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A PRIEST WITHOUT HOME

He spent 13 years, 5 months and 10 days in Soviet camps and prisons. He spoke about God and did good. He lived very humbly, and did not have his own home. It was Fr. Władysław Bukowiński who will be beatified on 11 September in Karaganda in Kazakhstan. Below we publish an interview with Anna Krantowska, a witness of the newly blessed. »

ARCHBISHOP KONRAD KRAJEWSKI FOR ‘SUNDAY’

JASNA GÓRA IS A GOOD DIRECTION

KS. MARIUSZ FRUKACZ

Under the motto ‘Baptism as the gate of mercy’, on 24 August the 91st Pilgrimage from Łódź arrived at Jasna Góra on foot. This year’s pilgrimage, is the time of gratitude for the World Youth Days in Poland and the gift of Baptism of Poland. »

AN ALIVE CROWN OF MARY

FR. TOMASZ TLAŁKA

Another successor of St. Peter – pope Francis, points to Mary from Jasna Góra and Her closeness to us. Under Her eye-look one can understand the spiritual sense of pilgrimages of this nation whose history is inseparably connected with Christ’s Cross. »

IN DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

One of participants of the World Youth Days in Poland was Mary Wagner – a pro-life activist from Canada, who has been sentenced to imprisonment a few times for her activity. »

WE ARE TOGETHER

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Today are nation is united by the Catholic religion. Everyone should realize the fact that who attacks it, breaks the unity. »

FRANCIS ENCHANTED WITH OUR LADY OF CZĘSTOCHOWA

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

I fell over in Częstochowa because I had my eyes fixed at Our Lady and I had known about kindness of Poles since my childhood – said the Holy Father during a talk with journalists on his way back from Cracow to Rome »

SILENCE LIKE A CRY

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

That day was completely different than the previous one. The atmosphere on Thursday was sulky: the sky was cloudy, it rained heavily from time to time, but the spirit among the youth was lively which was also accompanying the Holy Father. Whereas on Friday before midday the weather was beautiful, which contrasted with the gloomy landscape of Auschwitz - Birkenau camps. »

THE WORLD YOUTH DAY WITH A VISIT AT FATHER

MAŁGORZATA CICHOŃ

After his visit at the nearby sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Pope Francis will go to the upper square outside the sanctuary of St. John Paul II and will go to sacristy which will be temporarily arranged on the area of the local museum – says Fr. Kabziński. – From there he will go through the Gate of Mercy to the upper church where he will celebrate Eucharist. »

THE SUMMIT OF MILITARY DETERRENCE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

The biggest trainings of the North-Atlantic Alliance, and now the biggest summit meeting of NATO. These definite steps of the Alliance are not liked by Russia. But Poles should not worry about it. »

YOUTH DAYS VERY WORLDLY

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK, A SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

The meeting of the youth with pope Francis in Cracow will be a breakthrough meeting on various levels. »

EVERY FIFTH PRIEST WAS KILLED

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ADRIANIK, THE SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

Every fifth diocesan priest in Poland was murdered during the Second World War (about 2 thousand among 10 thousand). There were such dioceses, like diocese of Gniezno, Włocławek or Chełmno, from which every third or second priest was killed only because he was a Catholic priest. Moreover, over 600 monks and nuns were killed. »

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN POZNAŃ AS A FUNDAMENT FOR GENERATIONS

ELŻBIETA KRAWCZYK

The beginning of the Polish statehood and its significance for today were emphasized both by priests and politicians. »

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S SESSION ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 1050TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAPTISM OF POLAND

ANDRZEJ DUDA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is for the decision taken by our first historical ruler had predetermined the whole future to come for our country. »

WARSAW DEFENDS LIFE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A few thousand people marched along the streets of Warsaw in the XI March of Life Holiness. The pro-life march was preceded by the Holy Masses in both cathedrals of the capital city. We do not defend life because the Gospel tells us it; not even because the fifth commandment tells us to. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl