Catholic Church in Poland

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GIVE THE WORLD THE TASTE OF DIVINE MERCIFULNESS

Tomasz Strużanowski talks with the mother Petra Kowalczyk – the general superior of the Convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercifulness and the vice-chairperson of Conferences of Major Superiors of Female Religious Congregations »

TIME TO RETURN

JUSTYNA ZBROJA

It was the first time I had cried during a debate in the Seym. When the MPs of the Law and Justice party, soon after enacting the bill by the Seym, in relation to introducing the program ‘Family 500+’, were chanting: ‘Fa-mi-ly, fa-mi-ly!’. Now I know that the best place for Poles to live is Poland and it is not all only about money. »

TUMOIL IN THE CITY OF WOJTYŁA

AGNIESZKA BUGAŁA

20 December 1985 is considered as the date of establishing the World Youth Days. It was when John Paul II expressed his desire at a Christmas meeting, saying he wanted the World Youth Days to be regularly every Palm Sunday as diocesan meetings, and every two or three years – in a place chosen by him – as international meetings. »

A BATTLE ABOUT LAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

During 12-year cadency many thousands of hectares of the Polish land were sold out, with omission of law and using the so-called poles »

A NEW BEGINNING

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

How did a meeting with Christ change inhabitants of today’s Greater Poland In the beginning of the Middle Ages? How did they change the world in which they lived? Heroes of that event became not only members of the Church community, but they also entered the salons of today’s Europe »

SHARING FAITH

In relation to the 1050th anniversary of Poland Baptism – Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Wojciech Polak about liberating power of Christianity, roads of individual and national revival »

OUR CIVILIZATION IS ENDANGERED

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Fr. Andrzej Halemba from the Association Help to the Church in Need »

DREAMS REVIVED

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

While talking with people, one can feel joy, hope, content with a quick action of the new government, and we also became willing to cooperate, help with repairing the Polish Republic. The feeling of responsibility and national identity revived. »

CHURCH, DESPITE NOT BELONGING TO ANY POLITICAL PARTIES, IS NOT ANTI-SOCIAL

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

If it had not been for the baptism, there would not be the Polish country nor Poles, nor our great history or culture – these words, said by archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, the chairperson of the Polish Episcopal Conference, throw a light onto the hardly known aspect of the Baptism of Poland. »

WHO DOES NOT LIKE POLISH TIDYING?

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

We will see soon that the general tidying was necessary and is carried out well »

DEAR MR MARTIN SCHULTZ, MdEP, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

+WIESŁAW MERING, BISHOP OF WŁOCŁAWEK

I read your opinion about the ‘coup’ in Poland with much surprise and outrage. I really know my country better than you: I have lived in my Homeland for 70 years; I assure you that the election of the President and the new Government in Poland does not prove the lack of democracy. »

A COMMITTEE OF DEFENDING PRIVILEGES

JAN MARIA JACKOWSKI

Today it is time to build Poland of our dreams »

YEAR 2016- THE JUBILEE YEAR OF THE 1050TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLAND BAPTISM

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

The Polish Seym unanimously decided that the year 2016 is the Jubilee Year of the 1050th anniversary of Poland baptism. ‘This act had a decisive importance for the process of uniting Polish generations under the reign of the Piasts and forming Christian identity of our nation’ – says the provision. It was supported by 413 MPs. »

EUROPE OF NEW BEGINNINGS

The Meeting In Gniezno will be held from 11 to 13 March 2016. Its three-day program will consist of lectures of important people of social, public and religious life from Poland and abroad, as well as discussion panels, workshops, concerts, exhibitions and liturgical events. »

BISHOPS FROM POLAND AND GERMANY TOGETHER AT JASNA GÓRA

ELŻBIETA KRAWCZYK

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of letters exchange about reconciliation from 1965, Polish and German bishops met together at Jasna Góra on 22 November 2015. They were celebrating the Holy Mass together in the Chapel of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady in the intention of reconciliation and peace in the world. »

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