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Difficult questions about the policy of the government

Boguslaw Kowalski

After the presidential elections the Civic Platform gained full power in Poland. It means that the party carries full responsibility. But most media focus on criticising the opposition. »

Commissioned fuss, real fear?

Marian Miszalski

The proxy of the families of six Smolensk victims put forward to the public prosecutor the motion to question the Minister of National Defence Bogdan Klich (who is a professional psychiatrist). »

The place of the cross in public space in a democratic secular state

Fr Jozef Krukowski

In his interview for ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, informed about his intention to remove the cross from the square in front of the Presidential Palace. »

Changes in Open Pension Funds to help ordinary people

Boguslaw Kowalski

If we accept the proposals of Labour Minister Jolanta Fedak (the Polish Peasant Party) the deficit of the state budget can have ca. 22 billion zloty decrease per year, i.e. over four times more that the VAT increase proposed by the government. »

Intolerance

Jan Maria Jackowski

Despite the fact that the transformations of 1989 were accepted as the date of the fall of communism in Central-Eastern Europe they did not mark a clear political and moral caesura between the Third Polish Republic and the Polish People’s Republic. »

Smokescreen in front of the Presidential Palace

Czeslaw Ryszka

The struggle for the presence of the cross in front of the Presidential Palace, where Poles pay tribute to the victims of the national tragedy – the plane crash at Smolensk – continues. »

The tragedy of the flood continues

Fr Piotr Nowosielski

Heavy rain, especially on 7 August 2010, caused the local rivers to overflow and many places were flooded. Bishop Stefan Cichy of Legnica asked for a prayerful and material support for those affected by flood. »

And a sign was given to us

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Fresh greenery – thick, firm, pushy – squeezes in ash soil since you can only see such a sort of soil there. The nature breathes and rebounds from the bottom. We are driving on narrow roads, getting stuck in the sand. »

Will we become Sikhs?

Marek Jurek

The day before the homosexual parade in Warsaw one of its organizers revealed that the President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek was conducting an active policy to incline the EU countries to make legislative changes, thus meeting the demands of the political homosexual movement. »

The swearing-in of the presidential promises

Czeslaw Ryszka

We still have in mind the recent pompous announcements of the presidential candidate of the Civic Platform about giving money to almost all social groups and we can hear the government inclining the new ledger of the Presidential Palace to rethink the promises he made. »

Escape from the truth

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Prof. Jacek Trznadel about political disdain and vulgarity, the pseudo-authorities and the ‘poison’, which made ‘the stupefied nation mad.’

500 days of truth

Tomasz Teluk

Polish economy needs radical profound reforms and not next 500 days of politics of love and doing nothing. »

Dispute about the cross or about memory

Czeslaw Ryszka

The two big crosses, two terrible disasters, that have afflicted Poland recently – the plane crash at Smolensk and the floods – neither unite us nor evoke responsibility for our homeland but are used by Civic Platform for political quarrels. »

In the land of mediagenic happiness

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Witold Kolodziejski, Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), about the politicisation of the public media and the desire to silence obstinate journalists.

About the left wing in the shadow of the right wing

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Dr. Tomasz Zukowski about the extraordinary environment of the post-communist centre-right wing and the quite new left wing.

Till 20 June 2010 we seemed to have had a stable, two-party political system: two centre-right parties having common roots; the difference being distrust rather than programmes. »

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