Dear Readers of 'Niedziela',

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...

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OUR NATIONAL DNA

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

Important things took place in Poland: on 3 May 2016 at Jasna Góra, where Polish bishops entrusted the Nation to Our Lady anew and on 8 May 2016 on Skałka in Cracow, to where saints of Cracow altars in their relics got in a procession from Wawel, and whose fates history of Poland is written with. »

CHURCH IN NUMBERS AFTER 1050 YEARS

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ANDRIANIK, A SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

‘Poles did not only accept Christianity, but they also created and create it’ – wrote Polish bishops in a message after the last plenary meeting. It is seen in various areas of religious and social life. »

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN POZNAŃ AS A FUNDAMENT FOR GENERATIONS

ELŻBIETA KRAWCZYK

The beginning of the Polish statehood and its significance for today were emphasized both by priests and politicians. »

‘SMOLEŃSK’ BY KRAUZE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT

When on another, the sixth anniversary of the Smoleńsk tragedy, we were standing with our friends on Krakowskie Przedmieście in Warsaw, as usually, one of the issue of our talks was the film ‘Smoleńsk’ by Antoni Krauze. One could feel more concerns. The image was about to come out onto screens, but it will not – as the premiere was canceled the last minute. »

IN THE CRADLE OF OUR LIFE FOR EVER

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF NIEDZIELA

In the year 966 Chirst entered our history in order to stay in it for ever. Great thanksgiving for the 1050th anniversary of Poland Baptism took place between Ostrów Lednicki, Gniezno and Poznań – where the cradle of Poland is. The call of the jubilee celebration: ‘Where Baptism, hope is there’ is not being brought into the future. »

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S SESSION ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF THE 1050TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAPTISM OF POLAND

ANDRZEJ DUDA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND

The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is for the decision taken by our first historical ruler had predetermined the whole future to come for our country. »

A BULLET IN THE FENCE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

After the terroristic assassinations in Paris, the European Commission decided to make provisions concerning fire weapon stricter. In fact this policy leads to a serious restriction of selling personal, hunting and sport weapon. The project raises great controversies and emotions. »

EUROPE, THAT IS, WHAT?

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

We can often hear a statement that we, Europeans, live in the western civilization. However, what is this West? »

ASKING PEOPLE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Feeling deceived, the German society begins to turn away from the biggest traditional political formations »

GATE OF POZNAŃ – DISCOVERING HERITAGE

MAŁGORZATA SZEWCZYK

A gate of Poznań is connecting historical knowledge, multimedia Technologies and modern narration, and everything is closed in a Simple modernistic building, situated directly at a river. It is a story about the beginnings of the Polish country, people and events which were permanently inscribed in the history of Poland »

FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

It was a freezing cold, although sunny morning. 30 January 2012 the copy of the Icon of Our Lady of Częstochowa was leaving the monastery at Jasna Góra, in order to set off to the East on a further pilgrimage. »

ST. GIANNO, SAVE POLISH FAMILY

KRYSTYNA ZAJĄC

On 24 March 2016 it has been 10 years since in the chapel of the Polish Seym relics of a saint wife, mother and a doctor Giann Beretta Molla were brought »

TURKS IN EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Over 3 million of Turkish diaspora live in Germany, who do not integrate with the German society to a large extent »

WARSAW DEFENDS LIFE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

A few thousand people marched along the streets of Warsaw in the XI March of Life Holiness. The pro-life march was preceded by the Holy Masses in both cathedrals of the capital city. We do not defend life because the Gospel tells us it; not even because the fifth commandment tells us to. »

THEY ATTACKED US

WOJCIECH DUDKIEWICZ

Less people were killed in terroristic assassinations in Brussels than in Paris recently, but results may paradoxically bigger »

EVERY EVENING I CAN SEE HIS FIGURE

ALEKSANDRA ZAPOTOCZNA TALKS WITH CARDINAL JÓZEF TOMKO

Aleksandra Zapotoczna talks with cardinal Józef Tomko »

