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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. »

It was a child

Andrzej Tarwid

They lost their babies; some lost even more than one child. Now they are trying to make others aware of the problem of miscarriage, which affects over 100 families a day in our country. »

Drama that lasted for years

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Almost everyone has heard about the case of Krzysztof Olewnik. Kidnapped in 2001 the son of a businessman from Plock was kept in inhuman conditions and finally murdered by his kidnappers. »

America: time of trial

Marek Jurek

The fact that the fate of authority in the biggest countries concerns the whole world has been known at least since the time when Constantine the Great, winning over Maxentius ‘in the sign of the cross’, granted freedom to Christians. Power is always released and makes the entire world better or worse. »

Independence is future

Marek Jurek

We are inclined to speak about independence in the retro style, like about an important historical issue. Poland regained independence after World War I. »

The crisis is going to affect us

Marian Miszalski

The government of Tusk does his best to convince our society that the financial crisis in America caused by profiteers and unreasonable state legislation that favoured the crisis as well as a lack of proper supervision of the US Federal Reserve »

Health: a national issue

Lucyna Wisniewska

One can discussed whether a reform of health protection will be always a valid issue; whether one can form its final shape. Since one must be aware that there are no ideal solutions in this field because even the richest countries in the world cannot solve all problems concerning health care. »

Socialism washes over America

cialism washes over America tor>Marian Miszalski

‘To get to the bottom’… – and the mechanism of the financial crisis in America was revealed surprisingly quickly. This mechanism is not a result of the free market chaos but the decision that was taken years ago by the Democrats who controlled the Congress »

Sudan waits for our help

Aneta Ignatowicz

I greet all from hot Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Today for the first time I have visited the school run by the Salesian sisters who have worked in Sudan for 25 years. »

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