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WITH JOHN PAUL II FOR A MEETING WITH MERCIFUL JESUS

This year’s preparations for the Feast of the Resurrection were filled with waiting for canonization of blessed John Paul II, embedded in the heart of the liturgical life of the Church – during the joy of Passover. We conducted an interview with bishop Jan Zając, a custodian of the sanctuary of Divine Mercifulness in Kraków-Łagiewniki »

DISCIPLES OF JESUS – MESSENGERS OF THE RESURRECTION

HENRYK WITCZYK

Courageous and pious women are present in various moments of Jesus Christ’s life. On Good Friday and on Easter Saturday, the Church solemnly read these fragments of the Gospel which tell us about the presence of women – students of Jesus – at the cross and grave of the Teacher, whom they were following till the end. All the Evangelists say unanimously that Risen Jesus appeared to them, women, as the first ones. »

CHRIST REALLY ROSE FROM DEATH

ARCHBISHOP STANISŁAW NOWAK

Dear Readers of ‘Niedziela’, it is a grace for me to proclaim You a message of Passover a week before the canonization of blessed John Paul II. I would like to make it his favourite formula. »

JOHN PAUL II A FATHER AND FRIEND OF THE YOUTH IN THE WORLD

During a ceremony of passing signs of the Worldly Youth’s Days, which took place on the Palm Sunday on 13 April 2014 in Rome on the Square of St. Peter, pope Francis said: - John Paul II, who was an initiator of the Worldly Youth’s Days, is going to become their great patron. In the community of the saints he will still be the father and friend of the youth in the world. A group of the Brazilians gave the Cross of the Worldly Youth’s Days and the icon of Our Lady ‘Salus Populi Romani’ to their friends from Poland. »

JOHN PAUL II. THE KNOWN SAINT

GRZEGORZ POLAK

The real holiness ‘smells nice’, delights, enchants, attracts like a magnet and is liked by everybody. It was so – and is so – with the holiness of John Paul II. In his case it has one more value. We read in books about previous heroes of faith, whereas we saw holiness of John Paul II with our own eyes, and our children heard about it from our tales. »

YOUTHFUL PORTRAIT OF KAROL WOJTYŁA

MAŁGORZTA CICHOŃ

A sporty young man, wearing a delicately checked shirt and a jacket, entered a photographic studio. Paweł Bielec, 36-year-old owner of a new photographic laboratory at Karmelicka street 50 in Kraków, talked with students a little. He took out a brown envelope on which he had written: ‘tableau’. The young man looked at a mirror and corrected his hair combed backward. He took a seat indicated by a photographer. »

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE IRREPLACEABLE

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

Winter is over. The early spring is smiling with the sun, bird’s singing and hope for a better and happy life. Everyone is busy with his own life. Tired, in a hurry we sit down in front of TV, computer screens, we flip through glossy magazines which is easy and fun. It may be possible, but from 10 April 2010 everything became different, and, first of all – we are different, although we are not aware of it. It looks as if we lost the ground beneath our feet and found it difficult to keep balance. »

CHOOSING PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Elections for the European Parliament will be held on 25 May 2014. Poland in the next 5-year-old term of office will be represented by 51 euro-deputies in the parliament of 766 members. I do not have to add how important the current elections are because they are going to be held in the extremely difficult moment: the whole free world is looking how the European Union will behave towards aggression of Russia against Ukraine. »

OIL, GAS AND BIG POLITICS

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with dr. Piotr Naimski about replacing tanks with pipelines, unspecified visions of the European ‘energetic union’ and particular Polish neglect

MY ANTENNA TO HEAVEN

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with Fr. Jan Góra OP about incredible meetings with John Paul II, a funny story about casting the papal hand and about fascination with the Saint

LEGAL DECEPTIONS

KRZYSZTOF CZABAŃSKI

Media inform about perfidious ways of deceiving elderly and helpless people. There are many such cases. I think it is high time suitable state institutions looked at this problem. Certainly, is criminals deceive – let me name them as – the private ones, wheedling money for a grandson or using a different method, using hatred and generosity of elderly people, it is enough when police, procurators and courts are dealing with such bad people. However, the matter is getting more complicated when criminals come to action, somehow the official one, in ‘white collars’. »

BECAUSE HE LOVED THEATRE

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

Books devoted to life and work of John Paul II, films showing his life and also his realization of ideas to which he served, had another form of reminiscing the Polish Pope, added by creators. It is the opera musical entitled: ‘Karol Wojtyła. A real story’. »

SHE GIVES A TESTIMONY OF JOHN PAUL II

URSZULA BUGLEWICZ

The management of the Academic Society of the Catholic University of Lublin, granted the annual reward named Fr. Giles Radziszewski – the founder and the first rector of the Catholic University of Lublin – to sister prof. Zofia Józefa Zdybicka USJK, as a recognition of the whole academic achievements in the spirit of the Christian humanism »

POLISHNESS AS A MOTOR FOR PONTIFICATE

GRZEGORZ POLAK

We received an excellent present for the canonization of John Paul II from the Paulines who had edited a Polish biography of the Holy Father in Polish, written by an Italian historian and publicist Andrea Riccardo. His work should be placed on a par with the exemplary monograph by George Weigl, considered as the best one so far. The work of Riccardi will make us verify the opinion that we know nearly everything about John Paul II. It is impossible to get to know the work of the Polish Pope without reading this book. »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl