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NON-DIVINE ANDREW’S DAY

MAGDALENA PROKOP-DUCHNOWSKA

Wax pouring on St. Andrew’s Day has been inscribed in the Polish tradition for good. Fortune telling is an entertainment among students, pre-school children, and recently even children in nurseries. Whereas, adults spend the night of 29 and 30 November at parties where professional fortune-tellers predict the future not only from wax shapes but also from cards, palm or a glass sphere. An innocent fun or ‘spiritual adultery’? »

ATHEISM – A MISFORTUNE OF THE WORLD

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Times before the Second World War are not so much distant for us, as the ancient ones, to reflect on them. Today there are many people who were aware of what was happening then, and they share various memories with one another. »

PASTORAL MINISTRY OF SMOLEŃSK FAMILIES

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Holy Masses, festive meetings, spiritual help, and, first of all, memory and prayer for the deceased – these are only a few initiatives of the pastoral care which the Redemptorist Fathers from Warsaw give to the families of casualties of the Smoleńsk air crash »

‘MEDICATION’ FROM POLAND WAS GIVEN AWAY ON THE SQUARE OF ST. PETER IN ROME

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

At the end of the Year of Faith pope Francis recommends everybody Miserikordyna – a Polish ‘medication’ which is good for heart, for soul and for life »

A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT 11 NOVEMBER

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

Poland is divided, it is best seen during national feasts, for example, on the National Day 11 November, when one must express a clear opinion for long-existing values, without resorting to liberalism, tolerance and another pseudo-modernity. »

WE ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROAD

Małgorzata Cichoń talks with Jakub Bałtroszewicz from the Executive and Civilian Committee of the European Initiative ‘One of us’

The First European Pro-Life Congress will be held on 15–16 November 2013 in Cracow. It will be attended by leaders of the European Civic Initiative ‘One of us’ from EU countries. It will be an occasion to sum up the previous activity and also to undertake particular preparations for public hearing in front of the European Commission. »

AN ORDINARY HEROINE

KAROLINA MAZUR

Death is not tragedy, but lost life is a tragedy…..Marta Bukowa from Mirocin did not lose her life, which she devoted for her daughter’s life »

‘HELL’ – AN INEFFECTIVE ATTACK ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with prof. Massimo Introvigne from Religious Freedom Observatory

THERE IS NOT ANY FOURTH FATIMA SECRET

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

A car of Wrocław registration number, announcing through a megaphone that soon ’God will give an unimaginable punishment. A catastrophe will come. Come back to Christ who is the light of the world. I am warning against events which will come soon. The third secret of Fatima Our Lady is being fulfilled’. The car, pasted with slogans: ‘Poland, wake up!’, has got a flag with the person of Jesus Christ on its roof. »

‘ARTISTS’ AND ‘TOLERANCE’ IN CONTEMPORARY EUROPE

WOJCIECH KĘDER

The idea, based on Christian values and which was aimed at uniting the European continent whose founders fathers after the Second World War were prominent European Christian Democrats: Alcide de Gasperi, Jean Monnet, Robert Schuman and Konrad Adenauer, was to win the crisis oppressing the continent at that time – the crisis which in XX century caused two world wars with their unimaginable consequences and cruelties. »

A CHRISTIAN – A FACE OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD

Fr. Inf. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with an auxiliary bishop from Chicago, Andrzej Wypych about who a bishop is for believers, about the importance of a family as God’s image and about patriotism of Polish Diaspora

AN ART OF PROFANATION

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

A few hundred people took part in a protest against the profanation of the Cross in the exhibition in the Modern Art Centre in Warsaw Zamek Ujazdowski. In the opinion of the protest participants, the profanation was done in a film presented within the modern Polish and British Art presentation. »

FAMILY AS A TARGET OF GENDER IDEOLOGY

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

It has not been long time since the soviet communism, ‘the empire of evil’ – as Ronald Reagan defined a fight against God in the Soviet Union and in the satellite countries - was a great threat for the world. Not many people knew that at that time in Western Europe various pseudo-philosophers and demoralizing activists were building a ‘new order’ which John Paul II named a style of life ‘as if God did not exist’. »

A NEW SANCTUARY OF JOHN PAUL II IN USA

FR. CEZARY CHWILCZYŃSKI

A new sanctuary of blessed John Paul II was proclaimed in the United States. The Church of the Polish-American parish of St. Theresa in Linden in the archdiocese of Newark was raised to the rank of the sanctuary. The sanctuary was erected by archbishop John Myers on 29 September. »

BISHOP ANTONI DYDYCZ ABOUT A SIN, REPORTING AND A SECRET OF CONFESSION

WE EXPECT EQUAL TREATMENT OF EVERYBODY BY CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES AND JOURNALISTS

On the feast of All Saints’, bishop Antoni Dydycz, the Ordinary of Drohiczyn devoted his pastoral letter to the call for holiness and also the evil which is our obstacle on the road to holiness. Following the example of John Paul II, he emphasized that today’s world needs the holiness of the Christians who in ordinary conditions will undertake their everyday duties »

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