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Let us talk about in vitro fertilisation

Fr Jaroslaw Kwiecien talks to Maria Smereczyńska, a correspondent member of the Pontifical Academy ‘Pro Vita’.

At the beginning of September the special parliamentary commission began working on the projects concerning in vitro fertilisation. Later the projects will be discussed by the Parliament and the Senate. »

Biased debate

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Rev. Prof. Wojciech Bołoz, a bioethicist from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, about the possibility of bioethical compromise.

In September 2009 several extremely different draft projects of the bioethical bill with its main controversial issue of in vitro fertilisation were sent to the Parliament. »

The price of silence

Marek Jurek

Summer holidays are almost over. But they were not careless for all people. It is hard to believe how often during the several summer weeks there was news about crimes of anti-Christian hatred in South Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Cuba. Priests, Catholic activists or simple, poor people, enduring in their faith, have been murdered. »

What is happening to the Polish coal?

Boguslaw Kowalski

We have got used to define this raw material as ‘black gold’. Our coal industry was the basis of our export for many years and our energy security was based on it. »

Politics as echo of history

Marek Jurek

The biggest success of politics is not lost elections but taking acts and creating institutions that last in spite of lost elections. »

The epic of the shipyards continues

Boguslaw Kowalski

All those who foresaw that the sale of the assets belonging to the shipyards in Szczecin and Gdynia by the mysterious company from the Dutch Antilles heralded further troubles were right. »

Concern for sobriety is concern for life

We recollect the 50th anniversary of the Guidelines of the Polish Bishops’ Conference for the ecclesiastical sobriety activities. The document issued on 17 June 1959 was the foundation of the sobriety pastoral work in Poland. »

Something more than thoughtlessness?

Marian Miszalski

During the recent conference in Prague, organised by the Brussels organs of the European Union, its participants signed a declaration that paved the way for various Jewish organisations to wheedle large sums of money out of Poland. »

Phobia against Christianity

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

Christians are pushed to the social margin. This does not happen in the countries where they are the minority but in the ‘Christian’ countries of the West. Laymen and clergy raise such voices more and more frequently. »

Nur für Deutsche?...

Marian Miszalski

The German Constitutional Tribunal passed an odd ruling that ‘the Treaty of Lisbon is compatible with the German constitution but its implementation requires changing the German law so that the German Parliament could every time give its consent to implement the EU law in the territory of Germany.’ »

Politics of Poland’s self-degradation

Marek Jurek

pBefore the last session of the European Council I again appealed to the Prime Minister Donald Tusk to speak at the governmental summit about the immediate full subsidies for Polish farmers. »

Hope for new life

Urszula Buglewicz talks to Maciej Barczentewicz, gynaecologist-obstetrician, a member of the Commission on Bioethical Issues of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. »

The effects of EU’s firmness towards Polish shipyards

Boguslaw Kowalski

It was neither the Treaty of Lisbon nor the EU subsidy payments for peasants nor the proposals of the reform of the EU institutions but the fate of the Polish shipyards that became the main subjects of the campaign before the elections to the European Parliament. »

Polish June ’89 – the beginning of Europe’s transformations

Rafal Dutkiewicz

4th June, the anniversary of one of the greatest events in the recent history of Poland, is approaching. Although the elections in 1989 were not fully free but with all certainty they half-opened the door to our independence »

Nations without families have no future

Interview with Marek Jurek, former Speaker of the Polish Parliament and the President of the Right of the Republic.

In this election we want to encourage Poles to vote and not to take votes from some party. We want to give a representation to these Poles for whom the matters of civilisation of life and family rights are most important. »

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