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The Archdiocese of Czestochowa has published the Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela' since 1926. At first the circulation of 'Niedziela' was small and distributed only in the diocese till the year 1939. During World War II the weekly was not published. In 1945, after the war it was distributed all over Poland but appeared till 1953 because the communist authorities suspended its publication. The break lasted till 1981. During the period of Solidarity the bishop of Czestochowa succeeded in re-establishing 'Niedziela'. Since then it has been published as the biggest Catholic weekly in Poland and Central-Eastern Europe. 'Niedziela' is read in Poland, Europe and America - practically on every continent. It has an electronic version and read in 111 countries worldwide. For several months the Russian edition, as a summary of our articles, has been published once a month. more...

Office Editorial of Sunday

HOLY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

My acquaintances have just returned from Cuba. Impressions of a beautiful adventure and those views were dimmed by the unattractive reality. Although they stayed in a four-and five-star hotels, it turned out that in bathrooms there was no toilet paper. What is more, it was not available even in the reception desk. »

BRUSSELS - THE CAPITAL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR EURABIA…

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

The capital of Belgium is, in fact, considered as the capital of united Europe – this is the place where there are the most important EU offices, such as, among the others, the European Parliament, and also the main headquarter of NATO. However, not everybody is aware that this ‘heart’ of EU is getting more and more muslim »

TO RESCUE EUROPE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

It is high time we said directly that Europe has been on the edge of an abyss and it has also cut its own roots. The European Union has been in a serious crisis, than ever before. It is seen not only by euro-skeptics but also by euro-enthusiasts. »

THE POLISH SEYM COMMEMORATED FR. BLACHNICKI

THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

The Polish Seym accepted an act with the number of 430 votes, expressing a tribute to Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki, ‘a great patriot, soldier, priest and a social activist’, and it appreciated ‘his contribution in the moral development of a lot of generations’. »

THE EUROPEAN UNION ON THE FUNDAMENT OR ON THE SAND

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks with prof. Ryszard Legutka, an MP for the European Parliament, about the political governing system in the European Union, a crusade against Poland and playing with commandments of Decalogue »

EUROPE IS GETTING ARMOURED

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

If expenditures for the army are increased within NATO, there may be shortage of money to build a separate EU army »

EU TOILET CISTERN AND SWINGS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘We managed to regain people’s trust. People do not want us to define toilet cistern or the height of swings’ – these are the words of the chief of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker said during a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels. »

FATIMA – A RESCUE FOR THE WORLD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

A hundred years ago Mary appeared to the three little Portugese shepherds in order to show them a road of rescue from a disaster for the world. »

WAVE OF HATRED

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ, THE HONOURABLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF ‘NIEDZIELA’

We hear the words on media more and more frequently: jihad, the jihads. They were not very popular in Poland a few year ago. However, the Islamic movement, being dormant so far, has woken up, which resulted in murdering the Christians. As possible as it is, so that in the XXI century there would appear whole formations of people who are involved in killing the others? »

SAINT PEOPLE LIVE AMONG US

MARIA FORTUNA-SUDOR

Through your death you became for a lot of young people all over the world a confidante of their matters to Jesus Christ. Your engagement and missionary spirituality led You to the place of martyrdom death where you wanted to proclaim about Christ and testify His love to the man. You followed the voice of the Master of Nazareth courageously. Your death is not a loss! »

SHE WAS TEACHING HOW TO LOOK AT THE OTHER COAST OF LIFE

THE CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

On 18 February 2017 in Trzebinia and on 19 February in Libiąż there was a funeral of the late Helena Kmieć, a volunteer murdered in Bolivia on 24 January 2017. The Holy Mass in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Trzebinia, in the intention of the tragically deceased missionary was presided over by bishop Jan Zając, kin of Helena. »

WE SHOULD NOT LET OTHERS CORNER US

WITOLD GADOWSKI

People who do not care about the Church at all, and perceive its teaching as a burden, are very willing to quote pope Francis speaking about the necessity of showing mercy to refugees from the Near East. »

NATION-WIDE THAT IS NATIONAL

JAN ŻARYN

In the shadow of conflicts and tensions concerning the National Remembrance Institute, and mainly a group of prof. Krzysztof Szwagrzyk, during identification of debris of our national heroes preparations are taking place for the feast of 1 March – the National Remembrance Day of Outcast Soldiers. »

HEROIC POLES WERE SAVING THE JEWS

FR. MAREK ŁUCZAK

Helping the Jews in Poland occupied by the Germans was liable to death penalty. Despite the spectrum of woes to which one could expose oneself and his family, a lot of Poles decided for heroism »

ABORTION COUNTER-REVOLUTION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

One of the first decisions of the new president of the USA Donald Trump was to withdraw financing from the state means of organizations promoting abortion abroad. By doing it, he put a cat among the pigeons. »

ENTERING THE NIGHT FOR HELP AND POWER

S. KATARZYNA MURAWSKA FMM

Forced to beg, working in slavery conditions, sexually abused, sold to the army and for matrimonial purposes, deprived of body organs – they belong to 27 million women, men and children on whose behalf ‘God asks: where is my slave brother and sister? We cannot pretend that we know nothing (…). »

BERLIN NEEDS WARSAW

ARTUR STELMASIAK

The visit of Angela Merkel in Warsaw was not easy for her. The times when Warsaw was applauding every suggestion of Berlin has ended »

IN DIVERSITY TO GOD

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

Everybody has got their own style, their music taste. Everybody has also got their own history. Artists – musicians, vocalists, composers. They were inspired by Decalogue, teaching of St. John Paul II and life with Christ. The effect – 10 commandments, 12 songs »

GOD LIVES IN CONSCIENCE

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

I was very moved to receive a reward of the Association of Polish Journalists 2016. The Association had undertaken a task of connecting the Polish group of journalists, as it has a lot of influence on the social life and the way of thinking among Poles. It was presented well and appreciated during a ceremony of awarding rewards of the Association of Polish Journalists. »

ROOTS OF EUROPE

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

I witnessed an unusual ceremony of granting the title of the Honoured Canon of the Basilica of St. John on Lateran to the president of France Nicolas Sarkozy. The ceremony was held on 20 December 2007. »

FRANCE AND LAIC JIHAD

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with cardinal Paul Poupard about fighting secularism in France »

ALLIES FOR WHOM WE WERE WAITING

KAMIL KRASOWSKI

On 30 January this year, on the training ground Karlika, Polish-American military trainings were inaugurated. Sub-divisions from 11th Division of Armored Cavalry and 3rd Armored Brigade of Military Group from 4th Infantry Division, which had arrived in Poland from Fort Carson in Colorado State, participated in it. »

AIMLESS UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

All EU aims are failing one by one, and the most important event may turn out to be the exit of the Great Britain from the Union. »

THE FUTURE OF TUSK

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

During an informal summit meeting of the European Council on Malta, Donald Tusk announced that he would apply for remaining on the post of the chairperson of this organ for the second cadency. It was not surprising to me. »

CARDINAL STANISŁAW DZIWISZ A KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF THE WHITE EAGLE

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

The supreme national distinction – the Order of the White Order was awarded to cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz. Awarding the Order of the White Eagle took place on 28 January this year in the chapter house of the Wawel cathedral, directly after the ceremony of the ingress of archbishop Marek Jędraszewski. »

NEW MISSION OF HELENA

SYLWIA NIEDZIESKA

She loved God, people, life. She helped everybody who needed support. She was murdered in Bolivia where she served as a missionary volunteer in an orphanage for children. Helena Kmieć was only 25 »

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