On the ways of faith

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How to create a new Bethlehem?

Milena Kindziuk talks to Rev. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, the expert in early Christianity at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.

Shepherds and some wise men from the east were at the manger of the newly born Baby. Who were the people that welcomed the Son of God first and what was its meaning to the history of Christianity? »

The greatest is love

Artur Stelmasiak

The well-known actress Ewa Zietek said that although she knew many beautiful texts about love none could compare with the words of St Paul. Only he conveyed the truth about love. Theologians also support this view since no other text could present all attributes of love so precisely and completely. In Advent 'Niedziela' explains the meaning of theological virtues. This week we are explicating the third virtue: love. »

Advent is Christian daily life

Fr Piotr Kot

Advent is a special time to develop mature Christian faith. One cannot enjoy Christmas without a good experience of Advent. »

Hope dies last

Milena Kindziuk

Where are we to gain confidence and strength for living from? What does this confidence mean? On the second Sunday of Advent we present another article about the theological virtues, namely about hope. »

Faith is life

Piotr Chmielinski

When all things go well faith helps us be thankful. When things are wrong faith gives hope. Faith is our daily life, our daily bread. In Advent 'Niedziela' introduces three theological virtues: faith, hope and love. »

O Christ, exercise all thy rights over us!

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The Feast of Christ the King ends the liturgical year. In the light of the approaching local elections it is worth remembering that the most important moral law is the law of love and the biggest royalty is service. »

Die only once, after which comes judgement

Piotr Chmielinski talks to Prof. Jacek Salij, O.P, a theologian.

We will be judged after death. We will stand before God in all truth. Then we will see all our good deeds and sins as well as the ambiguity of our intentions, all our sacrifice and all our egocentrism, all God's mercy, which he showed towards us, and all graces, which we wasted. »

In the Marian school of the Rosary

Fr Emilio Crdenas, SM

The rosary is an evangelical prayer exercise, having various levels of depth. We need a coach who will teach us and lead us. So we need a spiritual director or catechist who knows well the method, exercises, variants and possibilities of rosary prayer. The director should be sensitive to the condition and skills of the pupil's soul. »

Why do priests wear black?

Fr Andrzej Przybylski

Black cassock for a priest, amaranth red cassock for a bishop, scarlet cassock for a cardinal and white cassock for a pope. What do a clerical collar and other items of clerical clothing mean? Answers to such questions can be found in our weekly cycle 'Chat with a priest'. »

What is our faith like?

Milena Kindziuk

There are many factors, which define our religiousness apart from the attendance at Sunday Mass (dominicantes) and the number of people receiving Holy Communion (communicantes). Since human soul cannot be measured or weighed ( we can sum up the researches concerning the religiousness of Poles, conducted in the years 1992-2004 by the Palatine Catholic Church Statistical Institute. »

Spiritual homeopathy

Fr Andrzej Przybylski

Why is that we call ourselves Catholics, we participate in Sunday Eucharist and at the same time we keep stones, which are to protect us against diseases, we go to fortune tellers to get to know our future and we carry talismans, thinking that they have extra-natural power? »

Breaking 'The Code...'

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

We are shocked by the book and film 'The Da Vinci Code', which Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, described as 'full of slander, offences and historical and theological errors about Jesus, the Gospels and the Church.' »

Should we see 'The Da Vinci Code'?

Milena Kindziuk talks to Rev. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (UKSW) in Warsaw, specialist in Christian antiquity.

If Jesus had been married the four Evangelists would have certainly written about that and the Church would not have had any reason to conceal that fact. »

Sacrum of gestures and signs

Fr Jerzy Hajduga, CRL

In people's lives there are some situations in which the sacrum of gestures and signs is meaningful. Such situations certainly include the customs and traditions concerning the First Holy Communion. The way we make the sign of the cross, the way we kneel or the way we honour our parents show our faith and inform what traditions we pass on to our children. »

Three mysterious words: Mystery, Passover, Paschal Triduum

Fr Stanislaw Czerwik

When we listen to the language of the Church and liturgy we often, especially in Lent and Easter season, come across three words: mystery, Passover, Triduum. Can we understand them? »

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