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Do something for Poland

Rev. Msgr Ireneusz Skubis talks to Fr Tadeusz Rydzyk, Director of Radio Maryja and chairman of the Lux Veritatis Foundation, about the project of geothermal drilling.

The cult of banality in media?

Bishop Adam Lepa

Banality has become all-present. It can be seen in common and public language, in life style, in art, politics and entertainment. Advertisements are full of banality. Banality is effectively pushed in thinking and emotions. It has become part of human environment and culture. »

In Brussels like in Munich?

Marian Miszalski

It is hard to avoid the impression that the former KGB people from the present day Kremlin filled the Germans’ shoes before the year 1939 and decided for politics of accomplished facts, having discerned that the European Union – in spite of appearances of unity – is more divided and weaker than the announcements of the Brussels propaganda. »

Small Georgia – big test

Marian Miszalski

What are the goals of the Russian politics in Europe? The events in Georgia put this question in focus. »

Georgia vs. Poland’s interest

Czeslaw Ryszka

Russia has recognised the independence of the two separatist Georgian republics: Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Informing about that fact the Russian President Dmitri Miedviediev said perversely that it was the only possibility to prevent ‘a genocide’ of the Ossetian and Abkhazian nations by Georgian forces. »

Landscape after tornado

Katarzyna Woynarowska

‘I saw trees that lay down like grass’, said Grazyna from our editorial board who lives in Blachownia, the village that was on the way of the August tornado wreaking havoc on the half of the country. »

When Russia tests ‘European unity’

Marian Miszalski

The international reaction to the Russian attack against Georgia is a political lesson that is worth drawing conclusions from. First of all, we can see an extremely ambiguous Germany’s stand towards this act of Russian aggression against a sovereign state. »

About anti-Semites, Nazis and camels

Czeslaw Ryszka

Searching happiness abroad one can face such situations that our young immigrants have never dreamt about. Recently, on the wave of increasing aversion the British daily ‘The Times’ published a text by Giles Coren, who claimed that when he looked at the wave of the Polish immigration in Great Britain he had mixed feelings. »

New things approach: ‘human-animal embryos’

Jan Osko

‘Even if someone does not believe in God he must admit that mankind has always opposed any procreation between people and animals. This contradicts human dignity’, says Josephine Quintavalle, the founder of the organisation Pro-Life Comment On Reproductive Ethics. »

FASTING - rescue for body and spirit

Agnieszka Raczynska-Lorek talks to Dr. Helena Skarbek, director of the Rehabilitation-Holiday Centre ‘Sofra’ in Mielno-Uniesc.

Lord Jesus himself recommended fasting and sanctified it, having fasted for 40 days not because of some illness but because he wanted to prepare himself - through cleansing and strengthening his organism - to the Passion. »

Moratorium about abortion

Mariusz Ksiazek

In February 2008 ‘Niedziela’ joined the defence of human life from conception to natural death. The editorial board published the text of the moratorium about abortion written by the Italian journalist Giuliano Ferrara, the editor-in-chief of ‘Il Foglio’. »

Approaching catastrophe

Marian Pilka

Recently ‘Gazeta Prawna’ has reported that in the years 2009-2013 our public retirement system will lack 157 million zloty. It means that the pension system will have to be supported by the state budget, which means considerably smaller sums for investments, for salaries paid from the budget, for education, police, etc. »

Strategies for survival

Katarzyna Wojnarowska

‘May you be a pensioner’, said an older man to a younger one. Doesn’t this sound a little like a curse? It should sound so, especially in the country where the lowest amount of the regular social allowance for those who are completely incapable of work is PLN 418 a month and the allowance is taxed; the lowest rate of invalidity pension is about PLN 600 a month. »

Public opinion polls like mirrors?

Wieslawa Lewandowska talks to Dr. Tomasz Zukowski.

Every day we are bombarded, overwhelmed, by opinion poll results. Polls concern all issues. Is it not exaggeration? »

A child was killed in a child

Czeslaw Ryszka

Fourteen year-old Agata from Lublin, who had been pregnant - I wrote about it last week - had an abortion on the last day when the abortion could be legally conducted (the Polish law allows abortion till the 12th week in case of pregnancy resulting from a criminal action, mainly rape). »

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