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AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF SURPRISINGLY RICH PONTIFICATE

CARDINAL STANISŁAW NAGY

When in November 1991, after an unexpected death of Maria, a beloved sister and a good spirit at home, Cardinal Ratzinger’s health worsened, there was a rumour that it might be the end of the career of the ‘strong cardinal’, the right hand of the previous Pope John Paul II. »

CATHOLICS EXCLUDED DIGITALLY

ARTUR STELMASIAK

Two Seym commissions were engaged in the digitalization of the ground-based television on the same day. During a debate, parliamentarians of the Law and Justice Party and Solidary Poland were fighting for the concession of the Television ‘Trwam’. »

TWO YEARS AFTER THE CATASTROPHE

The Polish science has duties towards the Polish society, duties in which nobody can relieve it of its tasks. Just after the Smoleńsk catastrophe the investigation was carried out – as the former Prime Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz said – as if it was a matter of the burglary into a garage in Praga. »

ALMS FOR THE CHURCH?

FR. IRENEUSZ SKUBIŚ

The issue of money of the Church and its ‘riches’ has been a priority issue in press, radio and TV for some time »

GOOD IS CONTAGIOUS

Łukasz Głowacki talks to prelate priest Konrad Krajewski

Who is closer to God, is bringing the heaven all over the world. John Paul II was such a person – says the priest of papal ceremonies who has accompanied the Polish Pope at the altar for seven years and now he is present with Benedict XVI during liturgical celebrations. »

A FISCAL PACT AND CARBON DIOXIDE

Bogusław Kowalski

During the meeting of ministers of the EU environment, the representative of Poland vetoed the proposal of imposing further requirements in the sphere of the reduction of carbon dioxide emission on the EU membership countries. For, it attacks the basic interests of the Polish economy, which is based on energy received from coal. This event coincided with signing the EU fiscal pact in a form contradictive with Polish interests. »

SYMPTOMS OF DISCRIMINATION OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Prelate priest Ireneusz Skubiś talks to the senator Grzegorz Bierecki – a creator and founder of Cooperative and Saving Credit Unions in Poland

POLISH VERSION OF ZAPATERO’S POLICY

TOMASZ P. TERLIKOWSKI

Donald Tusk started a war against believers in God. And only a blind man cannot see that. Other decisions explicitly show that the time of protection for Christianity has already finished and the prime minister decided that he had found a way to destroy the authority of the Church. »

AWAKENING THE CHURCH

The visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict XVI will be an impulse for the faith of the church in Cuba because it is going to be in a good moment – says Fr. Dariusz Iżykowski, a Salesian, who has worked as a missionary on Cuba for 6 years.

IS IT THE END OF THE WORLD?

CZESŁAW RYSZKA

Does thinking about apocalypse, about the end of the world have any sense? Even if it does not, it exists in us, fulfils not only a man but also the whole universe, other planets, cosmos...In the letter of St. Paul to the Romans it is said that all creatures say about their wistful waiting for the end (see Genesis 8,18-23); whereas in the Letter to Corinthians there are words that ‘the form of this world is passing away’ (1 Cor 7,31). »

HUNGARIAN SPRING WITH THE WAFT OF THE WHITE AND RED FLAGS

MARGITA KOTAS

Several thousands of Poles, the representatives of rightist associations, walked through the streets of Budapest on 15 March 2012. The participation in the celebrations of the greatest National Feast in Hungary was also a manifestation of supporting the policy of the Prime Minister Viktor Orban. »

WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO LIFE, OUR OTHER RIGHTS DO NOT HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANCE

Anna Wyszyńska talks with Fr. Peter West – a vice-president for the Mission Human Life International

DARK TIMES OF UNTRUTH

Wiesława Lewandowska talks with Professor Lucjan Piela about a pseudo-commotion around the fight against the climate, applying alleged opinion and defective work in the investigation of the Smoleńsk catastrophe and also about the decline of a scientific discussion.

RAILWAY CATASTROPHE

AGNIESZKA LOREK

On Saturday, 3 March at 8.57 pm two trains TLK ‘Brzechwa’ from Przemyśl to Eastern Warsaw and Interregio ‘Jan Matejko’ of the connection Eastern Warsaw – Cracow crashed into each other at the junction from the Central Trunk Line. The tragedy happened in the area of Chałupki village near Szczecin (Silesia district). On Sunday after the catastrophe in all parishes in Poland, the faithful were praying in the intention of the accident victims. Priests arrived at hospital departments. »

THE IDEA OF THE SOCIAL MOVEMENT OF CELEBRATION OF SUNDAY

FR. BOGUSŁAW DRÓŻDŻ

All Christians, especially Poles, remember the Roman celebration of proclaiming John Paul II as the Blessed. This ecclesiastical event brought a joy, definitely shared among the inhabitants of our diocese, mentioning the memorable visit of the Holy Father in Legnica on 2 June 1997. At that moment the Pope, quoting the words of Stanislaw Wyspiański, was appealing: ‘A ‘great action and great work’ are needed’ so that the contemporary culture would open to holiness, care for human dignity and learn to exist with beauty’. »

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