Od 5 czerwca 2021 r. w diecezji legnickiej trwa proces beatyfikacyjny sługi Bożego Henryka II Pobożnego. Rozpoczęcie procesu nastąpiło w Legnickim Polu – miejscu szczególnym – w dawnym kościele pw. Świętej Trójcy i Najświętszej Maryi Panny, obecnie Muzeum Bitwy Legnickiej, a więc w tradycyjnie uznawanym miejscu odnalezienia zwłok księcia Henryka.Tego dnia po uroczystej Mszy św., odprawionej w bazylice kolegiackiej pw. św. Jadwigi Śląskiej w Legnickim Polu, biskup legnicki Zbigniew Kiernikowski zaprzysiągł osoby powołane do Trybunału oraz Komisji Historycznej.Dla wiernych diecezji legnickiej inauguracja procesu beatyfikacyjnego wyznacza czas rzeczywiście szczególny. Nie wiadomo, jak długo będzie trwał ten proces. Ale jedno jest pewne. W związku z jego kontynuowaniem diecezja będzie doświadczała wyjątkowej łaski Bożej. Być może będzie to „znak czasu”, czyli „mowa” Boga do wiernych diecezji, a może i wszystkich chrześcijan czy ludzi.Czas oczekiwania na wyniesie sługi Bożego Henryka na ołtarze oficjalnie się rozpoczął. Jakie będą owoce? Bóg sam odpowie. Na pewno w tym początkowym okresie wypada posługiwać się specjalnie przygotowaną modlitwą.
Życzmy sobie, aby nasze dociekania naukowe również odważnie wchodziły w życie i dzieło sługi Bożego Henryka II Pobożnego!
Ks. Paweł Andrejczuk
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRINCIPLE OF OBJECTIVITY IN A CRITICAL REFLECTION ON HISTORY. HISTORICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL DISCURSE IN A PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECT
: Scientific cultivation of history should always be based on the search for truth in order to properly present historical events. Therefore, the truth requires the most objective possible approach to what is to be the subject and space of scientific research. Critical re-flection on history as a way to eliminate falsehoods and untruths is an indispensable tool in the study of the history of mankind recorded in historical sources. This pursuit of science towards objectivity and truth is, in a way, what constitutes it.
Keywords: methodology of history, objectification, re-enactment, historical truth, critical reflection on history, philosophy of history, historical sources.
Ks. Przemysław Głuszek
ST. MAXIMILIAN MARIA KOLBE AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE MODERN CLERGY
: Our world needs the shepherds. But is the fact that he will not express this desire aloud, it is fact that people search for the meaning of existence and happiness. Thanks to the ministry of the presbyter, God’s people can understand that it is possible to live dif-ferently – it doesn’t mean worse. Jesus is the one who invites us to detach ourselves from what is purely earthly. It draws our attention to the meaning of sacrificing life in the form of service to other, lost members of the Church. The one who gives his life is the priest. The one who also needs constant conversion as well as discovering the priestly identity that has been bestowed on him. The model for contemporary priests, both diocesan and religious, is Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe. With his testimony of priestly life, he gives courage to stand for Christ, whom so many have already chosen in their lives. By prompting the rene-wal of priestly life, he reminds that one is a priest for life and takes responsibility also for others. Especially for those who have gone astray in faith.
Keywords: Maksymilian Kolbe, Franciscans, priestly identity, martyrdom, witness, offering.
Ks. Šimon Polívka
LEGAL PROTECTION OF THE SECRECY OF CONFESSION IN THE LEGISLATION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC AFTER 1990
: Czech legislation respects the secrecy of confession as the so-called the obliga-tion of silence recognized by the state, but does not respect it absolutely. In the event of definite delinquent acts, the confessor has an obligation to prevent such acts if he learns that someone is preparing to commit such an act or is currently committing it. State law completely ignores the obligation of keeping secrecy (secretum). It protects the right to privacy. It also applies to state-recognized keeping secret confidential. This means that the violation of the secrecy of confession is punished according to state regulations. The san-ction of imprisonment of up to three years is equal to the sanction for failing to do a well--defined criminal act. In this way, the confessor may be punished with the same sanction both for violating the secrecy of confession and for keeping it.