GIVE THE WORLD THE TASTE OF DIVINE MERCIFULNESS

Tomasz Strużanowski talks with the mother Petra Kowalczyk – the general superior of the Convent of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercifulness and the vice-chairperson of Conferences of Major Superiors of Female Religious Congregations »

A TRAGEDY OF THE CHRISTIANS AND WORLD KEEPING SILENT

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

-We treated the work on the film and photos as a good retreat. We were not afraid but not because we are very brave, but because we set off for this journey with pure hearts, having asked God for help – says Witold Gadowski »

IN DEFENCE OF ILLEGAL BUSINESSES

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 13 April 2016 the European Parliament accepted a resolution about a situation in Poland, stating among the others that the ‘current paralyse of the Constitutional Tribunal endangers democracy, human rights and rule of law’. »

ABANDONED GOD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

Recently cardinal Robert Sarah, a prefect for Congregation for Divine Cult and Sacraments Discipline has been in Poland; once he was a close cooperator of St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and at present – pope Francis. Readers of ‘Niedziela’ have already had an occasion to hear his opinions concerning the sense of human life and philosophy of the world existence. »

CHANGE IN POLISH TELEVISION IS ONLY THE FRIST STEP

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

Socialistic press is much more boring and false than socialism – deceased Stefan Kisielewski used to say with irritation. Today we can say that media of the Third Polish Republic are much more hypocritical and brutal than all pathologies of our country which was governed by communists and their children who changed into its owners. »

DA VINCI ROBOT

PATRYCJA JENCZMIONKA-BŁĘDOWSKA

The capital of Lower Silesia hosted surgeons famous in the world, from a few countries of Europe and the USA. On 4-5 March 2016 in Wrocław there was the Second International Congress of the Polish Association of Robotic Surgery and the First Polish-Italian Symposium of Robotic Surgery in Oncology »

LIFE IN THE UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Life at elderly age in the union is not safe. Hidden problems, including the ones connected with retirement, lead to more often procedures of the so-called enriching elderly age with dignity, that is, introducing euthanasia »

TIME TO RETURN

JUSTYNA ZBROJA

It was the first time I had cried during a debate in the Seym. When the MPs of the Law and Justice party, soon after enacting the bill by the Seym, in relation to introducing the program ‘Family 500+’, were chanting: ‘Fa-mi-ly, fa-mi-ly!’. Now I know that the best place for Poles to live is Poland and it is not all only about money. »

FREEDOM WHICH ENSLAVES

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

How often we meet people who waste their talents, health, life of their whole families. We, ordinary observers, often find it difficult to understand why a man aware of everything, a graduate of a university, physically fit, loses his family, work and gets degraded through his life choices, behavior. »

LIFE HAS GOT A CHANCE TO LIVE

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

A silent cry of every baby beginning its life under a mother’s heart may be heard in Poland soon. In the present years, when we are celebrating the 1050th anniversary of Poland baptism and the 60th anniversary of making Jasna Góra Vows of the Nation, there appears hope in Poland about changing law and complete prohibiting abortion. »

TERROR IN BRUSSELS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Terrorists’ purpose is Europe’ – said the president of France Francois Hollande a few hours after terrorist assassinations in Brussels. Before that other government chiefs had expressed their opinions, among the others, prime ministers of Belgium and Poland. »

IT WAS NOT A SILENT CRY

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ, THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF 'NIEDZIELA'

A baby was dying for over an hour in torments after ineffective abortion. No attempt was made to save the life of the 6-month-old early born baby. It was happening in a Specialist Hospital named the Holy Family in Warsaw, who employees anonymously informed the SOS Foundation of Conceived Life Protection about this terrible fact. – We will not forget this cry for the whole life – they said. »

HOW TO GIVE LIFE A CHANCE ?

FR. PAWEŁ RYTEL-ADRIANIK, A SPOKESMAN OF THE POLISH EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

We got used to the fact that the fifth commandment of the Decalogue sounds: ‘Do not kill!’. The original writing of this commandment, which in Hebrew sounds: ‘Lo tircach’, can be also translated as : ‘Do not murder!’ (Exodus 20.13). However, it is not sufficient to transform this commandment into legal norms, but into life. »

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