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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. »

Who is entitled to human rights?

Kazimierz Szalata

On 10 December 2008 we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become an important document of moral sensitivity of societies after the atrocities of World War II. »

New year with a creeping crisis

Czeslaw Ryszka

The government gently repented and admitted that for a long time it had not considered the fact of the economic crisis in the world and its influence on the Polish economy, including a decreasing income of the state budget. »

What I fear most is winter

Katarzyna Woynarowska

I fear winter. Do you know how the cold can paralyse you? How does it destroy the sense of life? During the night when the wind blows from the East the window trembles, as if it groans. Hoar-frost on the window panes, anything you touch is icy; man shrinks as if he wanted to seek some warmth inside. »

The challenge of crisis

Marek Jurek

In the times of the world financial crisis the Polish government has remained passive as far as the increasing symptoms of the crisis are concerned. The calming words show political helplessness of the liberal government as its policy statement. »

Guarding life!

Fr Piotr Gasior

We reflect again on the encyclical ‘Evangelium vitae’ in the context of the new pastoral year in Poland that has the motto ‘Let us care for life.’ John Paul II gave us 14 encyclicals, out of which ‘Evangelium vitae’ was the eleventh. »

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