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
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’. »
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
‘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
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). »
Europe’s future in the hands of Ireland?
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
In the national referendum held on 12 June 2008 the Irish voted against the Treaty of Lisbon. I noticed that after the results of the referendum had been announced many Europeans had sad faces and at the same time a special kind of political activity occurred. »
Propaganda, political and other patterns
At its last congress the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) elected Grzegorz Napieralski, a relatively young man, as their leader. The left wing circles eagerly compare him to the Spanish socialist Zapatero, and Napieralski seems to have nothing against it. »
Every life is holy
This event has infuriated millions in Poland. As the media reported after ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ two hospitals in Lublin and one hospital in Warsaw refused to abort the pregnancy of a 14 year old girl, who became pregnant as the result of a rape. »
Pass it on
The mission of the Catholic Youth Association ends when we begin enjoying only our own company. Our task and the greatest joy are to be with other people. »
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin has existed for 90 years. Its foundation was connected with Poland that regained independence in 1918. The University was founded by Fr Idzi Radziszewski, who became its first rector. »
POLAND - a guinea pig?
The activities of big biotechnological concerns aim at gaining control over the food production and farmers, including the Polish farmers, and subordinating them to their commercial objectives. »
Motherhood - continuous adventure
Being a mother is not easy. Motherhood means huge responsibility and active dedication of your life to another person. It also means watching, organising, setting principles, controlling and always being on the alert. »
Tolerance - I accept everything?
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
What does it mean to be tolerant? We often speak about someone that he or she is a tolerant person. It generally means that he does not mind, that he can accept anything. »
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