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I shout: Europe! I am Polish!

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Patriotism. A dusty, useless concept? Do we feel something when we hear the word ‘homeland’? Are we patriots? Are we ashamed of our adherence to our homeland? »

Homeland should be considered in the first place

Mira Bodak talks to Bishop Stanislaw Napierala, a member of the Polish Bishops’ Conference Commission on Catholic Education, the assistant for Catholic schools.

People die, we remember them

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Anna could not understand the course of the world for a long time. She did not know why she was surrounded by laughing people, why she could hear pedestrians’ voices, why she could see colours, the sun and the green fields. »

Is the state against family?

Andrzej Tarwid

The priority of the ruling party should be an active and long-term pro-family policy. The economic and social development depends on it. Unfortunately, many-generational families are today strongly supported in poorer countries than us. »

How to live after abortion

Milena Kindziuk

One cannot describe life after an abortion. Such a life is filled with bitterness, regret, guilt, and tears when seeing some kids shouting. Or confessions in which one asks for absolution of the same sin: killing of your own child. »

Autumn is approaching, the autumn of life...

Andrzej Tarwid

All demographers agree that the number of old people in Poland is increasing because Poles live longer. For the last fifteen years the average lifespan has stretched out by four years. The problem of aging population is one of the most important problems we must unavoidably face. In several years every fifth Pole will be over 60 years old. »

Capital punishment

Dominik Jabs

When the news about another macabre murder is spread all over Poland or when we learn that some offender has received a lenient sentence the subject of the death penalty returns. Politicians, feature writers and even theologians present various attitudes concerning the legitimacy of this verdict. »

Boundary that cannot be crossed

Urszula Buglewicz talks to Rev. Professor Andrzej Szostek, Director of the Chair of Ethics at the Faculty of Philosophy of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.

Another Rubicon has been crossed

Fr Piotr Kieniewicz

The decision of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is another step of the British on the bioethical inclined plane. When in the late 1970s Great Britain gave licence to in vitro fertilization it was reserved that the procedure would be only used in treating infertile couples, and under no conditions could experiments on human embryos be made. »

Runaways in summer

Katarzyna Woynarowska

10,000 children have already run away this year. More young people run away in summer. It is worth asking, not only because we still have vacations, why they run away when we care for them, bring them up, educate them and love them. Why does it happen? »

Sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on America

Witnesses of God's peace

Fr Michal Czyzewski, OSPPE, talks to Michal Glogowski, son of Leokadia Glogowska, who worked on the 82nd floor of the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September, during the terrorist attack.

School of patriotism

Anna Cichoblazinska

During a lesson of Polish an eleven-year old boy was asked about the word 'patriotism': what he associated that word with. He answered, 'with the woods near my home town.' When he visited his father, working abroad, he longed for the countryside of his little homeland. »

A ballad about drinking

Katarzyna Woynarowska

I am going to tell you about Pati from the district of miracles, grand-daughter of Helka, who smuggled vodka through the Russian border, daughter of Aska who left her new-born baby at the threshold of her mother and ran away somewhere in Poland. »

I am proud of Catholic schools

Fr Adam Lach talks to Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Catholic schools enjoy great recognition in liberal countries, too. In Belgium the Catholic Church is rather weak but almost 60% of all children attend Catholic schools. »

Way to reach young people

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski talks to Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport in the south-eastern part of the U.S.A, the author of the new blog (www.bishoploriblog.org).

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