On the ways of faith

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Spiritual pilgrimage

Wieslawa Kowalska talks to Fr Stanislaw Jarosz, OSPPE, Definitor General of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit.

Spiritual pilgrimage is for those who cannot take part in pilgrimages because of old age, illness, complicated family situation, service in the army or being far away from their countries. Making a spiritual pilgrimage they multiply good and receive many graces. »

Consequences of the sacramental 'yes'

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Due to the growing number of requests in the world, especially in America, directed to diocesan tribunals concerning matrimonial nullity, the Apostolic See promulgated a special document entitled Dignitas connubii (Dignity of marriage), which aims at protecting the sacrament of matrimony. »

'Lord, stay in our Families'

Fr Krzysztof Pawlina

'Lord, stay in our Families' is the motto of the 3rd National Eucharistic Congress. But Lord Jesus seems to be saying 'Family, stay with me'. Why is this so? For many Polish families Mass has stopped being the centre of sanctification, the source of joy and the place of reference for love, which is patient, kind and endures whatever comes. »

Sin is the ticket to hell

Fr Stanislaw Jarosz, OSPPE

'Sin is opposition to God; cutting yourself off from God, revolt against God. Living in a mortal sin is a great risk, it means that you carry the ticket to hell', Fr Stanislaw Jarosz, OSPPE, writes in his article entitled 'Sin is the ticket to hell'. He also reminds us of the conditions of a good confession. »

The History of Lent

Fr Zenon Monka

The Liturgy of Lent focuses on three themes, which constantly appear in the prayers and biblical readings of this period. They are: baptism, penance and the Passion of the Lord. Fr Zenon Monka in his article entitled 'The History of Lent' writes about the tradition, which led to Lenten celebrations. »

Where was Lord God?

Archbishop Jozef Michalik, Metropolitan of Przemysl

From time to time there arises the question about God's presence, about the sense of the Asian tragedy, in articles, radio talks and television programmes concerning this tragedy. People try to understand if that was God's punishment - these are the opening lines of Archbishop Michalik's reflection, which is entitled 'Where was Lord God?', and which refers to the earthquake in Asia. »

Historic meaning of Jesus

Fr Marian Rusecki

'Every man is looking for some stable and fundamental point of reference, which he can refer his life to'. For every Christian the fundamental point of reference is Christ who is the centre of the history of salvation, the central point of reference of all salvific events. In his article entitled 'Historic meaning of Jesus' Fr Marian Rusecki writes about the turning point in the history of humankind, which was the birth of Jesus Christ. »

Let us look at the hands of the UN officers

Wlodzimierz Redzioch is interviewing Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi CS, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the EU and its agencies in Geneva.

In 1994, in Cairo, the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development was held. Some countries of the rich North treated it as an occasion to force the unethical politics of birth control on the Third World countries. 10 years after that disreputable meeting the time has come to evaluate its results. »

Reading the signs of the times...

Fr Zbigniew Suchy interviews Archbishop Jozef Michalik, Metropolitan of Przemysl, President of the Polish Episcopate Conference

An important year goes by

Fr Zbigniew Suchy interviews Archbishop Jozef Michalik, Metropolitan of Przemysl, President of the Polish Episcopate Conference

The UN engineers of morality

Czeslaw Ryszka

During the recent session of the UN Human Rights Committee there was an unprecedented interference in Poland's internal affairs. The Committee recommended that Poland should legalise abortion, refund contraceptives and abortion pills from the state budget as well as introduce sexual education in school. »

Does the United Nations pose a threat to Poland's sovereignty?

Wlodzimierz Redzioch is interviewing Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino

The Holy See delegation for the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which was held in Cairo in 1994, prevented some regulations, including 'the right' to abortion on demand, from being introduced into the final document. Wlodzimierz Redzioch discusses with Archbishop Renato Raffaele Martino, member of the Vatican delegation, how we can look at this conference from the perspective of a decade. »

'Why are you downcast...'

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The editor-in-chief of 'Niedziela' Monsignor Ireneusz Skubis is also known for his bold speeches, sermons and homilies. Below we present one of his sermons in which the preacher asks the important question: what has happened to the joy we should have when we confess our faith in Jesus Christ. »

'Every man is precious to me'

Fr Henryk Zielinski is interviewing Archbishop Leszek Glodz, Major General, former Field Bishop of the Polish Army, and the new Bishop of the Diocese of Warszawa-Praga.

Archbishop Leszek Glodz, Major General, former Field Bishop of the Polish Army, speaks about the army ministry, the establishment of the Field Ordinariate and vision of his ministry for the laity. The Holy Father John Paul II nominated him the Bishop of the Warszawa-Praga Diocese. »

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