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