Keywords: secrecy of confession, confessor, secretum, legislation of the Czech Republic, criminal law.
Adam Ryszard Prokop
AN ATTEMPT AT CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF FRANCISZEK SAWICKI’S ACADEMIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL CAREER
: The article presents biographical episodes from the life of the German-Polish theologian Franciszek Sawicki. They concern both his missed appointments to university chairs in various European cities and the well-known blocking of his Gdańsk episcopal nomination. The rejection of the proposals of outside Pelplin and the history of the would--be anointment clearly place the biography in question in the historical context, i.e. on the public plane, where the Polish-German national conflict was present in its political and social dimension. The cultural-philosophical plane is important as well.
Keywords: Franciszek Sawicki, Pelplin, Gdańsk diocese, existentialism, Polish philosophy.
Paweł Przybytek, Piotr Przybytek
IRISH-GERMANY AND IRISH-FRENCH CONTACTS FROM 1919-1921 AS ASSESSED BY THE DAILY “ILLUSTRATED DAILY COURIER” (PART II)
: The widely read Krakow daily “The Illustrated Daily Courier”, sympathizing with the Irish fighting for independence in 1919-1921, seems to show understanding for them even when they seek allies not only in Americans, French, Belgians, or Jews, but even in hostile to Poland Germans and the Soviets. Despite the fact that “The Illustrated Daily Courier” displayed nationalist tendencies especially against hostile neighboring countries.
Keywords: “The Illustrated Daily Courier”, Ireland, Great Britain, United States, Germany, France, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Jews, Russian Soviet Republic, the Catholic church.
VATICAN DIPLOMACY TOWARDS THE DEFEAT OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC OF POLAND AND POLISH GOVERNMENT IN EXILE (1939-1945)
: On March 2, 1939, Eugene Pacelli became Pope and took the name of Pius XII. The first years of his pontificate coincided with World War II. During the war, the Pope kept in touch with representatives of the Polish Government in Exile and with Polish clergy. During the talks conducted, he repeatedly expressed his regret over the fate of Poland. The purpose of this paper is to present, inter alia, the position of the Holy See on the political situation in Europe in 1937-1939, the issues related to the election of the Holy See repre-sentative to the Polish Government in Exile, as well as diplomatic activity of Casimir Papée.
Keywords: Pius XII, the Vatican, diplomacy, World War II.
S. Elżbieta Raszczyk OSC
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN SANCTITY
: The human being is naturally predisposed to live in interpersonal and intraper-sonal relationships. The whole psyche of the human person facilitates establishing rela-tionships. The most essential relationship in a Christian’s life is bond with God. Through prayer, the human person builds a personal relationship with the Creator and Lord of life. This is the first and fundamental human relationship. In second place there is the relation-ship to another person and oneself. It must be equal, parallel and directly proportional. We love our relatives as we love ourselves, then the mental balance and the correct azimuth of reference are maintained. The human being learns interpersonal relationships from an early age, grows in a specific constellation of people. The condition of proper relations with others is self-awareness, deep self-insight and self-acceptance.
Keywords: sanctity, psychology of sanctity, interpersonal relationships, intrapersonal rela-tionships, self-awareness, self-acceptance.
Ks. Łukasz Świerniak
REV. ADAM ŁAŃCUCKI AS A CHAPLAIN OF THE BRZEŻANY HOME ARMY INSPECTORATE ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE EVENTS IN BUSZCZ
: The subject of this article is the description of the action conducted by the Home Army soldiers from the Inspectorate of Brzezany in the vilage of Buszcze. The actions ini-tiated by priest Adam Łańcucki led to save the precious image of God’s mother which was not only the testimony of faith for previous generations but also the fruit of centuries-old tradition and Polish Culture in these areas. Due to the cooperation of that time with the Polish Underground State. The heritage of so-called “Lost Eastern borderlands” continues until today and it is given over next generations.
Keywords: Home Army, priest Adam Łańcucki, Brzeżany, Buszcze.
