Catholic Church in the world

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De-Christianization of Christmas

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Christmas without Christmas? Yes, it is possible. The City Council of Oxford voted for it. From this year Christmas becomes Winter Light Festival. »

Report on Christians’ persecutions

Tomasz Musial

The 20th century rightly deserved its name: a century of ‘Christian martyrs.’ It seems that the 21st century can also be marked by the blood of Christ’s followers. »

Will Europe hear the cry of Indian Christians?

Marek Jurek

The news about persecutions of Christians in India is still alarming. Christ’s believers are murdered and their places of worship are being profaned and destroyed. »

The Catholic Action – caring for the kingdom of truth and life

Bishop Mariusz Leszczynski

The Feast of Christ the King of the Universe, the annual holiday of the Catholic Action, always makes its members reflect deeply on their mission in the Church and the world. »

Christianity at the foot of a new Babel

Marek Jurek

In ‘Evangelium vitae’ John Paul II placed such astonishing words that most commentators have ignored them so far. »

From missionary trails

Fr Marek Woldan, a priest from the Diocese of Czestochowa, who currently works in Papua, writes about his missionary life.

Today I continue my missionary story, which I began last week. Returning to Kupara I already took part in the so-called patrol, a journey to one of my missionary stations. »

Martyrs of the third millennium

Christianofobia in India

Tomasz Musial

Christians are still killed in India. The religious persecutions of Christians that the Hindu fundamentalists began in Orissa, in the north of India, has moved to other Indian states. »

From missionary trails

Fr Marek Woldan

I reached Mendi after almost a 24- hour flight and a three-day journey. This is the central city of one of the Papuan dioceses with which my priestly life will be connected for several years. »

We help children from Georgia

Artur Stelmasiak

In their short lives they have already experienced war. They know what despair and suffering are. The sick children from Georgia. The war deprived them of everything. The world is waiting for their smiles and the children are waiting for our help. »

Father Pio, controversial during his lifetime and after his death

Pawel Teperski, OFM Cap

Saints are tough nuts to crack for their contemporaries. A saint is always a direction given by Lord God to a given generation, showing that there is God and that there is eternal life. »

The Church in France

Fr Martin de La Ronciere

The present situation of the Church in France can be compared to the condition of a patient being convalescing after a serious disease. The serious disease of the French Church goes back to the 1960s and 1970s. »

The gift that is still rejected

Henryk Kuczaj

Unfortunately, the encyclical ‘Humanae vitae’ still evokes controversies. Few people fully realize that the document, which originated four decades ago, becomes more and more valid today when we witness the negative effects of its rejection. »

Saint Paul the Apostle – giant of faith

Lidia Dudkiewicz

On 29 June 2008, during the solemn Vespers in the Roman Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, at the tomb of the Apostle to the Nations, Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year of St Paul. »

‘You will receive power...’

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

‘You received the spirit of sons’ (Romans 8:15) was the motto of the memorable Sixth World Youth Day, which was held in Poland, in Czestochowa on 14-15 August 1991, with the participation of John Paul II. »

Following in the footsteps of St Paul the Apostle

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Bishop Luigi Padovese, the Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia and the President of the Turkish Bishops’ Conference.

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