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HOW POPE FRANCIS RETURNS HOME

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

Moving around St. Peter’s Square in a white roofless jeep (papamobile)–– both during the Holy Mass and audiences- became an inseparable part of papal meetings with believers. The Pope Francis wants – which he often emphasizes – a physical contact with people, therefore, he never resigns from an occasion in order to greet believers who arrive in Vatican in crowds. Children are in an exceptional place for the Holy Father who cuddles and kisses them tenderly. »

YOUR TESTIMONIES

CHOOSE JESUS

DAREK WOJTAL

I remember this event exactly: 7 December 1986, Grabowa and Oasis of New Life of the first degree. Before receiving Christ in Eucharist, I was saying my prayer to Jesus declaring Him my personal and conscious choice of his person aloud in front of other participants. I was also thinking about the choice of Jesus as my personal Lord and King »

STOP THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE MINORITY

The Sejm is working on novelization of anti-discriminatory act which, according to lawyers, is aimed against the constitutional protection of the family, restricts economic freedom and the freedom of speech. In the opinion of pro-family organizations, it is supposed to guarantee a privileged position of homosexual groups under the pretext of a fight against discrimination. Due to it, the Centre for Supporting Initiatives for Life and Family is running a campaign ‘Stop to dictatorship of the minority’. »

IN THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN LIFE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

FR. MARIUSZ FRUKACZ

In Europe, in November 2013, the collection of signatures under the European Civilian Initiative ‘One of us’ was ended. Now coordinators of this initiative are getting prepared for the public hearing in the European Parliament. One of the most important people, beside the euro-deputy Carlo Casini is Ana del Pino, a coordinator of the Civilian Initiative ‘One of us’, coming from Spain »

REAL FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST

WOJCIECH KĘDER

When I am in Rome, I like visiting quiet place, completely separated from the city traffic, full of incredible beauty, where three temples are in an eucalyptus grove – these are Tre Fontane (Three Fountains), situated a few kilometres from the Basilica of St. Paul behind the Walls (San Paolo Fuori le Mura). »

‘VICTIMS ARE CALLING NOT FOR A REVENGE BUT FOR MEMORY’

KAMIL BROŻYNA, PAWEŁ CABAN

The year 1945 is the date of the big crime. ’The collapse of the Polish country in 1939 brought the incorporation of Wołyń and Eastern Lesser Poland to the Ukrainian Socialistic Soviet Republic, which was contradictory with Ukrainian dreams about independence. Changes could be brought only by the German-Soviet conflict. »

A FAMILY AS A SCHOOL OF HOLINESS

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ

Painful blows attacking the family often come from media. We are thinking more and more often if the family will survive as well as the Christian civilization »

THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY FOR MEDIA

BISHOP ADAM LEPA

The world has been waiting long for this voice of the Church. The Decree of the Vatican Council about mass media was announced on 4 December 1963, ‘Inter mirifica’ was the second document elaborated by fathers of the Vatican Council, just after the Constitution about the holy liturgy »

WE REMEMBER!

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

A sad day, Tuesday 19 November 2013. Media informed about the death of mother of priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. For me – I think that many Poles think so – she was a special person – mother. Because of her love to her son and her Good and Truth given to us. I did not know Mrs. Marianna personally but I was often near her, I was looking and listening to her answers to questions of journalists. »

A FULFILLED LIFE OF THE SAINT’S MOTHER

MILENA KINDZIUK

When she was sitting in green pyjamas on a hospital bed, in fact it was not visible that she was ill. Being conscious of what was happening till the very end. She passed away – how symbolically: on the nineteenth of November. And the nineteenth of November – is the day of the martyr death of her son, Fr. Jerzy. »

LOVE THE CHURCH

Fr. Zbigniew Suchy talks with archbishop Józef Michalik – the metropolitan of Przemyśl, the chairman of the Polish Episcopal Conference

A POLISH VOICE FROM VATICAN

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Fr. Leszek Gęsiak SJ – a chief of the Polish Section of the Vatican Radio

DAY OF CHURCH MUSICIANS

In Częstochowa on 19-24 November there was the 15thDay of Music. This year’s edition was devoted to two music people connected with Częstochowa: the late Prof. Krzysztof Pośpiech and Fr. Prof. Kazimierz Szymonik. The Feast of Music, organized for 15 years by the Association of Friends Gaude Mater, presents works of prominent people connected with music life of Częstochowa and the region. »

THE BIGGEST ASSET OF ENTERPRISE IS THE MAN

On 16-17 November there was the 30th Jubilee pilgrimage of railway workers at Jasna Góra. The Central Holy Mass, celebrated on 17 November at Jasna Góra gathered over 10 thousand of railway workers with their families, who arrived by eight pilgrimage trains. There were also delegations of railway workers from Slovakia, Hungary and Belarus. »

75 YEARS THE POLISH SECTION OF THE VATICAN RADIO

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

Guglielmo Marconi was a fervent Catholic and really wanted the radio – the work of his life serve to evangelization. Also Pius XI thought that the Church in its activity must use modern mass media. Having signed Lateran Treaties in 1929, under which the Vatican State was established, it was possible to build an independent papal radio station – Marconi himself was running the works on starting it. »

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