The good of the spouses as the purpose of marriage
Fr Wojciech Goralski
The reflection of Vatican Council II concerning marriage let the Council Fathers realise that apart from the procreational-educational dimension (procreation and education of offspring) marriage has also a personalistic dimension, serving the spouses themselves. »
Poles do not read books...
A statistical Pole reads books because he is forced to do that or reads for entertainment. 50% of Poles do not feel the need to read books at all. Only – as many as – the remaining part is interested in reading books. »
Stepan Bandera – a new symbol of Ukraine?
President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko awarded to Stepan Bandera the title of Hero of Ukraine. Bandera was the leader of OUN-B (Organisation of Ukrainian Nationalists – the fraction of Bandera’s supporters), which was the military wing of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. »
Condemned for patriotism
This is the title of the large album about Jan Kobylanski, the President of the Union of Polish Associations and Organisation in Latin America (USOPAL) written by Prof. Jerzy Robert Nowak. »
The message from Madrid
Archbishop Jozef Michalik
In this year’s first meeting with the Readers of ‘Niedziela’ I would like to share the experiences that encouraged me during the gathering of families in Madrid, initiated by Cardinal Rouco Varela and the Neocatechumenal Way with its founder Kiko Argüello, a few days ago. »
A new attack of Dan Brown
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Professor Massimo Introvigne, the founder and director of the Italian Centre for Studies on New Religions.
I am not a literary critic but as a sociologist of religion I am interested in the fact that many people regard Dan Brown’s books both as novels and texts showing historical truths. Brown himself uses this ambiguity. »
Such children have no right to live?
This year 50 years has passed since the epoch-making discovery made by the French physician and scientist, co-founder of the Pontifical Academy for Life, a friend of John Paul II, Prof. Jérôme Lejeune. »
Europe must hear us!
In Strasburg, rightly called the second capital of Europe besides Brussels, the activists of the pro-life organisations from almost all European countries met in St Thomas’ Conference Centre in the middle of December 2009. »
How to talk to children about... pornography
Our son tells us a lot what is going on in his school. Generally speaking, we have succeeded to talk to him a lot but certain difficult subjects have been brought up recently. We do not know how to talk sensibly to a 10-year-old boy. »
Tusk’s proposal – completely to be rejected
In the framework of ‘go forward’ avoiding the problems, which the government cannot solve, Prime Minister Donald Tusk trumpeted loudly an urgent ‘need to change the constitution.’ »
Temperance is cool!
What is temperance, restraint? Limiting your one’s will? Since the world gets crazy about goods of various kinds? Including emotions. Because we go mad about our desire to possess? »
Time for the cross
‘I was just about to finish the lesson of geography when my wife came to the school and said that something was going on, that people planned to strike in the vocational school’. »
Since 1 December 2009 the Treaty of Lisbon, creating the new federated European state: the European Union (so far it was a union of sovereign countries) has been in force. »
Troubles with generosity
Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski
People say that we are mean. Our help for developing countries is allegedly growing but many say that it is offered too slowly. »
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