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...

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

TOPICALITY OF FATIMA

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In May I and a photographer Janusz Rosikon published a richly illustrated book entitled: ‘Fatima Mysteries. »

VICTOR ORBAN AS A DEFENDER OF FAITH

JERZY ROBERT NOWAK

In Poland we hardly know anything about the role of Victor Orban for the sake of renewal of Europe in the Christian spirit. Whereas there is no politician in Europe today who could be on the same level as Victor Orban in this sphere. »

‘SMOLEŃSK’ IS A FILM OF MY LIFE

Artur Stelmasiak talks with Antoni Krauze, a director and a screenwriter »

A PRIEST WITHOUT HOME

He spent 13 years, 5 months and 10 days in Soviet camps and prisons. He spoke about God and did good. He lived very humbly, and did not have his own home. It was Fr. Władysław Bukowiński who will be beatified on 11 September in Karaganda in Kazakhstan. Below we publish an interview with Anna Krantowska, a witness of the newly blessed. »

FRIENDS OF OPENNESS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

There are a lot of comments on documents stolen by hackers and defined as Panama papers. Some of them concern activity of George Soros. »

THEY HAD EYES OF THE SAME COLOUR

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

I will begin with a report on a fashion show in Rome, whose income was intended for charity purpose. On a catwalk there appeared models in various outfits. At one moment, the gathered got shocked. A surprised announcer first got speechless and then he said: ‘So far we have seen beautiful girls, now we see a really beautiful woman’. »

ITALY, THE COUNTRY ‘DOOMED’ TO EARTHQUAKES

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

At night on 24 August at 3.36 in Italy there was earthquake which comprised provinces of Ascoli Piceno and Rieti. The strongest earthquake was 6.0 in Richter’s scale, and the epicenter of the earthquake was on the depth of 4 km, that is, very shallow, which brought consequences on the ground of the earth – casualties in people and material losses – were serious. »

THE MAN OF GOD

LIDIA DUDKIEWICZ TALKS WITH THE FILM-MAKER KRZYSZTOF TADEJ

In a short time we will be able to see a film ‘The man of God’ – about Fr. Władysław Bukowiński from Kazakhstan, who was imprisoned in Soviet camps because of his priestly fervent life. His beatification will take place on 11 September 2016 in Karaganda. »

JASNA GÓRA IS A GOOD DIRECTION

KS. MARIUSZ FRUKACZ

Under the motto ‘Baptism as the gate of mercy’, on 24 August the 91st Pilgrimage from Łódź arrived at Jasna Góra on foot. This year’s pilgrimage, is the time of gratitude for the World Youth Days in Poland and the gift of Baptism of Poland. »

IN DEFENCE OF THE HISTORICAL TRUTH AND THE GOOD NAME OF POLAND

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

At once I discover the essence of the issue: we should be proud of the Polish history and the fact that we are Poles. And our urgent task is unmask historical falsifiers and inscribe real facts concerning the Polish nation in historical books. »

MY AUNTIE IS IN HEAVEN…

An interview with the niece of Mother Theresa from Calcutta »

AN INTERRUPTED HOLIDAY

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The chancellor of Germany was forced to interrupt her Holiday. After the series of assassinations initiated mostly by immigrants, another wave of criticism fell on her. Polls of popularity of Angela Merkel dropped again. German media are following the situation and show this drop. »

THEY TRY TO CONVINCE US OF OUR FAULT…

Agnieszka Konik-Korn talks with Dariusz Walusiak, a historian, publicist and a film director.

„Why did I write this book? It is simple. Because I appreciate the truth and I want my children, living in an independent country, to be proud of the Polish history and the fact that they are Poles“. These are the words of the author of a recently published book entitled ‚The guilty. Holocaust and falsifying history‘. »

DOORS TOO WIDE-OPENED?

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

Recently, maybe in relation to holidays, media somehow make us indifferent to the issues of refugees. However, a new wave of immigrants is arriving. An investigation journalist Witold Gadowski, who has recently returned from the south of Italy, shares his views, among the others, from a shipyard in Calabra. »

YEARS ARE PASSING, GREAT GOD’S WORKS REMAIN

ELŻBIETA KRAWCZYK

On the 25th anniversary of the 6th World Youth Days in Częstochowa, on 14 and 15 August this year at Jasna Góra, there was a vigil prayer in the evening and at night, which was a reminder of the great day of the youth with John Paul II a quarter century before. There were also thanks for the 31st World Youth Days in 2016 in Cracow. The Holy Mass celebrated on 15 August at Jasna Góra had the thanksgiving character , too. It was presided over by archbishop Wacław Depo, the metropolitan of Częstochowa. »

