Catholic Church in the world
Fr Gracjan Majka, OFMCap
On the Feast of Epiphany, 6 January 2008, Archbishop Domenico D’Ambrosio who had been the president of the Work of Father Pio, the Padre Pio Foundation ‘Home for the Relief of Suffering’ since 8 March 2003, i.e. for five years, and Director of the Padre Pio Prayer Groups, celebrated an evening Mass in the Capuchin Church of St Mary of Grace in San Giovanni. »
The document ‘Spe salvi' is said to be a small encyclopaedia of great hope. It is the second encyclical of this Pope. According to Rev. Professor Henryk Seweryniak from Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, ‘Spe salvi’ was written by ‘the contemporary father of the Church, the wise man who can answer the questions of the present times’ and by someone who shows God as the only and ultimate source of hope. »
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. »
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. »
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.
Rev. Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Colm O'Reilly of Ardagh and Clonmacnois about the Polish immigration in Ireland.
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Fr Angelo Lazzarotto, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions.
Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis talks to Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, Archbishop Coadjutor of Lviv.
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Manuel Sánchez, in charge of relations with the international press, the Opus Dei's press office.
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. »
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. »