Society-politics

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The state must curb greed

Boguslaw Kowalski

The time of crisis is the hour of truth. This is the time of trial for the owners of small and medium businesses as well as for managers of big corporations. Acting under huge psychological pressure, resulting from the threat of bankruptcy, they must take stoic decisions. »

Briefly about the choir of Benedict XVI’s critics

Czeslaw Ryszka

The media publicised the statement of the Senate Speaker Bodgan Borusewicz who on 29 January 2009 on the Polish Radio, during the programme ‘Sygnaly dnia’ [The news in focus today]. »

Unfading youth

Henryk Kuczaj

One of the signs of our times is the disappearance of many generational families living together. We can observe less and less respect shown to the elderly whose value is defined on the amount of their retirement allowances, potential legacy or their usefulness. »

Atheistic campaign

Jan Maria Jackowski

In January 2009, 800 buses with the advertisement ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life’ ran across Great Britain. The author of this derisive campaign is Ariane Sherine, an atheist and journalist of ‘The Guardian’ »

Obama’s debut

Marek Jurek

The directions of the new presidency were already outlined in the inaugural speech. And even earlier. One of the two pastors whom Barack Obama had invited to say payers before his swearing in was Gene Robinson. »

The government was startled by the crisis

Boguslaw Kowalski

When a few months ago, in the middle of September 2008, Lehman Brothers, a big bank, declared bankruptcy it triggered an avalanche of events. »

The way Kuklinski saved the world

Piotr Semka

The film entitled ‘Gry wojenne’ [War games], which has been just on in Polish cinemas, pays homage, which was very much needed, to Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski and at the same time explains the meaning of his mission. »

America at the start

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States and the first black US President, took the oath of office on 20 January 2009. America is only allegedly far from us – the world is one global, especially political, village. »

Obama’s time

Tomasz Musial

On 20 January the host of the White House, build by slaves, became the first Afro-American Barack Obama, 47 year old. The inauguration was an exceptional event. »

Every family needs such a grandma

Urszula Buglewicz

Grandmother’s Day (21 January) and Grandfather’s Day (22 January) are remembered not only by the youngest that eagerly make colourful cards and memorise the most beautiful poems but also the older that use the wisdom and help of their parents every day. »

Seeking truth in media

Bishop Adam Lepa

The postulate formulated in the title refers to the main theme of the message of Benedict XVI delivered for the World Day of Social Communications last year. The Successor of St Peter challenged the people of the media to seek the truth so that they could share it with receivers of social communications. »

Some thoughts about the Gaza Strip

Czeslaw Ryszka

The Israeli army carries out extermination of the Palestinian nation in the Gaza Strip in the eyes of the world – this is the way the war in this region of Palestine is commented on in the world. »

In vitro: fundamental error

Marek Jurek

When there were discussions concerning the guarantee of the right to life to be written in the Constitution the opponents of this concept threatened the authorities and the Catholic opinion with a referendum. »

War is a defeat for humanity

Wieslawa Lewandowska

‘War is always a defeat for humanity’ and could be announced as ‘the very last option’ and in accordance with ‘very strict conditions’ taking into account the consequences for the civilian population, said John Paul II. »

Death in the Gaza Strip

Lidia Dudkiewicz

The Saturday of 27 December 2008 was the bloodiest day in the history of the Israeli-Palestine conflict for the last 60 years. »

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl