On the ways of faith

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Beatification inspirations

Archbishop Jozef Michalik

The special ceremony held during the September visit of Benedict XVI to Great Britain, i.e. the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, was inscribed into the press news about the various expressions of an alleged crisis in the Church. »

Call from Fatima

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Rev. Dr. Krzysztof Czapla, Director of the Fatima Secretariat in Zakopane-Krzeptowki.

John Paul II said, ‘Today more than whenever mankind stands at the crossroads.’ In various collective or individual decisions it is important to choose the right way leading to the most important aim, which is the Father’s House. »

STAT CRUX DUM VOLVITUR ORBIS!

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

‘The cross is steady while the world is turning’, was the translation of this thought of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in front of the Jasna Gora monastery. »

No one has greater love

Sr. Maria Teresa Gorska, CSFN

Ten years ago, on 5 March 2000, the Holy Father John Paul II beatified 11 Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Martyrs from Nowogrodek: Sr. Maria Stella and her 10 Companions, in Rome. »

False peacefulness

Fr Krzysztof Pawlina

Contemporary man wants to live without conflicts. Some environments repeat the phrase, ‘You are not OK, I’m not OK, but that’s OK.’ »

Lednica gift of women

Piotr Drzewiecki

Over 80,000 young people from all over Poland and foreign guests participated in the 14th National Youth Meeting at Lednica Fields on 5 June. The motto was ‘Woman as Gift and Mystery.’ »

Overcome evil with good

Milena Kindziuk, Andrzej Tarwid

‘He was a persevering and tireless witness of Christ: he overcame evil with good and he shed his blood for that’ – people gathered in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw rejoiced hearing these words of Pope Benedict XVI. »

Polish example for priests

Fr Miroslaw Kawczynski

He did not draw thousands of believers to himself but to Christ. He managed to form their characters in the spirit of the Gospel. He prayed for their freedom and respect for human rights – perhaps this was the secret of the priestly ministry of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko. »

Fearless defender of truth

Fr Henryk Misztal

In his telegram to Primate Cardinal Jozef Glemp on the 10th anniversary of the martyr’s death of Fr Jerzy Popieluszko (19 October 1994) the Venerable Servant of God John Paul II stressed the most important message of the expected beatification. »

The cross of victory

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Stanislaw Trafalski from the village of Stefkowa in the Bieszczady Mountains offered this cross to his wife after she was wheelchair ridden (she fell down from the window). »

Beatification and canonisation

Fr Henryk Misztal

Recently there have been many articles and programmes about beatification and canonisation, especially referring to our great countrymen. But we do not always know the difference between them. »

The good of the spouses as the purpose of marriage

Fr Wojciech Goralski

The reflection of Vatican Council II concerning marriage let the Council Fathers realise that apart from the procreational-educational dimension (procreation and education of offspring) marriage has also a personalistic dimension, serving the spouses themselves. »

Short history of the cross

Fr Antoni Tatara

The cross appeared in ancient times. We encounter it in various cultures that were never related. In ancient Near East the cross was a sign of happiness. Then it was a sign of the biggest humiliation and disgrace. »

The Cult of Saints

Fr Henryk Misztal

The Year 2010 will probably bring the expected beatifications. One can ask about the motive of our awaiting for these beatifications and the reason for the cult of saints in the Church. »

Vocation: Christian educator

Fr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Br Wojciech Golonka, the Provincial of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

The white rabat (collar) symbolises the open book of the Gospel… I entered the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in July 1982, so 27 years ago. »

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