Zmarł Janusz Boksa
Janusz Boksa przez dwie kadencje pełnił funkcję dyrektora w Radzie Administracyjnej Fundacji Jana Pawła II w Rzymie oraz przez długie lata był prezesem Koła Przyjaciół Fundacji Jana Pawła II w Chicago.
Pope Francis: Follow example of Uganda Martyrs
From the age of the Apostles to our own day, a great cloud of witnesses has been raised up to proclaim Jesus and show forth the power of the Holy Spirit.
“Today we recall with gratitude the sacrifice of the Ugandan Martyrs, whose witness of love for Christ and His Church has truly gone ‘to the end of the earth’.” Those were the words of Pope Francis as he began his homily during Mass at the Uganda Martyr’s Shrine in Namugongo.
The witness of the Ugandan Martyrs, the Pope said, should be an example for us. “We too have received the gift of the Spirit,” the Pope said, which not only makes us “sons and daughters of God,” but also gives us strength “that we may bear witness to Jesus and make Him everywhere known and loved.”
Pope to Kenyan Families: Radiate God’s Love
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the University of Nairobi on the second day of his Nov. 25-30, 2015 Apostolic Trip to Africa.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.
“The health of any society depends on the health of its families,” the Pope told Mass attendees at Kenya’s Nairobi University Nov. 26.
“Kenyan society has long been blessed with strong family life, a deep respect for the wisdom of the elderly and love for children,” he said, and he noted that families are important in the plan of God.
American Council for Polish Culture: POLISH PERSPECTIVES EXHIBIT REPORT
November 14, 2015
The American Council for Polish Culture participated in the Exhibit called Polish Perspectives at the 96th National Council for the Social Studies Conference at the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center Warehouse District, New Orleans, Louisiana. This was the 16th year that the ACPC participated. The Polish Perspectives exhibit was located in the International Alley.
Participating this year were Debbie Majka past president of ACPC, Cecilia and Raymond Glembocki and Jason Franzen from Minnesota. At this particular conference, there were 3,679 educators in attendance with 190 exhibiting organizations. Teachers were from Alaska, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, Alabama, New York, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maryland, Virginia and California all with the same requests…. seeking materials for their classes in World History, Holocaust Studies, American History, and Social Studies classes. We were equipped with educational materials for teachers and received many comments about the amount of material available and the effort we made to make the booth come alive with customs and traditions.
Local group celebrates St. John Paul II Day in Washington, D.C.
Polonia, people of Polish heritage living outside of Poland, celebrated St. John Paul II Day in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Many people from various states attended this special day with their pastors in the recently established national shrine dedicated to St. John Paul II. The Knights of Columbus sponsors the shrine.
A busload of people from the Polish parishes in the Diocese of Worcester made the pilgrimage to pray to God through the intercession of St. John Paul II. The trip was sponsored by the St. John Paul II Foundation of New England.
This special day was preceded by a ceremony in the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C., where Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson received the highest honor of the Republic of Poland, granted by the new president of Poland, Andrzej Duda. The ceremony Friday evening was attended by leaders of many regional Polish national organizations of Polonia of the United States. The ceremony began with the national anthems of Poland and the United States performed by the renowned opera singer Malgorzata Kellis from New York City.
In introducing Mr. Anderson, Msgr. Anthony S. Czarnecki, pastor of St. Joseph Basilica in Webster, said, “John Paul II used to say that courage, supported by prayer and wisdom, can shake unmovable things.”