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‘Janosik’ and other serials – to come under the hammer

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Witold Kolodziejski, the chairman of the National Council of Radio and Television Broadcasting (KRRiTV), about the order and disorder in the media.

The pearl of Lubiaz

Witold Dudzinski

The monastic complex in Lubiaz in Lower Silesia is one of the most interesting and at the same time least known Baroque monuments in this part of Europe. It is bigger than the Wawel Castle and the Royal Castle in Warsaw. »

Good magic does not exist

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Malgorzata Nawrocka, the author of the ‘anti-magic novels’ about hand puppets, werewolves and good fairly tales.

Your works, and especially your recent ‘anti-magic’ novels, can be interpreted as an expression of revolt against this ‘spiritual food’, which today’s pop culture gives to children. »

To Vienna again

Agnieszka Dziarmaga

The Song and Dance Ensemble ‘Gorzkowianie’ from the parish of Gorzkow near Kazimierza at the far end of the Diocese of Kielce, popularises their folk traditions and make the Poles living in Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy cry from emotions. »

Someone who was not mad enough

Ewa Polak-Palkiewicz

The Year of Zbigniew Herbert will be solemnly opened in the National Theatre, at 18 Teatralny Square at 7 p.m. on 18 February 2008. »

Christmas in a small town

Katarzyna Woynarowska

When you go some ten kilometres away from Pulawy you can discern ‘this’ smell. You know the smell, it reminds you of childhood. »

Christmas according to Fr Twardowski

Milena Kindziuk

The priest and poet Rev. Jan Twardowski thought that ‘Christmas exists to teach us how to love, to offer a helping hand to others, to smile, to forgive others’. »

‘God is born’

Jolanta Wylezynska

When the first star appears in the sky, all things – the whole world – gets calm and we share Love and we praise the Lord for his coming to us. »

...to warm the Baby up

Jolanta Palasz talks to Rev. Professor Kazimierz Szymonik, the artistic director and conductor of the Academic Choir of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.

Evangelisation through blogging

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The fashionable word 'blogging' has already involved 70 million internauts (web users). Bloggers include priests, nuns and even bishops. This form of spreading the Good News has more and more followers. »

To warm up our hearts with carols

Weronika Rozycka

There were 18,000 Polish and international contestants at the festival of Christmas Carols in Bedzin this year. Thus Bedzin has become the capital of Polish carols. Grand Prix and 5,000 zloty were awarded to Iryna and Natalia Jewtuszok from Rovny in Ukraine. »

Catholic journalist AD 2007

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

The last events connected with Archbishop Wielgus's resignation as Metropolitan of Warsaw significantly proved that 'words spoken by 'authorities' in the media + picture = great power of suggestion'. And from there it is one step to an attempt on the freedom and dignity of man. »

Culture as the moving force of history

Ireneusz Skubis and Anna Cichoblazinska talk to Dr. Kazimierz Michal Ujazdowski, Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Contemporary times require many activities of the state to support culture since culture does not only mean artistic activities but also heritage of the nation and the moving force of history. »

Chopin is still playing...

Milena Kindziuk

Who does not know the characteristic figure of Barbara Wachowicz, with elaborately arranged blond curls and a perfect fringe, who talks with an oratorical fluency about Zeromski, Mickiewicz, Krasinski, Chopin... Her chatty personality, supported by deep knowledge, draws crowds of young people to meetings with this extraordinary woman who loves Poland so much. »

I took the vows of fast and silence for the sake of the role

Malgorzata Karnaszewska talks to Piotr Adamczyk, actor playing the main role in the film 'Story of Karol - Pope who remained a man'.

The director of the film about John Paul II Giacomo Batiato believed that the Polish actor knew more about the figure of the Holy Father more than he did. Piotr Adamczyk, who played the role of John Paul II, felt a co-director and co-screenwriter. »

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