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A COUNTER-ATTACK ON THE EU

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

For the post-EU politicians and clerks, that is, the Euro-enthusiasts, the result of the presidential election in the USA was a shock. It can’t have happened – they said. Moreover, nobody had thought before that it was Great Britain which would be existing from the EU, so the result of the referendum about brexit and then the victory of Trump strengthened the emotional shock. »

CHILDREN CANONIZED

GRZEGORZ GÓRNY

It was a historic event because the youngest believers in the history of Church were canonized. Well, there had been earlier cases of canonizing younger people, but these had always been martyrs, who had lost their lives at the times of persecutions with other believers of Jesus. »

IT HAPPENED AFTER FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON

PAWEŁ ZUCHNIEWICZ

There are a lot of significant dates and time in which these facts took place. Certainly, the first one is the birth – on 18 May, after 5 in the afternoon. The same time appeared in the second key stage of his life – on 16 October1978, when Karol Wojtyła ‘died’ and John Paul II was born. »

WHO IS CYNICALLY PLAYING WITH IMMIGRANTS

MICHAŁ KARNOWSKI

Polish bishops deserve a lot of respect as they are really caring for our Christian perspective so that it would not be obscured by the political one connected with the issue of refugees and immigrants from Islamic countries. »

EU HISTORY AND MONEY

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

In Brussels, just near the building of the European Parliament, there was a solemn ceremony of opening the House of European History. Its realization lasted for 10 years, and the very idea appeared in the mind of the chairperson of the EP at that time, the German MEP Hans-Gert Pottering. »

UNANIMOUS BEFORE THE BREAKUP

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The Holy Father is not analyzing any details and ‘is not intruding’ into political issues. However, he has been warning for a long time. Similarly as three years ago in the European Parliament in Strasburg. However, the leaders of the European Union are looking at a different direction. Surely, the atmosphere in Brussels is different from the one in Vatican. »

A PEARL IN THE CROWN

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘The Central-European University is the pearl in the crown of free, newly-united Europe’ – said the vice-president of the European Commission Frans Timmermans during a debate on Hungary. The prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban was attending it. »

EU INITIATIVES

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

It is fearful to open newspapers. It is getting dangerous in the world, and our European Union is concentrated on its matters. It is not even clear if it is still remembers that a few years ago it received the Noble Peace Prize. Now it is fighting with the so-called populists. »

GIBRALTAR

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Infanta Cristina is a Spanish ship which sailed off onto the territorial waters of Gibraltar. Whereas HMS Scimitar is a British ship which retreated the martial Spanish unit from there. For a conflict about Gibraltar began between two countries, in fact, the members of the European Union at that time. »

CHRISTIAN EUROPE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

The last April session of the European Parliament in Strasburg. We are entering this beautiful city, passing a new big mosque. Soon we get to the main headquarter of the Parliament, from whose windows one can see a thousand-year-old cathedral, with only one tower. »

EUROPEAN FRUSTRATIONS

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

Heavy weapons often aimed against Poland in the EP were to be a kind of a preparatory volley for a proper attack, that is, implementing the famous article 7. »

NEWS FROM FOREIGN PRESS

Mafia bosses cannot be either godparents or witnesses of Confirmation sacrament. It was decided so by archbishop Michele Pennisi, an ordinary of the Monreale diocese in Sicilia. »

WHO PAYS FOR THE UNION?

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

‘Stop financing euro-skeptic groups’ – this is the motto imposed by the German euro-deputy, the chief of the biggest political fraction in the European Parliament Manfred Weber. The fraction includes among the others euro-deputies of the Civic Platform party and the Polish Peasant’s party, so he speaks also on their behalf. »

HOLY DAYS TO CELEBRATE

MIROSŁAW PIOTROWSKI

My acquaintances have just returned from Cuba. Impressions of a beautiful adventure and those views were dimmed by the unattractive reality. Although they stayed in a four-and five-star hotels, it turned out that in bathrooms there was no toilet paper. What is more, it was not available even in the reception desk. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl