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Against heresies, including the contemporary heresies

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

On 28 June we celebrate the feat of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr. This saint helps us understand theology, Christ and man better just as he helped his contemporaries. Saint Irenaeus is the patron saint of the only student center parish and the patron of the church that is being built there. »

I did not speak severely, only openly

Mateusz Wyrwich

The legendary bishop of Przemysl Ignacy Tokarczuk formed his character during the atmosphere of war, hunger, terror and provocation of two totalitarianisms. In spite of such experiences he was not afraid of telling the faithful that communism was a temporary system and the formation of the spirit should not be neglected. »

Monsignor from Suchedniow

Lidia Dudkiewicz talks to Senator Czeslaw Ryszka, author of the book about the priest ‘who did not bow before the communists’.

The Reverend Monsignor Jozef Wojcik has been a living legend. 35 years ago he ‘freed’ the copy of the Miraculous Picture of Our Lady, which the communists had arrested during the visitation programme in Polish parishes. The Polish People’s Republic sentenced him 18 times for his heroic behaviour, and he imprisoned nine times. »

Lednica is Jesus

Karolina Jadczyk talks to Fr Jan Gora, OP, initiator of the meetings in Lednica.

You have been connected with Lednica. This is your work. It seems that you give all your energy to this and what does Lednica give to you? »

Short history of the peregrination

Czeslaw Ryszka

'Since the whole nation cannot visit her Queen at Jasna Gora the Mother of God will visit all her children, where they live, i.e. in their parishes'- said Cardinal Wyszynski, Primate of Poland, before he made his decision concerning the peregrination of the Miraculous Picture of Our Lady. »

Do not destroy the past of altars!

Fr Kazimierz Bednarski

The example of the indomitable life of Fr Edward Sowula warns the young people not to treat the acts of the IPN as the only source of knowledge about people. 'Justice requires us to examine available sources - ask the people in question if they are alive, ask authentic, and not false, witnesses.' »

I belong to the JP2 generation

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Metropolitan of Warsaw Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz.

I also belong to the generation of John Paul II. Since all my life I was formed under the pontificate of John Paul II. I think that the young people who grew up during the last ten years of the suffering old Pope can also say that they are the JP2 generation providing they accept the teaching of Pope Wojtyla since this is the condition of belonging to this generation. »

John Paul II House in Lednica

Before the second anniversary of the death of the Holy Father John Paul II the Dominican Academic Centre at the Lednickie Lake will open John Paul II House. »

The Catholic voice in your home

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Tadeusz Rydzyk, CSsR, Director of Radio Maryja.

Radio Maryja has the biggest number of listeners among Poles in the country and abroad. It owes this popularity to the 15-year-old constant formation of its listeners, faithfulness to Christian values and Polish culture. Today Radio Maryja is a media concern of a clearly Catholic character. »

Ania, the most important thing is love, isn't it?

Katarzyna Woynarowska

One of the most beautiful statues of the Mother of God has had its home in Lesniow for 625 years. People call it 'Tenderly Smiling'. She is the Patroness of Families, those who are happy and those who have problems. Numerous miracles were described in the books of the sanctuary and lots of requests and thanksgiving were recorded. »

We do not want such judgements

Today a judgment was passed on Bishop Wielgus. But what kind of judgment was it, based on shreds of paper photocopied three times over? We do not want such judgments! »

Vetting of Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Reading the papers about the new Warsaw's Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus many people are shocked and the news makes them giddy. Some journalists state that undoubtedly Archbishop Wielgus was a collaborator of the communist intelligence services, and that he collaborated for many years. He has been most often attacked by relatively young people who have set their caps at Warsaw's prelate and want to destroy him, to humiliate him, and they robbed him of his good name long ago. »

5 January 2007 - Archbishop Wielgus's statement

+ Stanislaw Wielgus

Referring to the information in the media about my collaboration with the communist secret police, the SB, and the intelligence services of the Polish People's Republic I want to state the following. »

In the service to the Church

Anna Cichoblazinska

A documentary about the past and the present of the Catholic Weekly 'Niedziela' has been made on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the paper. »

Being a bishop is a service

Fr Adam Lach

Bishop Stanislaw Wielgus has been appointed as the new metropolitan archbishop of Warsaw. He is an outstanding philosopher and at the same time he is a humble man. For many years he was the rector of the Catholic University of Lublin and the bishop of Plock. »

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