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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’. »

HOW MUCH MONEY HAS THE CHURCH GOT?

Milena Kindziuk

The issues of financing the Church and salaries of priests are still raising emotions. And many environments have been repeating the myth about the wealth of priests for years. The report of the Catholic Information Agency shows what truth on this issue is. »

THE POLISH GOVERNMENT WITH ITS EYES FIXED AT ZAPATERO?

The announced reduction of military chaplains by half is a kind of the policy of Zapatero – thinks Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź. In the interview with the Catholic Information Agency the Metropolitan of Gdansk expresses his opinion that the words of the Prime Minister Tusk concerning the matter of chaplains in the Polish army threaten the relations between the State and the Church. The long-time Military Bishop of the Polish Army announces that the matter will be discussed during the planned discussions in the mid of March by the Common Commission of the Government and Episcopate. »

CRACKED INFRASTRUCTURE

The unfulfilled promises, rejected projects, accessibility to highways and parameters of asphalt mixture and intellectual vanity of the government are discussed in the interview between Wiesława Lewandowska and the parliamentarian Jerzy Polaczek

IBERTARIAN, ATHEISTIC AND FREEMASON’S ENVIRONMENTS

Jan Maria Jackowski

The president of the Polish Episcopal Conference archbishop Józef Michalik wrote in the apostolic letter in the beginning of the Lent: ‘We see how the attack on the Church is planned by libertarian, atheistic and freemason’s environments today. Liberal television stations and newspapers are attacking the Church as well. Even governmental institutions, allegedly promoting pluralism of media, have discriminated the Catholic television recently – which fortunately – awakens the consciousness of the society’. »

HUNGARIAN MIRROR

Witold Dudziński

When Viktor Orban was taking over authority, it was known that it was not going to be easy. But the hysteria and its consequences which appeared around Hungary nobody had been able to foresee. It is a lesson for us as well: it shows what the European Unions really looks like. »

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