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Europe: solidarity and its obligations

Marek Jurek

During the last informal summit of the European Union, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, stated that such countries as Poland and the Czech Republic ‘have the obligation’ to accept euro because they obliged themselves to do that. »

Stalowa Wola – symbol for workers yesterday and today

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Bishop Edward Frankowski of Sandomierz.

In the 1980s I was not a bishop yet. I was a parish priest in Stalowa Wola. It was the time when the country was governed by the powerful communist authorities that decided about all things and aimed at making all things communist. »

Distorted reality in the media

Fr Dariusz Gronowski

I switch on television, watch the news, take a newspaper and begin reading… and I catch hold of my head, horrified. How can they write such nonsense? How can they insult the Pope? »

The problem of beer and the so-called boosters

Czeslaw Ryszka

Will the hooligan rows disappear from sports stadiums? The Senate has passed a bill ‘On security of mass events’, which introduces severe penalty for bringing alcohol to football matches or smuggling pyrotechnic materials and other dangerous things »

Crossroads of geopolitics

Germany revises history

Marek Jurek

Germany is building the Centre Against Expulsions and the government of Angela Merkel must decide about its board. Chancellor Merkel, thinking about the future election, will have to avoid clear decisions. »

A 7% Christian

Artur Stelmasiak

‘To be fully happy you should give up your egoism and be totally lost in love for others’, says Krzysztof Skowronski, the fired director of Program 3 (Trojka – Three) in Polish Radio. »

Reflection after Eluana’s death

Murder or deliverance?

Kazimierz Szalata

For the last weeks the discussion on the very important moral problems concerning human life has been revived. »

The faces of justice

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Stop judging, that you may not be judged…The work of a lawyer is to mainly judge others, to evaluate their conducts, intentions, emotions or the lack of emotions, even the level of their humanity. »

Protectionism, i.e. save yourself if you can

Boguslaw Kowalski

Last year the European Union saw a 7.82% decrease in car sales as compared to 2007. The biggest decrease was noticed in Latvia. »

‘I tell prisoners: God loves you’

Agnieszka Dziarmaga

Born in Sicily, Sr. Nazarena Scopelliti left for Kielce and immediately after her arrival she began going to the House of Detention in Piaski. She has been a good prison ghost for 12 years. »

World economic crisis

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

There are divergent opinions how long the crisis will last but today no one questions that it will affect almost all people. Politicians do their best to minimise its effects. »

Problem does not only concern worldview

Wladyslaw Sinkiewicz

The mass media discuss the issue of in vitro fertilisation. Journalists, philosophers, theologians, lawyers and ethicists express their opinions on this matter. »

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. »

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