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. »
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).
Milena Kindziuk talks to Fr Marian Midura, national chaplain for drivers, who collaborated with the Vatican council, which prepared the document ‘Guidelines for the pastoral care of the road’.
Fr Piotr Baczek talks to Marek Jurek, MP, about politics, democracy and protection of human life.
He sacrificed the prestigious position of the second person in the state – Speaker of the Parliament, for the cause of protection of unborn life. Marek Jurek claims that a strong state must be in favour of the civilisation of life and protection of family. »
The number of cases of autism is increasing. This disorder, which has not still been explained, excludes autistic children from society. Parents are horrified by the fate of their children. They think what children will do when they die. And we still lack appropriate centres and care for autistic children and adults. »