chmielinski

They are living first of all for God. They pray a lot, but they also work to earn their living. They carry out many important works: proclaim the Gospel, help the poor, serve the sick, and publish religious books. On 2 February, consecrated men and women have their feast: the World Day for Consecrated Life. »

Great National Vows

Fr Jan Pach, OSPPE

The year 2006 is the time of great national anniversaries for the Polish people. Jasna Gora, where the kings and nation dedicated their Homeland to the Mother of God, becomes the icon of 'all that Poland is'. »

Green light to priests

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Home visitation is a specific test for the priest, family and whole parish. Can we use this experience to strengthen the relationships between the parish community and its shepherds? »

Visible sign of great testimony

Tadeusz A. Janusz

On 2 January 2006, in the Krakow Archbishops' Palace, in Franciszkanska, Krakow, nine months after the death of John Paul II, the work of John Paul II Centre 'Do Not Be Afraid' was initiated and its statute signed, the work that Archbishop Dziwisz had mentioned during the Papal Days in October 2005. »

Icon instead of Nativity scene

Artur Stelmasiak

In the Eastern Orthodox Church there re no Nativity scenes: mangers or cribs, but there is a traditional icon of the Nativity before which the faithful pray, bow and which they kiss. Contemplation of the Christmas icon helps believers to understand the message of Christmas. »

Poland, patriotism, remembrance - 13 December 1981

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

In spite of the precisely planned communists' action aiming at enslaving the nation, in spite of blood and sufferings, the process of freedom, which 'Solidarity' began, could not be stopped. »

Interview with the Holy Father Benedict XVI

'I am thankful to him...'

The interview was given by the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Polish Television and broadcasted at 8.10 p.m. on 16 October 2005.

Celebration of the 21st anniversary of Fr Popieluszko's death


Milena Kindziuk

On the 21st anniversary of the martyr's death of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko people paid the debt of gratitude for Father Jerzy who had prayed with them and for them. Now they wanted to pray for him. And they asked him to intercede for them. »

Servants of the Word at the Mother's

Fr Pawel Maciaszek

The 9th Pilgrimage of the Workers, Readers and Friends of the Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela' to Jasna Gora took place On 17 September 2005. The motto of this year's meeting was the words of John Paul II 'I have looked for you. Now you have come to me'. »

Multimedia and awards

Anna Wyszynska

According with the nine-year old tradition of pilgrimages of 'Niedziela' to Jasna Gora the Mater Verbi Medals were awarded to people who rendered great service to evangelization. »

Bishops' Letter on the occasion of 350th anniversary of the miraculous defence of Jasna Gora against the Swedish troops

The Council of the Polish Bishops' Conference and the Diocesan Bishops held a meeting in Czestochowa on 25 August 2005. »

I thank the Queen of Families in Wambierzyce

Lilianna Sicinska talks to Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne and host of the World Youth Day, in Wambierzyce

Robe of Dedication

Boguslaw Olszonowicz

On 23 August 2005 an amber covering (traditionally called a dress) for the Mother of God Queen of Poland was transported from the studio of Mariusz Drapikowski, artist from Gdansk, to Jasna Gora. »

Dress of dedication 'Totus Tuus' and papal crowns for the Jasna Gora Icon

Fr Robert M. Lukaszuk, OSPPE

In the chapel of Our Lady, on the feat of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 26 August, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, Metropolitan of Krakow, blessed a new amber-and-diamond panel called 'Dress of Dedication', decorated with gold crowns, which were donated and blessed by the Servant of God John Paul II a day before his death. »

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