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DEFENDING PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

FR. INF. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, HONOURABLE CHIEF EDITOR OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

In the recent years revolutionary atmosphere has been awakened in the countries, mostly the Muslim ones, which, one by one, are undergoing destruction. Islam is getting louder and louder which is fighting against Christianity. Extreme groups of the Islamists are persecuting the Christian groups in a ruthless and the cruelest way. »

AN EMPLOYEE IS NOT AN ADDITION TO A MACHINE

ANDRZEJ KAŹMIERCZAK

There is a shocking information that the parliament of Bolivia has passed law legalizing employment of children under the age of 10. The previous legislation in this country permitted for children’s employment under the age of 14. According to the survey carried out by the International Organization of Work in 2008 and the analysis of the government of Bolivia, about 850 thousand children at the age from 5 to 17 must work in this country. »

COURTS WITHOUT SERIOUSNESS

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 2 August this year, In Wrocław various patriotic groups organized a protest in defence of the filmmaker Grzegorz Braun, and also against using the administration of justice for systemic defence of communist criminals against art. 2 and 19 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. Grzegorz Braun informed about his being sentenced in a talk with the Catholic Association of Journalists and the issue was publicized from the beginning by the portal PCh24.pl. »

AN ALTAR: A GIFT OF MERCIFUL LOVE AND PEACE

JOLANTA KOBOJEK

An unusual Altar – A Gift of Merciful Love and Peace’, made by an artist from Gdańsk, Mariusz Drapikowski, has been presented at Jasna Góra. Częstochowa is one of the stations of this work wandering in Poland and Europe. Finally this altar is to be conveyed to the sanctuary of Our Lady the Queen of Peace in Jamusukro, the administrative capital city of the Ivory Coast. »

A BOOK FOR HOLIDAY

MILENA KINDZIUK

Pope Francis – a postman and pharmacist, that is, anecdotes about the Holy Father »

COULD KAMIL FROM WROCLAW LIVE?

AGNIESZKA ZUREK

Sad events from the last days which took place in Wroclaw caused a hot discussion in Poland about criteria allowing for stating death of a man. Protests of the mother and friends of 17-year-old Kamil against disconnecting him from a respirator and taking organs from him for transplant oblige us to undertake a good debate about brain death and the merits of applying these criteria in stating death »

WE MUST STOP BEING THE CRIPPLES

Fr. Marek Łuczak talks with Jaś Mela about a fight with adversities of the fate, about God who can be a support in illness, about unprecedented journey onto the pole and about the significance of human love

COUNTRY IS NOT A DICTATOR

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with cardinal Elio Sgreccia, a retired Chair of the Papal Academy Pro Vita about the clause of conscience and the rule of the common welfare in the attitude to the statutory law

ISRAEL – GAZA FROM AT CLOSE QUARTERS

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK

In the Holy Land, instead of the greeting ‘Good morning’. ‘Peace’ is said – in Hebrew ‘Szalmon’, and in Arabian ‘Salam’. Peace is a great desire of these two nations. Events of the last weeks, however, prove the fact that the process of peace in the Near East is in a deep crisis. »

WE MUST NOT GIVE IN

Mateusz Wyrwich talks with a historian prof. Andrzej Nowak

BLACK CASES

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Russia, that is, Ukrainian separatists, give back the black cases. They are nearly intact. They got to England to the request of the Dutch whom there were the most on the board of the shot down the Malaysian airplane. 298 innocent people were killed, including children and babies. The prime minister of Holland, Mark Rutte, is very outraged. There is no doubt who stands behind it. »

A TOUCHING REMINISCENCE OF MARIA OKONSKA FROM THE WARSAW UPRISING

SHOTS OF THE ROSARY

GRZEGORZ POLAK

There are very few books about religious life in the Warsaw Uprising. There is more information from soldiers’ reports than civilians from that painful time. Therefore, the booklet of the founder of the Institute of the Primate Wyszynski, Maria Okonska, who died last year, has such a great value. The title of the book is ‘Reminiscence from the Warsaw Uprising’. »

THE ALTAR ‘THE STAR FROM KAZAKHSTAN’

BOGUSLAW OLSZONOWICZ

In the sanctuary of Our Lady, the Queen of Peace in Oziornoje in Kazakhstan, on 2 July there were annual ceremonies to the worship of the Patron of this place. At that time, the newly built chapel was sanctified in which an altar of adoration of the Holiest Sacrament ‘The star of Kazakhstan’ was installed. The Holy Mass was concelebrated by the apostolic nuncio in Kazakhstan archbishop Miguela M. Buenda »

POLICE AND PROSECUTORS ON A CEMETERY

ACTIONS LIKE DURING A MURDER?

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On Thursday 10 July this year, after the end of ‘excavations’ carried out by a team of prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, searching for victims murdered by the Security Office, the police entered the area of the parish cemetery in Warsaw. First there were policemen in civil clothes, then there were uniformed policemen. Several minutes later Mrs. Procurator arrived. »

A LITTLE GIRL WHO DEVOTED HERSELF TO GOD

MAREK P. TOMASZEWSKI

It was morning, 6 April 1939. In the Spanish city San Sebastian a little girl called Maria del Carmen with her grandmother and brother was going to the divine service of the Great Thursday to the parish of a Good Shepherd. The Easter retreats, which she had already had at school, prepared her to experience the ceremonies of the Paschal Triduum in an exceptional way. »

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