On the ways of faith

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A LETTER OF MARY WAGNER’S MOTHER TO POLES

(L.D.)

In the letter to Poles, which Jane Wagner, mother of the pro-life activist wrote, there are such words: ‘May God bless Poland! Thank you that you are for Mary. Do not give up your efforts!’ The letter was addressed to Jacek Kotula and all good people in Poland. »

DIRECTION: BETHLEHEM

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A procession of Three Kings gains popularity in our streets. Last year, over 600 thousand people in 180 cities arrived in Bethlehem. What are we going to face up on 6 January 2015? »

PRIESTS’ VISITS TO PARISHIONERS’ AT CHRISTMAS TIME – A MARCH TO PERIPHERIES OF A PARISH

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

Going to the church on Sunday – we are looking for sacrum – says Anna Musialik-Chmiel, a journalist for Radio Katowice. – During this year’s priests’ visits to parishioners’ this sacrum comes to us »

A PRIEST’S VISIT AS THE ‘HOME CHURCH’

Fr. Marek Łuczak talks with a religion sociologist prof. Wojciech Świątkiewicz about the sense of a priest’s visit, its evolution and about why a priest should not be ‘borrowed’ for a visit

‘ADVENTure’ in a big city

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

The purpose of ‘ADVENTure’. Retreats in a big city’, beginning on 5 December 2014 is going out with the Gospel – to which pope Francis calls – outside walls of churches »

TWIN MISSIONARY NUNS

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

Beata Kołtun and Wioletta Kołtun are twin sisters and nuns from the religious order of Christ the King’s Missionaries for Polish Diaspora abroad. Can the desire for religious life in the twin sisters appear at the same time? Who calls the sisters? Is it God or maybe suggestion and influence of one sister on another? »

ON PROVEN PATHS OF JASNA GÓRA

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Stanisław Gądecki – the Chair of the Polish Episcopal Conference

LIFE HAS ROLLED A FULL CIRCLE

LISTENED TO BY WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

Reflections of Fr. Prof. Waldemar Chrostowski on the occasion of receiving Ratzinger Prize »

There is Only One Church

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

"Unity is a priceless gift" - said Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz in Toruń during the recent celebrations of the anniversary of the existence of Radio Maryja. The Cardinal, who was the closest aide and friend of St. John Paul II, came to Toruń from Cracow. »

FAITHFULNESS TO THE SPIRIT OF THE TRUTH, NOT A RUSH FOR THE SPIRIT OF TIME

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with archbishop Stanisław Gądecki – the Chair of the polish Episcopal Conference

MOTHER OF CHURCH

ANNA RASTAWICKA

On 21 November 1964 Pope Paul VI said words in his solemn announcing Mary the Mother of Church. He did it at the end of the III session of the Second Vatican Council. The main topic of that Vatican council was, as Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński said, studying the essence of the Church and its mission in the contemporary world. »

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TAKE CARE OF INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND THE YOUTH

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

In Central-Eastern Europe, including Poland, catholic education was liquidated after the Second World War for ideological-political reasons – only 9 Catholic schools in Poland survived the liquidation. »

CLEANSING FROM CHRISTIANS

ŁUKASZ JAKSIK

- Christians in Syria must choose between two bitter chalices: die or go away -said Samir Nassar, Maronite archbishop of Damascus. - After the Eucharist our Catholics say farewell with tears in their eyes outside a church because they do not know whether one day they will be able to meet again »

FROM THE JERONIMOS TO THE CARMELITES

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

The monastery of the Jeronimos in Lizbon, situated near the outfall of Tag to the Atlantic, is known as a beautiful monument of the Middle Age sacral architecture in Portugal. In the Gothic inside there are, among the others, tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camoes. »

CORRESPONDENCE FROM FRANCE

AFTER A PRAYER CANCER DISAPPEARED

ROBERT WIT WYROSTKIEWICZ, Thiais , France

– I am only a little man. I recovered, and I was dying. Now I can only wait for fruits of the work of canonization tribunal members – said Francois Audelan. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl