Catholic Church in Poland

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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 »

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. »

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