Catholic Church in Poland

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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. »

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 »

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