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A CATHOLIC CANNOT BE INDIFFERENT

BARTOSZ KOWNACKI

A Catholic cannot be passive towards more and more frequent and aggressive behaviours against Catholic values. More and more frequent cases of the cross profanation must be worrying. »

CALL FROM POLISH JERUSALEM

AGNIESZKA DZIARMAGA

During III Days of Jeruzalem in Miechów, called Polish Jerusalem, on 6-7 September, there was a meeting of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher – dames and cavaliers of the Knights’ Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. »

THE CROSS LASTS ALTHOUGH THE WORLD IS CHANGING

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, The Editor-in chief of ‘Niedziela’

Recently, every day, via media, we receive cruel scenes of bloodshed of Christ’s followers. People lose their lives for one reason – because they are Christians. They are escaping massively from the offensive of the Islamists. It concerns even 70 countries of the world and in 50 of them persecutions are bloodshed. »

WHY IS IT JUST ME?

MILENA KINDZIUK

From the moment of the miraculous healing, he has still got a question in his mind: what does God want from him? After all, there must be a purpose of what has happened. »

REFLECTIONS ON WAR AND SOLIDARITY

We remember the German aggression against Poland and the heroic fight of the Polish soldier. At that time we were the attacked party, fighting in the fair war because in the defence of independence and the whole of the Polish country. We did not meet with the expressions of solidarity from allies, who denounced the war to Germany on 3 September 1939, but only in order to defend their nations against the alleged aggression. »

THE VICTIM IS THE WHOLE SOCIETY

Nearly every day we receive worrying information from Iraq about the situation of the Christians persecuted in this country by the Islamists. On the recent days, archbishop of Bagdad, Jean Benjamin Sleiman OCD has arrived in Poland. He came to our country to the invitation of the organization Help to the Church in Need. »

POPE FRANCIS IS ALREADY ON THE WAY TO POLAND

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Wacław Depo – the metropolitan of Częstochowa, a Chair of the Council for Mass Media of the Polish Episcopal Conference about pope Francis who became an unusual pilgrim of Jasna Góra, a phenomenon of pilgrimages and perspectives which the Church in Poland is going to face »

GREG BURKE – A VATICAN ADVISOR FOR MEDIA

A PAPAL MAN FOR ‘PUBLIC RELATIONS’

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

In the beginning he said ‘no’, later ‘maybe’ in order to accept an offer to work for the Pope finally. He was frightened but the fact that he was considered in it, he treated as a great distinction. Who is the man who says that he gives the Pope a ball, while he scores a goal? »

YES – FOR PEACE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONS! NO – FOR WAR AND KILLING!

BISHOPS OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE/ WARSAW

In the word edited on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War diocesan bishops write: ‘Peace and forgiveness are our duty’. Anxiety of pastors of the Church is raised by the events in Ukraine. »

CHURCH MUST BE A BUILDER OF BRIDGES AND THOSE WHO BRING PEACE!

The Holy Mass in the cathedral in Glliwice was the main point of the prayer of bishops from Poland and Germany on the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. On 31 August the Eucharist was celebrated by the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference archbishop Stanisław Gądecki and the Chair of the German Episcopal cardinal Reinhard Marx. »

BLESSED PRIEST JERZY POPIEŁUSZKO A PATRON OF NSZZ ‘SOLIDARNOŚĆ’ MOVEMENT

Congregation of Divine Cult and Sacraments Discipline from the authorization of pope Francis, to the request of NSZZ ‘Solidarność’, submitted in Vatican via the Polish Episcopal Conference, made a decision about appointing blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko, the chaplain of ‘Solidarność’, the patron of Independent Self-governmental Trade Union ‘Solidarność’. »

A BROKEN CULTURAL CODE

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

My acquaintance, an academic lecturer told me, how during his classes with students he was suspecting that listeners did not completely know what he was talking about. So, he stopped his lecture and asked: ‘Does anyone of you know what Targowica was?’. About thirty young people were silent, looking around themselves quizzically. Finally, somebody murmured shyly: ‘Is it a device for measuring a fair?’ »

REAL EUROPEANS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Nothing surprising. This is the first and the Basic rule for those who are interested In the European Union, and, first of all, for supporters for the European integration. For the so-called real Europeans it is even a dogma. Most of them believe that everything which the European Union does, is reasonable and serves to the good of its citizens, not, for example, narrow business groups, clerks or lobbyists. »

RELICS OF BLESSED PRIEST POPIEŁUSZKO

ARTUR STELMASIAK

In the cathedral of St. Olaf in Oslo, relics of blessed priest Jerzy Popiełuszko were passed over to Norway. They were taken to this country by a delegation of 70 pilgrims from Poland, who have been related to the cult of the martyr from Żoliborz for years »

A SAINT IN A SUIT

AGNIESZKA BUGAŁA

Konrad Adenauer Said about him: ‘A saint in a suit’. He used to get up at 5 a.m. He used to go to the Holy Mass with a basket for milk and a baguette. Later, he used to go to Metz by bus. He was the prime minister of France twice. As a minister and the prime minister he prayed in the chapel of the Miraculous Medallion in Rue du Bac in Paris. He initiated the process of the unification of Europe. »

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