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VOICES FROM VATICAN

‘Niedziela’ was accompanying Polish bishops during the visit ‘Ad limina apostolorum’ giving reports on pages of their newspapers and on Internet on website www.niedziela.pl about the meetings of particular bishops’ groups with the pope Francis and visits in Vatican offices, and, first of all, prayer meetings at the tombs of the Apostles and in Roman basilicas. We publish fragments of bishops’ statements which were collected by Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik from ‘Niedziela’ »

A MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO POLISH BISHOPS

Dear Brothers in episcopate, I greet each of You and Particular Churches which Lord entrusted to Your paternal management. I thank archbishop Józef Michalik for his words, especially for assuring me that the Church in Poland prays for me and for my ministry. »

‘NIEDZIELA’ WAS IN VATICAN WITH POLISH BISHOPS

Editors

On 1-8 February 2014 bishops from all Polish dioceses were making a pilgrimage to Rome within the visit ‘Ad limina apostolorum’. They were praying in Roman basilicas, talking with the Holy Father Francis and reporting the situation of the Church in our Homeland, they were also taking part in important meetings in Vatican offices. ‘Niedziela’ was accompanying our bishops in this important event. »

THIS VISIT WILL BRING GOOD FRUIT IN POLAND

Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik

It was a warm-hearted and successful visit – it was how cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz summoned up the ‘Ad limina apostolorum’ of Polish bishops in Rome. All bishops with whom one talks, are impressed by warm-heartedness of pope Francis. He welcomes them as guests, he welcomes them with heartedness, and then he escorts them to the door as a host of home. »

Seeing from Brussels

EU roost

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In Brussels a new headquarter of the European Council in the shape of an egg is being built. It is nearly finished. It is to symbolize the power of the European Union. Its name is ‘Europe’. Some people perceive this building as a pear or a vase. Despite the crisis there are many funds for its building work. According to official data, it is to cost tax-payers, that is, all of us, over 330 million euro. »

Simply and clearly

RESOLUTION FROM A RAINBOW FLAG

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

The European Parliament, during a debate on 4 February 2014 in Strasburg, accepted a resolution in which it supported lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals and inter-sexuals, called LGBTI, discriminated in the EU countries. As the resolution states, the authorities in the EU countries, on the one hand, should definitely counteract the so-called homophobia... »

WITH FATHER GÓRA ONTO THE CROWN OF THE WORLD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ

God’s crazy man, monk with severe symptoms of the incurable papal illness – this is how Fr. Jan Góra speaks about himself, who is a Dominican and a builder of the Gate of the Third Millennium near Gniezno, near Poles’ sources of baptism. This is the place where participants of meetings at Lednica, passing through the Gate the Fish, choose Christ for their further life. »

GENDER IDEOLOGY AND DEVASTATIONS

ANNA CICHOBŁAZIŃSKA

The report of the sociologist prof. Marek Regnerus, arousing fervent discussions, concerning the analysis of American investigations on adult children brought up by parents living in homosexual couples, available so far fragmentally thanks to works of journalists, can be read wholly in the scientific quarterly ‘Fides de Ratio’ 4 (16) 2013, published at the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. »

IMMIGRANTS IN POLAND – PROPRIETY OF A MEETING

FR. WIESŁAW WÓJCIK TChr

The contemporary international migrations became a popular and massed phenomena, and for a few dozen years in a special way concerning Poland (especially from the moment of entering the European Union) and other countries of the Middle Europe, as new places of people’s migrations. Considering processes of the European integration and globalization, which result, among the others, in decreased immigration of foreigners, a suitable evaluation of the scale of migrations in the world and in our country seems essential. »

IN KIEV PEOPLE WERE KILLED ON BARRICADES

MIROSLAV MARYNOVYCH

How does the current system in Ukraine differ from the Bolshevik system? Communists were committing crimes in the name of the ideology. The system of Wiktor Janukowycz is proceeding exactly in the same way, following the criminal logics. The authority of the country was grabbed nearly in an open way. All possibilities of the democratic and compatible with law way of solving conflicts were blocked. »

FIGHTING AGAINST WINDMILLS

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Anna Zalewska about the vague policy of the government concerning the future of renewable energy in Poland, big money, old wind turbines and growing protests

A WATER WELL NAMED CARDINAL STEFAN WYSZYŃSKI

Jan Kulowski talks with an initiator of fundraiser for building a water well in Czad Anna Kulik about the Polish contribution in opening sources of water for Africa

In the second half of XX century, Africa as a continent was an area of social changes arousing hopes. Despite its gained sovereignty, it is still an area of human poverty, cardboard districts, habitats of untreated diseases, and sometimes epidemics endangering all of us. »

IS IT THE CHURCH WHICH INVENTED THE GENDER IDEOLOGY?

MILENA KINDZIUK

What is the main problem of the Church? Gender ideology! In particular of the Church in Poland, certainly. Because the opposition of priests against the gender ideology results from the fact that they want to conceal their own scandals. Exaggeration? No way! Such an image of the Church is promoted today by mainstream media following the voice of a known feminist prof. Środa »

LEDNICA IS OF AT THE AGE OF AN ADULT

FR. JAN GÓRA

On 7 June this year, on fields in Lednica, there is going to be the XVIII Meeting of the Youth Lednica 2000. Lednica is already 18 years old. So, it is at the age of an adult! »

AN UNAPPRECIATED PROPHET

FR. JÓZEF GAWEŁ SCJ

Benedict XVI ‘is one of the biggest gift of God for our world and our time’ – wrote Fr. Jerzy Szymik. As the pope, he was an exceptional prophet in the secularized society of the contemporary world, especially Europe »

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