On the ways of faith

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Remember those who pray

Piotr Chmielinski

On 21st November 2007, the Church celebrates ‘Pro Orantibus’. The aim of this day is to support spiritually and materially the contemplative congregations, especially those who struggle with various problems and difficulties. »

Death does not have the last word

Milena Kindziuk talks to Fr Dariusz Kowalczyk, SJ, a dogmatic theologian, the Provincial of the Jesuits.

A tragic sudden end of our earthly plans is incomprehensible and we can neither understand nor explain it from the human perspective. Only with time can we see that everything that happens has its sense. »

The Gospel of simplicity

Fr Jacek Molka

'Niedziela' publishes the Gospel of Saint Mark. Its author does not write anything of himself, he remains anonymous in order to focus completely on Jesus Christ. »

Driver’s Decalogue

People can aim at holiness at any time, including driving a car. People’s lives and health depend on driver’s actions. The Vatican issued an instruction ‘Guidelines for the pastoral care of the road’, which includes driver’s ‘Ten Commandments’: moral aspects of driving. »

Being a shepherd of the Church

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul is one of the most important celebrations in the Eternal City where both Apostles founded the first Christian community and gave their lives for faith. »

The fifth commandment of the Church

To contribute to the support of our pastors

Fr Tomasz Pelszyk

In the fifth commandment the Church reminds us of her concern for the spiritual and material good of people as well the support of the sanctuary, parish, diocese and the whole universal Church. »

The condition of faith in Europe

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, who participated in the 8th Gniezno Congress.

If people want to be active in building democracy and working for common good they must be open to the fundamental characteristics of person and society. In the Christian vision these values are claimed to come from God'. »

One should read God's letters

Milena Kindziuk talks to Bishop Kazimierz Romaniuk, a well-known biblical scholar and translator of the Warszawsko-Praska Bible.

Many people find that the Bible makes their lives easier, helps them be 'good men' since the Bible is God's letters to people. It is worth answering these letters. Every month 'Niedziela' publishes one book of the Bible translated by Bishop Romaniuk. »

The fourth commandment of the Church

To keep the days of fasting and abstinence appointed by the Church

Fr Tomasz Pelszyk

From the very beginning Christianity has considered fasting as a means of sanctification. When are we obliged to fast? What does it mean 'to abstain from entertainment'? »

Third commandment of the Church

To receive the Blessed Sacrament at least once an year and that at Easter or thereabouts

Fr Tomasz Pelszyk

Reflecting on the commandments of the Church the Author focuses on the practice and teaching of the Church concerning the Blessed Sacrament. »

The second commandment of the Church

To go to confession at least once a year

Fr Tomasz Pelszyk

In the second commandment the Church obliges the faithful to receive the sacrament of penance and reconciliation at least once a year. »

The Bible in family and for family

Archbishop Marian Golebiewski

The Bible is the book of family and for family. It speaks to all generations and about all family members, it speaks about the experiences of the people whose stories were interwoven with God... »

The first commandment of the Church

To hear Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, and to rest from servile work

Fr Tomasz Pelszyk

'Niedziela' presents the commandments of the Church. The aim of the reflection is not only to deepen the understanding of the commands but also the intention of the Church. »

When did the Gospels originate?

Ks. Florian

The dispute concerning the origin of the four Gospels has continued for over 170 years. It was evoked by some anti-Christian rationalistic critics of the Bible that questioned the statements of the Catholic theologians that the Gospels had originated as early as the first century. »

Preparation for First Communion

Anna Wyszynska talks to Sister Irena Makowicz, USJK, director of the Catholic Primary School in Czestochowa.

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