THE ORIGINS OF THE “FRONDA” COMMUNITY
: In the article I’m showing “Fronda” – first, a famous TV program and magazine, now a Catholic news portal and a publishing house as a sociological and cultural pheno-menon. I present the intellectual views of its main authors, and also try to interpret them. I would like to show the beginnings of the “Fronda” and its later ideological evolution at the background of other popular culture phenomena. I am also interested in the impact of “Fronda” to the society and its comparison to other conservative and Catholic formations. Since “Fronda”, more than 20 years since its inception, is still referred to as “the avant-garde of the Polish Catholic intelligentsia”, it is worth looking for an answer about the role of “Fronda” in Polish contemporary culture.
Keywords: “Fronda” magazine, counterculture, young people riot, public discourse, alter-native forms of evangelization.
Ks. Adam Szpotański
MEMORIAL PLACES OF NAZI CRIMES IN LOWER SILESIA – STALAG VIII A
: The memory of prisoners of war held in Stalag VIII A is one of the important elements of the regional identity of the present inhabitants of Zgorzelec and its vicinity. To-day, the European Memorial Center is a place where Poles and Germans can build mutual relations based on dialogue and cooperation.
Keywords: Stalag VIII A, captive camp, Nazi crimes, Zgorzelec, Görlitz, The Second World War.
Ks. Bartosz Trojanowski
PRELIMINARY RESEARCH BEFORE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM. THEOLOGICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
: The legislator requires that when in doubt as to whether someone has been bap-tized or whether his baptism is valid, a careful examination should be carried out before the conditional administering of the sacrament of baptism. In pastoral practice such exa-mination is called the pre-baptism preliminary research. It has its justification not only in the requirements of the canon law but above all in theology. Theological teaching of a sacramental nature causes that the three sacraments once received cannot be repeated due to the previously defined character. That is why, the provisions of the canon law, in case of doubts, demand a thorough examination as to the facts.
Keywords: baptism, pre-baptism preliminary research, conditional baptism, sacramental nature, baptismal registers.
: Liturgy is the source and summit of the life of the Church. Being an inevitable part of this liturgy, the liturgy music serves the dual purpose of God’s glorification and man’s sanctification. It is the duty of the ministers of liturgical music to ensure that this purpose is achieved in any liturgical gathering. They cannot do this without understanding and diligent carrying out their specific roles in the liturgy. We shall look at the various fun-ctions of the individual ministers of liturgical music in Nigeria. Among the ministers men-tioned here are the faithful, clergy, cantor, psalmist, schola cantorum or choir and organist.
Keywords: liturgy of the Church, church music, liturgical music, ministers of liturgical music, formation, the Church in Nigeria, liturgical music in Nigeria.
Ks. Adam Szpotański
LOWER SILESIAN PRIESTS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SECURITY SERVICES. SECRET AGENT’S WORK OF REV. PIOTR MRÓWKA. PRESENTATION OF SELECTED MATERIALS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE
RECENZJE I OMÓWIENIA
Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought
[Etyka biznesu i katolicka myśl społeczna]
Red. Daniel K. Finn
Georgetown University Press 2021 ss. 232
Ks. Adam Szpotański
Dwie twarze. Życie prywatne morderców z Auschwitz
Warszawa 2020 ss. 352
Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
Philosophy of Management and Sustainability: Rethinking Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in Sustainable Development
[Filozofia zarządzania i zrównoważony rozwój: nowe podejście do etyki biznesu i odpowiedzialności społecznej w zrównoważonym rozwoju]
Roskilde University Denmark, Emerald Group Publishing 2019 ss. 241
Ks. Adam Szpotański
Ucieczka z Auschwitz
Warszawa 2021 ss. 389
Ks. Adam Szpotański
Sprawozdanie z międzynarodowej konferencji naukowej pt. Zagrożenia – plagi współczesnej cywilizacji.
Stalowa Wola, 9 marca 2021 roku
Ks. Adam Szpotański
Sprawozdanie z ogólnopolskiej interdyscyplinarnej konferencji naukowej pt. Wędrując ze swoim, obcym i wrogiem: historia – kultura – społeczeństwo.
11 marca 2021 roku
Ks. Adam Szpotański
Sprawozdanie z ogólnopolskiej konferencji naukowej pt. Groza i makabra – historia, kontekst, ujęcia, interpretacje.
13-14 marca 2021 roku