PILGRIMAGES TO JASNA GÓRA IN NUMBERS – TO 14 AUGUST 2016 IN TOTAL

PRESS OFFICE OF JASNA GÓRA

This year, in the season of pilgrimages, from 10 April to 14 August, at Jasna Góra there were: 133 pilgrimages on foot. »

IN THE HOMELAND OF JOHN PAUL II

JOLANTA KOBOJEK

In the beginning of August, Jasna Góra became a place of pilgrimages of s. Marie Simon-Pierre Normand, whom the whole world got to know in relation to her healing through the intercession of John Paul II. She was accompanied by her mother Maria Thomas Fabre, the superior the general of the convent of Little Sisters of Catholic Motherhood. »

AN ALIVE CROWN OF MARY

FR. TOMASZ TLAŁKA

Another successor of St. Peter – pope Francis, points to Mary from Jasna Góra and Her closeness to us. Under Her eye-look one can understand the spiritual sense of pilgrimages of this nation whose history is inseparably connected with Christ’s Cross. »

IN DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE

ANNA WYSZYŃSKA

One of participants of the World Youth Days in Poland was Mary Wagner – a pro-life activist from Canada, who has been sentenced to imprisonment a few times for her activity. »

A SPOKESMAN OF MERCY

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

‘My family, my children!’ – this desperate cry of Franciszek Gajowniczek, sentenced to starving to death by a German bandit in the Auschwitz camp, was thumping in the ears and heart of Fr. Maksymilian Kolbe. »

WE ARE TOGETHER

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Today are nation is united by the Catholic religion. Everyone should realize the fact that who attacks it, breaks the unity. »

AND THIS IS JUST POLAND

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

One can say that Poland Has Got a reason to be glad, in spite of our various enemies, both the native and foreign ones. John Paul II would say ‘Poland, my Homeland, be glad’. »

THE YOUNG WILL CHANGE THIS WORLD

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

During the Holy Mass in Brzegi, connected with sending young people to the world, as witnesses of faith, pope Francis and all priests were wearing chasubles, designed by Maciek Cieśla, one of the main graphics for the World Youth Days. The artist died on 2 July this year, as a result of his cancer illness which appeared suddenly and quickly caused his death. »

FRANCIS ENCHANTED WITH OUR LADY OF CZĘSTOCHOWA

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY

I fell over in Częstochowa because I had my eyes fixed at Our Lady and I had known about kindness of Poles since my childhood – said the Holy Father during a talk with journalists on his way back from Cracow to Rome »

SILENCE LIKE A CRY

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

That day was completely different than the previous one. The atmosphere on Thursday was sulky: the sky was cloudy, it rained heavily from time to time, but the spirit among the youth was lively which was also accompanying the Holy Father. Whereas on Friday before midday the weather was beautiful, which contrasted with the gloomy landscape of Auschwitz - Birkenau camps. »

YOU MUST SHARE YOUR GIFT

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

Outside Poland, over 20 million Poles live, including a few dozen million children and the youth. This July 300 young people arrived at Poland for the First World Congress of the Polish Youth in Warsaw. Among organizers of the congress there were, among the others, the Polish Episcopal Conference and the Catholic Youth Association. »

ASSASSINATIONS, ASSASSINATIONS…

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

We have harrdly recovered from the assassinations in Brussels, when every several days we are informed about the new ones. After the bestial overrunning tens of innocent people in Nicea by a driver – jihad of an enormous truck, it turns out that the gloomy terroristic series of assassinations is still going on. »

PAPAL RUMPUS IN POLAND

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

The first initiator of the rumpus in Poland in July 2016 was St. John Paul II. After all, the youth is his discovery. The Polish Pope noticed and showed the beauty of young people, to the whole world, as well as their spiritual strength needed to set off to conquer the world for God. »

FRANCIS AND SPACE

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

I think everyone sees that pope Francis lives with events which are taking place in the Word. He analyzes them and expresses his valuable comment. We were witnesses of great worldly prayers initiated by Francis, which have been listened to by God. »

THE WORK OF JOHN PAUL II IS ALIVE

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

When I am writing this text, young Christians from all over the world are arriving at Poland, streets are becoming more colourful, joyful and there are more and more smiles, friendliness from both sides – hosts and guests. I was a witness of greeting the young in the historical Warsaw church in Leszno. »

BARROSO REACTIVATION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It may turn out that the former chief of the European Commission, will be the first to earn on Brexit. »

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