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Propositions of the Synod of Bishops

The Vatican published propositions, or pastoral suggestions, of the 11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. Ordinarily the propositions approved by a Synod remain confidential. But with the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, the final suggestions of the Synod were made public. The text consists of 50 proposals structured in three chapters. »

New saints of the Church

On 23 October 2005, at Mass in St Peter's Square Benedict XVI canonized five new saints, including two Poles: Archbishop Jozef Bilczewski and Fr Zygmunt Gorazdowski. »

Czech

Cathedral for the Church

St.Vitus Cathedral again belongs to the Catholic Church. A dispute between the Church and the state, which started in 1989, was settled on 25 October 2005. A district court in Prague ruled that the St.Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle belongs to the Catholic Church. »

How to speak to young people about the Gospel through the media?

'Who paints the picture for young people? Media, young people's language(s) and handing on the faith- that was the theme of the meeting of ca. 80 bishops, priests and laymen from all over Europe, which took place in Warsaw in September 2005. Archbishop John Patrick Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, participated in the assembly, which was organised by the European Bishops' Media Commission. »

Germany

German Vaticanist speaks

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks about Pope Benedict XVI to Paul Badde, German Vaticanist for Die Welt.

The Polish War Cemetery in Miednoje

Bishop Ryszard Karpinski

Miednoje is one of the places of the Polish officers' massacre - prisoners of 1939, murdered at the command of Stalin in 1940. Every year the families of the murdered officers, Polish priests and representatives of the Polish government arrive at the War Cemetery (the Katyn cemetery) to honour through prayer the sons of the Polish land. »

The Church and the world

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

'Contro il Cristianesimo. L'ONU e l'Unione Europea come nuova ideologia' - a new book on the Italian market, the fruit of inquisitiveness of Eugenia Roccella and Lucetta Scaraffia, two Italian journalists who show the ideology of the UN and EU actions against Christianity. »

'Today Lord Jesus will take me'

Fr Miroslaw Milek

On 5 October we remember Saint Faustina Kowalska, great mystic of the 20th century. This day has a special dimension in the parish of her childhood and vocation, in the Sanctuary of the Birth and Baptism of St Faustina in Swinice Warckie. »

Brother

God's poor Little Man of Assisi, Seraph of Assisi, Troubadour of Perfect Love, Brother Sun - these are some nicknames given to St Francis of Assisi, one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church. »

Fr. Ignacy Skorupka and numerous Polish soldiers died for Christian Poland and Europe in 1920. Our task is to preserve that heritage

He died for Christian Europe

Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus

Sermon delivered on 13 August 2005, at the square in front of the cathedral of the Warsaw-Praga Diocese, on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Miracle on the Vistula »

I thank the Queen of Families in Wambierzyce

Lilianna Sicinska talks to Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne and host of the World Youth Day, in Wambierzyce

On the anniversary of 11 September 2001

Our Lady of New York

Witold Zych

Our Lady of New York does not cry but is full of compassion and care for the victims of the tragedy. She holds the burning Twin Towers with the same love as she held the Cross on which her Son hung and died. »

'We have come to do him homage' (Mt 2:2)

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

World Youth Day - searching for love

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

We will remember the August events in Cologne for a long time - the 20th World Youth Day at the initiative of the Servant of God John Paul II. At the same time we should ask the question: Why do young people come for these meetings in such great numbers? »

Holy Land

The land of Jesus without Christians?

40 years ago Christians constituted 20% of the population in the Holy Land, today only 2%. What should be done? »

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