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SORRY, PRIME MINISTER, BUT YOU ARE A LIAR….

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On 19 March 2014, in the Sejm, a protest of parents started, aimed against the deception of the prime minister who had announced five years before that he would implement beneficial financial changes for parents and carers of disabled children. Despite his promises, he did not keep his word. And although he met with parents, the suggestion which he had made, significantly diverged from those which he had originally declared and renewed several times »

ABOUT PROPER UNDERSTANDING THE INSEPARABILITY OF MARRIAGE

FR. WOJCIECH GÓRALSKI

It is doubtless that the Church has a duty to care about its all believers – also those who after contracting their canonic (ecclesiastical) marriages have got divorced and then they entered into new marriage, certainly the civil one. However, there is a question: how far can this care reach – till the moment of allowing such people for receiving the Holy Communion? »

NINE YEARS WITHOUT JOHN PAUL II

GRZEGORZ POLAK

We are living with the forthcoming canonization of John Paul II and other dates are becoming forgotten, so, it is good that ‘Niedziela’ reminds about the date of 2 April 2005. It has just been the ninth anniversary of our great Compatriot’s death »

MY SATURDAY TIME IN THE UPPER ROOM

ELŻBIETA JASTRZĘBSKA DSSH

Members of the Knights’ Order of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, in which I am a lady, has had its retreats for five years in the first week of the Lent. On Saturday 8 March 2014, after the retreats at Jasna Góra, I went to the Chapel of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady at 8 p. m. in order to pray with others to Our Lady with the old hymn of Byzantine liturgy, sung while standing and called Akathistos. »

GUARDING A REAL IMAGE OF CHRIST

Fr. inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with archbishop Wacław Depo – the metropolitan of Częstochowa, the chair of the Council for Mass Media of the Polish Episcopal Conference

THE HOLY FATHER AS A PENITENT AND A CONFESSOR

The initiative ’24 hours for Lord’, suggested by pope Francis is a special expiatory divine service, with adoration of the Holy Sacrament and confession for 24 hours, which started on 28 March in the afternoon. It was also held in many churches in the whole world. »

CANONIZATION MERCIFULNESS SPARK

(Editors)

Canonization Mercifulness spark which was given to representatives of all Polish dioceses and public services from cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz on 30 March, on Palm Sunday, and on 13 April bishops will pass it to youth delegations from particular parishes and representatives of local governments and social institutions, like hospitals, hospices, orphanages, social care houses and prisons. »

STOP BREAKING THE FAMILY BECAUSE OF POVERTY!

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Poverty in Poland has the face of a child. Poverty has the face of a child living especially in a large family. According to the Main Statistics Office, nearly 10 per cent (that is, below the so-called existence minimum) of families with three children live in the extreme poverty and even 26.6 per cent families have four or more children. In total, 2.5 million children use benefits intended for people living in the extreme poverty. »

LAWS PROMOTING VIOLENCE

Anna Cichobłazińska talks with professor of the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, dr. hab. Maria Ryś, the chair of the University Society Fides et Ratio

RESPONDING TO THE POWER OF EVIL WITH THE POWER OF THE GOOD

Fr. inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with bishop Marian Buczek– a Secretary of the Ukrainian Episcopal Conference

NOTHING HAS FINISHED YET

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Anna Fotyga about too long silence of the world and ruts of the Polish Foreign policy

LAND AS A REFUGE OF POLISHNESS

ARCHBISHOP JÓZEF MICHALIK

I do not have any merits of the Polish village, because we all have love and emotional bond to homeland and this is a condition of identity, building inner sense of safety and dignity. In the youth times I saw a bitter difficulty of a farmer’s work, but I also saw that land never disappointed people, that there is gratitude for the emotional bond, multiplying fruits of a seed thrown into it, by ten and even hundred times, as it was reminded by Jesus. »

THE CROSS OF THE HOLY YEAR – THE CROSS OF WORLD YOUTH DAYS

BISHOP HENRYK TOMASIK

There are preparations for XXXI World Youth Days – Cracow 2016. Besides the organizational-logistic issues, spiritual preparation is extremely important: mainly a prayer. Many groups are praying in the intention of the World Youth Days which are going to be in Poland. An important phase of the spiritual preparation is going to be a pilgrimage of the cross of the World Youth Days. »

UNKNOWN TRIBUNAL OF MERCIFULNESS

Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik talks with prelate priest dr. Krzysztof Nykiel – a Regent of Apostolic Penitentiary

FROM LIFE TO LIFE

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

On 2 April 2005, nine years ago, at the time of the Jasna Góra Appeal Prayer, at 9.37 p.m. , the Polish Pope’s heart stopped beating. Between Saturday, when he passed away to Father’s Home, and the following Friday, when he was buried, it looked as if the world stopped. The next pope – Benedict XVI started the beatification process quickly. »

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