‘The in vitro method is vile’, the bishops claimed. ‘Additionally, it is very harmful to health’, physicians say. »
Will this fire move our hearts?
Several weeks ago the primary school for blind children in Laski near Warsaw was burnt down. Now the classes are held in provisionally adapted rooms of the pre-war building. And the blind children keep asking for help! »
Saint Nicholas - Bishop, not a dwarf
Formerly the Bishop of Myra was one of the most important Christian saints. Today it has become a ‘saint of commerce’. The present times have deprived him of his vestment, mitre and crosier. As you may easily guess it is the American promotion specialists that invented ‘a saint dwarf’. »
Life after life
There is a need to instil in people's hearts, especially in the hearts of the young, a genuine and deep appreciation of the need for brotherly love, a love that can find expression in the decision to become an organ donor »
Tragedy within four walls
Small, defenceless, completely trustful children, who were under the care of their relatives. They were physically abused. If they had been still alive they could have better lives and loving parents. If... However, for many it was too late to help. »
I shout: Europe! I am Polish!
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? »
People die, we remember them
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?
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
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...
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. »
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. »
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