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WE AND THE GERMANS IN THEIR OWN WAY

KRZYSZTOF CZABAŃSKI

The TV historical series ‘Our mothers, our fathers’, releasing the Germans from responsibility for the cruelties of the Second World War, and also slandering the Poles and the Polish National Army, was awarded a few weeks ago during the Prix Europe Festival. »

MARCH OF INDEPENDENCE

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

First a few questions: who was so wise and gave a consent to organize a route of the march of independence near the Russian embassy? Who is responsible for actions of the police who could not defend even one building? After all, it was not all about a protest of thousands of people against the Russian embassy but about a group of masked people who did not arrive at the march for patriotic reasons at all. »

EUROPE, LET US LIVE

MAŁGORZATA CICHOŃ

On 17 November this year, the First European Pro-Life Congress ended in Cracow. – We hope that nearly 2 million votes of citizens who do not agree to financing abortion and experiments on human embryos from the EU budget, will be respected! – say leaders of the European Civilian Initiative ‘One of us’ »

THE GOOD OF THE WORLD OR THE GOOD OF ELECTED

JAN SZYSZKO

In Warsaw the 19th Conference of Climatic Convention of Parties (COP19.) and the 9th Meeting of Protocol of Parties (CMP9) are being held. We observe hard economic negotiations. Countries are trying to win as much as possible for themselves. We will see whether our government will represent the interest of the country or servility towards the European Commission »

EXPELLEES

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

They had only fifteen minutes to leave their homes. Half an hour. In some cases – a few or a dozen of hours. Depending on which region. They could take only their personal items. Sometimes warmer clothes, featherbed, a few pots. No more than 200 zlotys. The rest of their things had to be left for the Germans. Taking a bigger number of items was punished with death penalty. For, it was called a robbery of the Reich »

THERE IS NO CONSENT TO IT

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Antoni Macierewicz about a programmatic elimination of inconvenient people, groups and values from the public life

I BELIEVE IN ONE HOLY, UNIVERSAL AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH

KRYSTYNA CZUBA

‘Yes, I believe in one, holy, universal and apostolic Church and I will not join the proud who are accusing it, because I remember only its goodness!’ (Andre Frossard) »

TABOO OF CEREBRAL DEATH

FR. JACEK MARIA NORKOWSKI OP

Nobody will deny that the issue of transplantology is quite specific. We still find out about other triumphs and progresses in this sphere. On the other hand, some news are getting into the public opinion anew, which are less encouraging. Recently, the Polish Television TVN broadcast news that prof. »

NON-DIVINE ANDREW’S DAY

MAGDALENA PROKOP-DUCHNOWSKA

Wax pouring on St. Andrew’s Day has been inscribed in the Polish tradition for good. Fortune telling is an entertainment among students, pre-school children, and recently even children in nurseries. Whereas, adults spend the night of 29 and 30 November at parties where professional fortune-tellers predict the future not only from wax shapes but also from cards, palm or a glass sphere. An innocent fun or ‘spiritual adultery’? »

ATHEISM – A MISFORTUNE OF THE WORLD

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

Times before the Second World War are not so much distant for us, as the ancient ones, to reflect on them. Today there are many people who were aware of what was happening then, and they share various memories with one another. »

PASTORAL MINISTRY OF SMOLEŃSK FAMILIES

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Holy Masses, festive meetings, spiritual help, and, first of all, memory and prayer for the deceased – these are only a few initiatives of the pastoral care which the Redemptorist Fathers from Warsaw give to the families of casualties of the Smoleńsk air crash »

‘MEDICATION’ FROM POLAND WAS GIVEN AWAY ON THE SQUARE OF ST. PETER IN ROME

WŁODZIMIERZ RĘDZIOCH

At the end of the Year of Faith pope Francis recommends everybody Miserikordyna – a Polish ‘medication’ which is good for heart, for soul and for life »

A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT 11 NOVEMBER

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

Poland is divided, it is best seen during national feasts, for example, on the National Day 11 November, when one must express a clear opinion for long-existing values, without resorting to liberalism, tolerance and another pseudo-modernity. »

WE ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROAD

Małgorzata Cichoń talks with Jakub Bałtroszewicz from the Executive and Civilian Committee of the European Initiative ‘One of us’

The First European Pro-Life Congress will be held on 15–16 November 2013 in Cracow. It will be attended by leaders of the European Civic Initiative ‘One of us’ from EU countries. It will be an occasion to sum up the previous activity and also to undertake particular preparations for public hearing in front of the European Commission. »

AN ORDINARY HEROINE

KAROLINA MAZUR

Death is not tragedy, but lost life is a tragedy…..Marta Bukowa from Mirocin did not lose her life, which she devoted for her daughter’s life »

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