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Office Editorial of Sunday

MASTER ADAM

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

He is the author of over 130 photography albums, books, posters and calendars. He belongs to the Union of Polish Artists Photographers. He is a member of Royal Photographic Society in London. Due to his photographs he has achieved a lot of awards, both in Poland and all over the world »

UNFINISHED HOLY MASSES IN WOŁYŃ

BOGDAN KĘDZIORA

On the bloody Sunday, that is, 11 July 1943, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army attacked 99 towns in Wołyń, in order to do slaughter on believers and priests who gathered in churches for religious services »

WESTERPLATTE – REACTIVATION

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

When a few weeks ago the place of the battle in September 1939 was visited by the vice-prime-minister Piotr Gliński, his conclusions were brief. Westerplatte – a symbol important for Poland and every Pole – should be well-commemorated but it is not. »

GUARDS OF THE HEART OF JESUS

FR. JÓZEF GAWEŁ, PRIEST OF THE SACRED HEART

What is the Honor Guard of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and what are its aims? You could reply briefly with the words of St. Francis de Sales. "I would like the crown of thorns around the Heart of Jesus to be replaced by a crown composed of the hearts of all people." »

BURKHA, CROSS AND DEATH

FR. ANDRZEJ PAŚ

Nawal lives in Saudi Arabia. Every day she covers her face like every Muslim woman. However, this custom is not motivated with religious reasons. She needs this shawl for her safety, for her own world which is her great mystery – even from her own husband »

MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING

JOLANTA MARSZAŁEK

It is a few months in the parish of the Holy Spirit in Nowy Sącz where there are relics of St. Szarbel from Lebanon. And miracles are happening. People have been experiencing lots of graces for years, including healings. One of healed people is Barbara Koral – a wife of Józef, a potentate in production of ice-cream and mother of three children. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer, after which there is no sign. On 17 May 2019 she shared her testimony publicly »

PRICE OF BREXIT

WITOLD DUDZIŃSKI

The first prey of brexit is the prime minister Theresa May. But also the conservatives and the Labour party activists, who have shared their power in Great Britain, may also fall a prey to it »

FOLLOWING JOHN PAUL II

Iwona Flisikowska talks with Marcin Pospieszalski

I remember that day very well as at that moment I was returning from a dormitory in Katowice, where I was attending a Music Secondary School. Everyone were celebrating the fact that cardinal Wojtyła had been elected pope. »

WHO WILL STAND UP FOR CARDINAL DZIWISZ?

FR. PAWEŁ ROZPIĄTKOWSKI

In the beginning I will let myself for a personal confession. I must admit that it was not easy to go out to the altar on the last Sunday of May, begin the Holy Mass and read out the word of Polish priests after the Gospel »

HOLINESS OF JOHN PAUL II WAS GREAT

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A statement of Francis is very important as there are more and more accusations against St. John Paul II of concealing culprits of the crime of pedophilia. »

PRIEST ACQUITTED, MEDIA KEEPING SILENT

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

This accusation was put out by Doris Wagner-Reisinger saying that she had been abused sexually in 2009 in Rome during her confession. For media it was a very ‘attractive’ message as it was about a priest who was brought to Vatican by cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. »

FACE TO FACE WITH KIDNAPPERS

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

In the beginning of the 2000s in Iraq there was nearly a million Christians, today there are only 350 thousand of them. Being expelled by the war which has been there since 2003 and hatred of the muslims persecuting non-believers – they are wandering and waiting for a possibility of return to the places where they were born »

HIS PRIESTHOOD IS A SIGN FOR CHURCH

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Fr. Michał Łos FDP received priestly ordination as deacon and presbyter during one liturgy in a room of an oncology ward. He did not have to lie in the form of the cross during the ceremony – his cross is a hospital bed »

LORD’S SEPULCHER

Fr. Jerzy Banak talks with Fr. Prof. Stanisław Narcyz Klimas OFM about the most important place of our faith

CRIME AND HOPE

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In a pedophilia scandal which broke out around Church in Poland, one should distinguish two issues. The first one is a media and social campaign undoubtedly aimed against Catholicism. »

EUROPE AND CULTURE

Krystyna Czuba

In the contemporary philosophical culture the truth does not exist. There is an opinion: ‘everyone has their own truth’. Whereas the truth is one although roads to it are different. The so-called making religious life private is becoming popular. Practically it is an attempt to close up believers in a ghetto. Religion is being removed from schools and social life. »

POLISH SOLIDARITY

I do not mean enforcing happiness in people but sensible bringing humanitarian help connected with developmental help – a minister for humanitarian help Beata Kempa says in an interview conducted by Magdalena Kowalewska »

GLOBAL OCTOPUS

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with an Italian vice-procurator for a fight with mafia and terrorism – Giovanni Russo

AS IF GOD DID NOT EXIST

What influence may political election have on the presence of Christianity in the European Union? Before the election to the euro-parliament Fr. Jarosław Grabowski interviews a political scientist Ph.D. hab. Michał Gierycz »

MY AUNTIE SAINT MOTHER THERESA

Krzysztof Tadej, a journalist for the TVP talks with Alojz Gombar - a cousin of Mother Theresa

IN THE HANDS OF KIDNAPPERS

Radosław Malinowski interviews Fr. Jean de Dieu Bukuru

MYSTERY OF THE CROWN OF THORNS

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

A hero of Church in France is a chaplain of the Paris fire brigade 50-year-old Fr. Jean-Marc Fournier. When on 15 April 2019 the cathedral Notre Dame was on fire, the brave priest took the Blessed Sacrament out of fire. »

A FEW STEPS TO THE ALTAR

JULIAN KOSTRZEWA

There has not been such an event like that in the history of Sri Lanka during the time of peace. At one moment there was an explosion in eight places, including churches and hotels »

FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. MOTHER THERESA OF CALCUTTA

Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia are countries to which Francis is going – the papal pilgrimage is going to take place on 5-7 May 2019. »

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