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DOES THE GOVERNMENT WANT TO HEAL OR LIQUIDATE THE POLISH COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT?

HENRYK CIOCH

As a senator of the Polish Republic, I do not participate in works of the Special Committee for obvious reasons; the Committee was established by the Sejm in January 2013 to consider projects of two cooperative acts: about cooperatives, a detailed act which is supposed to replace the act of 15 December 2000. »

LET’S BE WISE BEFORE A DAMAGE

JAN SZYSZKO

Polish State Forests are a very good example for realization of the concept of balanced development, a concept which is so fashionable in the policy of the European Commission. We were cutting down forests, we gained wood which gave workplaces - and we have more and more forests and more and more wood in these forests. We used to pick up mushrooms, blueberries, we used to hunt and we did not even lose any wild species. »

GENDER IDEOLOGY – A DANGER FOR CIVILIZATION

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

When still at the communist times of Polish People’s Republic, I was visited by priests from Germany, often coming to us with their academic youth, we exchanged various opinions, shared our experiences of our work and conclusions from reflections. During one meeting I asked German priests a question: what do your father say about the war today? After all, they had been generally soldiers of Wehrmacht and had fought on the area of Poland. »

SO AS TO RETURN THEM THE HUMAN DIGNITY

KAZIMIERZ SZAŁATA

Last year we were celebrating the jubilee 60th World Day of the Lepers. The mains celebrations were organized on the Coast of Ivory where God’s servant Raoul Follereau with sister Eugenia, the Superior of the Convent of Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles, started a big battle, whose aim was not only treating the lepers but returning them a normal family and social life. »

BEING LED BY MARY

FR. HENRYK MISZTAL

Waiting for canonization of John Paul II we are preparing also our souls for deeper understanding the significance of this fact. John Paul II was not only teaching about holiness but he was also implementing it in his whole life. He felt obliged himself to achieve it and set it as an essential task for all Christians, including the laymen »

CATHOLIC SOLIDARITY IS OUR TASK

Fr. Ireneusz Skubiś talks with archbishop Wacław Depo - the metropolitan of Częstochowa, the chairman of the Council for Mass Media of the Polish Episcopal Conference

UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE

FR. JÓZEF KRUKOWSKI

In Poland the latest events in the sphere of relations between the State and the Church, shocking the public opinion include unfounded interference of the General Inspector of Data Protection into inner matters of the Catholic Church. For, by making his decisions and acting under the pressure of fighting atheists, he is trying to force parish priests to behave under their dictation when preparing documents in parish books concerning departures from the Church »

MIDWIVES DO NOT WANT TO ASSIST IN ABORTIONS

DOROTA ZAŃKO

I am a midwife. I should help a new life come to the world, and save the conceived life, not participate in abortion. For me, as a woman and a mother of two children it is a tragedy – says Agata Rejman. – We informed the director of the hospital together with my colleagues, that according to our conscience and our rights we do not want to participate in this type of operations. »

MEDIA ARE SUPPOSED TO INFORM AND FORM

On 18 January 2013, during a meeting with management and workers of the Italian public radio and television – RAI, the Holy Father appealed for appreciating the ethical level of informing and avoiding de-information, slander and defame. They celebrate their 90th anniversary of starting radio broadcasting and 60th anniversary of television broadcasting. The Pope emphasized that the ethical quality of broadcasting is a fruit of conscience sensitivity respecting people who are both the subject of information and addressees of information. »

CIVILIZATION WITHOUT A MOTHER AND A FATHER

ANNA CICHOBŁAZIŃSKA

The cultural gender already appeared in a debate of the UNO in the beginning of the 90s of the last century. However, it did not have a binding character. Only a conference in Beijing about women in 1995 changed this state of things. In a Beijing Report the perspective of the cultural gender becomes the essence of the document and equal rights of the cultural gender is the main purpose of realization. »

IN RESPONSE TO THE CRY OF ABUSED CHILDREN

Włodzimierz Rędzioch talks with Fr. Fortunato Di Noto – a Sicilian priest dealing with a fight with pedophilia

PINK GLASSES AND ELECTORAL PROMISES

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

On 8 January this year, during a press conference, the prime minister Donald Tusk informed that our country in 2022 would be in a group of 20 richest countries of the world. Moreover, in relation to the length of motorways and expressways in 2016, and in 2017 the latest, we will overtake Great Britain and we will be the fifth country in Europe- after Germany, France, Spain and Italy. »

AMONG PEOPLE IN EMIGRATION

ANNA PRZEWOŹNIK

Emigration itself is always a breakage of social and family relations, it can sometimes cause changes in personality which is strongly trying to get adjusted to what is ‘new’. There are various life paths which lead far away from borders of Homeland and there are various paths in emigration. The place which always unites Poles, regardless of where and who they are, is the Catholic Church. »

AN EXTRA VICAR IS VISITING PARISHONERS DURING CHRISTMAS PERIOD

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

I would like to note the role of a priest, who, although does not come in person, he is surely an assistant for a priest, that is, he holds the function in the parish like a vicar »

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