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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. »

A STORY ABOUT THE WARSAW MERMAID

ALICJA DĘBOWSKA

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Krystyna Krahelska’s birthday, whose face was shown in the monument of the Warsaw mermaid »

HE BROUGHT INTENTIONS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO JASNA GÓRA

The statement was registered by Jolanta Kobojek

As every year. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski – the papal almoner made a foot pilgrimage from Łódź to Częstochowa. On the day of the entering of the pilgrimage Jasna Góra – on 24 August, a reporter of ‘Niedziela’ managed to get to him and conduct an interview for our weekly. Archbishop Krajewski said among the others: - A call of the foot pilgrimage from Łódź were the words: ‘Jesus, I trust You’, so, during this pilgrimage I was asking for deepening this great trustfulness to Jesus, even when it is humanly illogical and not from this world. »

IN VITRO A LUCRATIVE SPHERE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Surely life will win, which is stronger than death. Death preys on life, there would not be death without life. We believe in life, we defend it and we promote it. Therefore we cannot contribute to all this which endangers it and kills it. »

400 KILOMETRES ARE A STONE’S THROW

Artur Stelmasiak talks with Bishop Cyril Klimowicz about the Catholic Church in Siberia

VIOLENCE CAN NOT BE OVERCOME WITH VIOLENCE

The Papal Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued a statement concerning actions of the Jihadists from the Islamic Country in Iraq. The Vatican document states that the whole world is observing with astonishment the so-called return of caliphate which was abolished on 20 October 1923 by Kemal Ataturk – a creator of the modern Turkey. »

A CATASTROPHE IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD

FR. ŁUKASZ JAKSIK

While the Islamic fighters are still going onward, humanitarian help is not sufficient. There is also an increasing number in illnesses and deaths among children and elderly people. »

DO NOT PERVERT THE TRUTH!

Marek Cichucki, an actor from Łódź, 5 August 2014 lost his job in the New Theatre in Łódź – officially because of ‘loss of trustfulness’, unofficially – because the director does not want to have in his team ‘another Chazan’. At the end of June this year the actor criticized the text of the play ‘Golgotha picnic’ and left the theatre performance in which he was supposed to take part

WE REMEMBER!

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

Warsaw 1 August filled everyone with pride and returned hope. I was among crowds of people going on foot through Warsaw to the Military Graveyard to graves of heroes. »

LIKE A KIN TO HIS FAMILY

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

On the website of the diocese of Kalisz a message was placed about nomination of a new auxiliary bishop. The information is entitled: From Mary to Joseph. – These words are the hit the jackpot – comments Fr. Łukasz Buzun, a Pauline Father who was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Kalisz by pope Francis »

THE MOST IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN IS JASNA GÓRA

EDITORS

Father Marian Waligóra became a new prior of Jasna Góra. He is a successor of Fr. Łukasz Buzun who held this function from 16 April 2014 and 3 months later – on 5 July 2014 he was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Kalisz by pope Francis. »

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