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CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Easter, that is, Feast of Lord’s Resurrection, is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Many people are trying to prove more importance of Christmas than Easter, when we give one another presents. However, although, not so much in Poland, but in other countries, during Easter time there is also a custom of giving one another gifts. »

THE CIVIL PLATFORM PARTY ON THE LAND OF KANGAROOS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘If the Russians are willing for a war, then we must pack our things and leave for Australia’ – these are words said by a founder of the Civil Platform party Andrzej Olechowski, who was a Foreign Affairs minister of Poland. »

AN EASILY GRANTED OSCAR REWARD

ALINA CZERNIAKOWSKA

A few years ago, I received a text from ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ under a significant title ‘Thank you for life’, in which Mrs. Renata Zajdman writes that for nearly half a century had been looking for the Czerniakowski family, in order to ‘thank for saving my life’. »

SUNDAYS AS A DAY OFF

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In the beginning of March in the European Parliament in Brussels there was a meeting of supporters of the European Alliance for the sake of the Sunday as a day off (European Sunday Alliance). »

UNITY OF THE UNION

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘I would like Putin to be in a team with me’ – these are words of the prime minister of Italy Matteo Renzi before the announcement of his visit to Russia. We observe that another country is breaching the so-called European solidarity. In response to the Russian expansion onto Ukraine, the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia, intending to isolate it. »

WE WILL PAY FOR CIA

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Rejection of the government’s appeal from a verdict acknowledging human rights breach in relation to CIA prisoners by the Tribunal in Strasburg, put Poland in a difficult situation. »

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AGAINST THE ‘DAY-AFTER’ PILL

On 17 February 2015 the Management Board of Catholic Schools addressed an open letter to health minister Bartosz Arłukowicz, expressing an opposition against introducing the ‘day-after’ pill in sale without a prescription. We publish the whole text of the protest. »

A HEAD IN SAND

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Where is Tusk? This question is heard more and more frequently not only in the European Parliament, but is formulated on pages of foreign newspapers. It concerns two most important events on which the European Union is concentrated – the so-called grexit, that is, a possibility of leaving the community by Greece and the war in Ukraine. »

FAMILY THE BASIS OF ECONOMY

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

In 1992 the Nobel Prize in the sphere of economy was awarded to an American professor Gary Becker – an inventor of the theory of social capital. In his works he proved that the basis of capital are not material base, but a man, whereas economic development and social expansion depend mainly on a strong position of family, which is the most valuable social capital of a country. »

THE END OF AN ERA OF BAITING

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

I may not be wrong if I assume that most Readers of ‘Niedziela’ share concern with me about the fates of Poland and see an urgent need of a big change. Even if we are personally successful, children are healthy, we have work or pension and we can somehow live in a good way, the situation of the national community is worrying. »

FRANC AFTER THE OLD EXCHANGE RATE

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The news that the government will not leave people, who pay off their loans in the Swiss Francs and who were hit by the abolition of the rigid rate of the Swiss euro currency and the leap of quotations – arouses mixed feelings. »

A MATTER OF POLES, A MATTER OF POLAND

MATEUSZ WYRWICH

On the Eastern border nearly fifty thousand people live who admit to their Polish origin. About five hundred of them own the Pole’s Charter. Facing the war, about a hundred people arrived in Poland. Other two hundred people declared their willingness to arrive in Poland »

TRADERS OF DEATH?

MAREK CZACHOROWSKI

The New Year was opened in the EU with the message that it would be permitted to buy ‘an emergency pill’ out of a prescription, in case of suspected ‘unwanted pregnancy’. It was decided so by officials of the European Commission, dealing with pro-health policy. »

MIGRATIONS TODAY

FR. WIESŁAW WÓJCIK TChr

Migration became a widely-spreading phenomenon in the contemporary world. It comprises both origin countries of immigrants and transit or target countries »

VOCATION OF A WOMAN REACHES ITS FULL ESSENCE

BY FR. ROBERT GROHS

On the occasion of the Immaculate Conception I would like to remind about the unusual message of blessed pope Paul VI, which he addressed to women on 8 December 1965, 50 years after proclaiming this message, try, Dear Ladies to make a personal and community summary, how you live according to this message. »

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