Catholic Church in the world

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The Nobel Peace Prize for Al Gore is a real scandal

Antonio Gaspari, President of the movement Cristiani per l’ambiente [Christians for the Natural Environment], is against the decision to give the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore, the American politician who has started a war against the unborn children and family, claiming that he protects the natural environment. »

And I am dreaming of Africa

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Every trip outside the parish is prepared according to a certain scenario. Celebrations are conducted under the trees. Huge, monumental trees are good for sacred functions. And they give some shadow. But before the Eucharist begins the priest sits under the tree and hears confessions. »

India - increasing wave of Christians’ persecutions

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Reverend Monsignor Felix A. Machado, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, about the situation of the Catholic Church in India.

We follow Polish immigrants

Rev. Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnois about the Polish immigration in Ireland.

What future of the Church in China?

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Angelo Lazzarotto, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions.

Holy Father, be still close to us!

Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Archbishop Coadjutor of Lviv.

Abolishing the myths about Opus Dei

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Manuel Sánchez, in charge of relations with the international press, the Opus Dei's press office.

True face of Opus Dei

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Javiere Echevarría, the Prelate of Opus Dei.

Apart from encouraging to regular prayer and deep sacramental life the message of Opus Dei focuses on work that can become a method of sanctification and encounter with Christ. Opus Dei will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year. »

Madonna statue cried tears in Nizankowice

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Over two years ago the statue of the Mother of God in Nizankowice, which had been brought by some Polish pilgrims 15 years earlier, cried tears. The church in Nizankowice was changed into a stable and pigsty by the communists. The wailing Madonna draws pilgrims from all over the world. Cardinal Marian Jaworski changed the church in Nizankowice into a Marian shrine. »

Deliver us from evil

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Angelo Amato, SDB, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Evil has many names and that's why discernment is very important, to know what evil is according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, since this will enable us to reject it. »

Who does not want the beautification of Pius XII?

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Peter Gumpel, SJ, relator for the cause of Pius XII.

The process of beautification of Pope Pius XII, which has lasted 40 years, evokes many controversies because of the 'black legend' surrounding this figure. »

The presence and future of the Church

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, former Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil, about the Church in Latin America.

The challenges the Church faces today are connected with the spreading of the new post-modernistic culture, its features being secularism, laicism, agnosticism of the intelligentsia, relativism and religious pluralism. »

Following the Lord

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Several years ago the countries of the Old Continent and the United States dominated on the map of religious vocations. Today increase in priestly vocations is mainly observed in South American and African countries. Fortunately, in Poland we still see an increase in diocesan and religious priestly vocations. »

John Paul II and the Divine Mercy

Elzbieta Krawczyk

The Holy Father John Paul II was a great worshipper of the Divine Mercy. It was in his youth that his fate was connected with the place of this devotion on the Lagiewniki hill. Then he returned to the cloister of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, to which Sr Faustina had belonged, many times as a priest, cardinal and pope. »

In the Pauline novitiate

Anna Wyszynska

What are the ways of vocations? What factors decide that candidates come to religious congregations every year in order to enter the road leading to religious vows? Who and how helps them to discern their callings? Another article in the pastoral year dedicated to vocations. »

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