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TIME TO WAKE UP

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with dr. Grzegorz Kwasniak about naivety and lack of realistic way of thinking about military safety of Poland

OBAMA IN WARSAW

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The president of the USA arrived in Warsaw. Without visa, although Poles, whom he calls the greatest friends of the United States, still must stand in humiliating queues to receive American permits and pay for them huge amounts of money. Officially Barack Obama arrived at the 25th anniversary of celebrations of the so-called Feast of Freedom, but his real purpose was Russia. »

WE CALLED HIM A FATHER

On the first death anniversary of cardinal Stanisław Nagy – on 5 June this year in the building Domus Mater (Kraków, Śląska St. 2c) an exhibition was opened, which is devoted to this prominent priest of the Sacred Heart. Besides press journalists the conference was attended by: Janina Świerzyńska – a secretary of cardinal Nagy, his chaplain and a secretary – Fr. Grzegorz Piątek SCJ and also Fr. Włodzimierz Płatek SCJ – a director of Domus Mater. »

THEY WERE REMINISCING THE CARDINAL

AGNIESZKA KONIK-KORN

In the church of the Sacred Heart of Lord Jesus in Kraków-Plaszow on 5 June 2014, the Holy Mass was celebrated in the intention of the late cardinal Stanislaw Nagy SCJ on the first anniversary of his death. The Holy Mass gathered many priests, among whom there was the senior archbishop from Krakow cardinal Franciszek Macharski. »

PROCLAIMING CHRIST TO EVERY MAN

Urszula Buglewicz talks with archbishop Stanisław Budzik, the metropolitan of Lublin about evangelization retreats and peregrination of the copy of the Trybunalski Crucifix with relics of the Holy Cross Wood in parishes of the archdiocese of Lublin

MARY, BE OUR GUIDE IN FAITH

MAREK SOBISZ

For nearly nine months, in the diocese of Elk, the copy of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Częstochowa was travelling. The peregrination started on 21 September 2013 in the concathedral in Suwałki, and ended on 7 June 1014 on the Square of St. John Paul II, on which there towers an enormous and beautiful monument of the Polish Pope. »

AT JASNA GÓRA OF ROSARY

FR. STANISŁAW TOMOŃ OSPPE, The spokesman of Jasna Góra

On 7 June 2014 the second Nationwide Pilgrimage of the alive Rosary under the motto: ‘The Blessed Virgin who believed’ arrived at Jasna Gora. The prayer was attended by about 20 thousand believers from all Polish dioceses. Rosary groups function in all dioceses in Poland. The pilgrimage was an occasion for integration of all prayer groups. »

INGRESS OF THE PRIMATE POLAK

POLAND TAKES STRENGTH FROM IT

MILENA KINDZIUK

Monumental walls of the ancient cathedral of Gniezno have not seen such an ingress yet. Beside the primate Wojciech Polak, taking over his office, there were also two senior primates: archbishop Henryk Muszyński and archbishop Józef Kowalczyk. And everything at the times when in the universal Church, beside pope Francis holding his office, there is still the senior pope Benedict XVI. »

A NEW ROAD TO PEACE

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK

I trust that this meeting will be the beginning of a new road in search of what joins us in order to overcome what divides us – said pope Francis to presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Autonomy, whom he had invited to his home to pray for peace in the Near East. »

POPE FRANCIS AND HOPES OF THE WORLD

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

We are carefully looking at all actions of pope Francis which must arouse reactions of the world. Crowds of many thousand people, coming to the Square of St. Peter prove the fact that what the Holy Father says is very important, is a kind of a medicament so needed by the contemporary man. This Pope is slightly different than his predecessors, astonishes with his spontaneity, openness and – as we tend to say it more frequently – his obviousness of faith and a testimony of God’s presence in our life. »

WHAT HAVE WE GOT FROM THE HERITAGE OF THE PRIMATE OF THE MILLENNIUM

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

What was and is common for the three persons about whom we have heard a lot in the last months and weeks: saint John Paul II and saint John XXIII as well as God’s servant Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński? There are a lot of common things, including their mutual friendship »

PHENOMENON CALLED LEDNICA

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

Somewhere in a dim landscape of the early spring, quite far from Gniezno, on side roads, narrow and village roads, on a kind of fork of roads we slow down at the inscription: ‘Attention, a sacral area’. We move on and behind a curve of the road we see a widely open gate. It is going to rain. On the flat area there are a few buildings – from brownish brick and glass….In a distance – a grey lake. »

EU BUREAUCRATS IGNORE THE VOICE OF 2 MILLION CITIZENS

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with prof. Carlo Casini – a parliamentarian of the European Parliament, a historic leader of the Italian pro-life movement and the main initiator of the petition ‘One of us’

IN THE NAME OF THE SON….

PIOTR DRZEWIECKI

Over 70 thousand young people from whole Poland and other countries participated in the eighteenth Youth’s Meeting on Pola Lednickie (Fields of Lednica). During this year’s vigil prayer, the young were accompanied by the Cross of the World’s Youth Day and the icon ‘Salus Populi Romani’ which have been making peregrination all over Poland since April 2014 »

A BITTER VICTORY

WITOLD DUDZINSKI

Can the victory of the opposition in partly free elections on 4 June 1989 be acknowledged as the beginning of the Third Polish Republic? Yes, and no. Because although the communists were defeated, they were still holding the authority for a long time »

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