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ACTIONS IN RUSSIA THREATEN THE SAFETY IN EUROPE

(editors)

The Federation Council, the Higher Chamber of the Russian Parliament, on 1 March 2014 allowed for using the Military Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin addressed this request for such a consent to the Chamber. The request was supported by 90 members of the Federation Council, that is, everybody who had been registered during the extraordinary meeting of the Chamber. »

TWO FACES OF POLAND

KATARZYNA WOYNAROWSKA

Even a border was defined. It is not on a map but it is perceivable from a closer perspective, in small towns or villages. The border between poor and rich Poland. It was marked on the line Elbląg – Krosno. On the right there is the so-called eastern wall, in which the income per one inhabitant is much smaller than on the other side of the border. »

A PROGRAM FOR ORDINARY POLES

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

The events in Ukraine have obscured the significance of the Second Meeting of the IV Congress of Law and Justice which was held in Warsaw on 15 February 2014. It had a programmatic character and its issues were: health, work, family. These are three key problems of Poles to solve or: three biggest dangers today with which the government of the Civic Platform and the Polish People’s Alliance cannot cope. »

DEFENCE OF DOCTOR’S CONSCIENCE

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Conscience is an element of the human nature which reminds us about the superiority of moral law over the statutory law – emphasized archbishop Henryk Hoser, the chairman of the Experts’ Team of the Polish Episcopal Conference for Bioethics. »

FOUNDATION ‘OUR SUNDAY’ HAS BEEN STARTED

Anna Cichobłazińska talks with Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś – the editor in chief of ‘Sunday’

FORESTS AND GOVERNMENTS

WIESŁAWA LEWANDOWSKA

The State Forests have been praised for 90 years. Because they could represent the Polish statehood and be the symbol of the independent economy in the Second Polish Republic »

THEY MAINTAIN FAITH OF FATHERS AND TRADITION

Poles and Polish Diaspora in the diocese of Rockiville Centre on the so-called Long Island, have been gathering together for a dozen years, around the local Archdiocese pastor, under the lead of one of Polish bishops in order to manifest their faith, relation to tradition and the Church. In this way they contribute to enriching multicultural society of the local Church in the United States. The organizer of the meeting is usually the diocesan branch of the Polish-American Priests Association (PAPA). »

WISDOM OF MIND AND WISDOM OF HEART

FR. JAROSŁAW GRABOWSKI

Many meetings of John Paul II with people of science and culture, his engagement in the Papal Science Academy (which involves among the others 20 laureates of the Nobel Prize), establishing the Papal Council for Culture (1982), the Papal Academy of Social Studies (1994) and the Papal Academy of Life (1994), to which prominent scientists from the whole world belong, these are only some evidences of the papal care for science. »

WITH VISIT TO POPE FRANCIS – FOR STRENGTHENING ONESELF

Holy Father, Today we are coming to Your Holiness as a teacher of faith, thanks to whom each of us feels fully the Church, because we are looking for Lord’s words in Your word. This meeting was awaited and touching because from the beginning of Your ministry at the Holy See we have been realizing the fact that Your Holiness strengthens our Church not only with the charisma of word but also with a testimony of a witness of courageous and lively faith. We thank Holy Father for this testimony. »

FAMILY AS A KEY TO THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND

(Editors/Catholic Informative Agency)

Issues of the marriage and family were the subject of debates of the extraordinary consistory of the Cardinals’ Collegium, who under the chairman of pope Francis, were participating in the debate on 20-21 February 2014 in Vatican. The Holy Father invited also 19 bishops to the consistory to whom he handed in cardinals’ insignia on 22 February 2014. »

CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION OF POLISH DOCTORS AGAINST EUTHANASIA OF CHILDREN

The Catholic Association of Polish Doctors expressed a protest against the law enacted in Russia, allowing for euthanasia of children in Belgium. Dr. of Medical Science Wanda Terlecka – the chairman of the Association – informed ‘Niedziela’ that special letters had been sent to the king of Belgium Philip, the Parliament of Belgium and the Chairman of the Belgium Episcopal Conference. »

TO HELP UKRAINE

MAŁGORZATA CICHOŃ

She was born in the year when her country had gained independence. Today, studying in Kraków Kasia Sorokopud is appealing: - I want every Pole to know what is happening in our country, at our homes! Because the gap between Ukraine and Poland is only in our minds. »

THROUGH A PRAYER TO THE OLYMPIC GOLD

Fr. Mariusz Boguszewski talks with Fr. Ireneusz Izdebski – a parson of the parish of St. Apostles Szymon and Juda Tadeusz in Soczi – about work in Russia

MANIPULATION OF DEATH

IWONA GALIŃSKA

As a famous philosopher Maria Szyszkowska proves – ‘the right for euthanasia is an expression of respect to another man’. In the name of freedom supporters of euthanasia demand the right to decide about their own life. They shock with fear against suffering, loneliness and abandonment. »

A SOLDIER OF TWO MILITARY OCCUPATIONS

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

Cursed Soldiers. Cursed because betrayed in 1939 by England and France. Cursed because betrayed in 1945. Cursed because murdered by the Soviets during the ‘Burza’ action which was being conducted by the Polish Underground against the German occupants. Cursed because murdered by Polish communists in the 40s and 50s in the borders of the Second Polish Republic and today’s Poland. Cursed because persecuted by communists till 1989. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl