Catholic Church in the world
Katarzyna Woynarowska, Fr Robert Lukaszuk, OSPPE
Benedict XVI brought a gift of two popes to Jasna Gora: two roses, which Paul VI was to give the Mother of God in 1966, the Millennium of Poland's Christianity. Then the communist government did not allow him to come to Poland. Benedict XVI conducted a Eucharistic service at the foot of Jasna Gora Hill, on the commons that were fully packed. »
Tadeusz A. Janusz
Referring to the motto of his pilgrimage to Poland the Holy Father Benedict XVI told the faithful who gathered in Holy Mass in Blonie Park on 28 May 2006, the Feast of Ascension of the Lord, 'I ask you to stand firm in your faith! Stand firm in your hope! Stand firm in your love! Amen!' »
The Catholic organisation Aid to the Church in Need is alarming: the times of persecutions and Christian martyrdom have returned, hostility towards the Catholic Church is increasing everywhere and Christianophobia also appears in the liberal-libertarian societies of the West. Christians' life is especially hard and dangerous in the Islamic countries. »
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Georges Marie Martin Cottier, OP, Theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household, about the problems of the contemporary Church.
The 20th century was a period of anti-human ideologies that took a heavy toll of lives, millions of victims. On its threshold the 21st century favours the development of moral loss and manipulation of human life. What is the world without ethics heading towards? »
On 22 February, on the liturgical Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Benedict XVI named 15 new cardinals during the general audience. He said that on 24 March there would be a Consistory at which the future cardinals would receive their insignia. Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow is one of the appointed cardinals. »
Rev. Dr. Ireneusz Skubis talks to Rev. Dr. Hab. Antoni Debinski, Professor of KUL, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, Catholic University of Lublin.
The commentary on the binding law, concerning not only adjective law (rules of procedure) but also substantive law (nature and essence of sanctity) is now available on the market as the most extensive research in the field to date. »
Fr Andrzej Przybylski
Pope Benedict XVI devoted his first encyclical 'Deus caritas est' to love, the most beautiful and important value. The encyclical was presented in the Vatican and in Warsaw on 25 January 2006, reminding us that before his death John Paul II began writing an encyclical about love and mercy. »
The face of leprosy is cruel. Six million people suffer from leprosy in the whole world. In spite of our knowledge how leprosy spreads and the discovery of effective pharmaceuticals, we record several thousand cases of leprosy every year. We are celebrating the World Day for Those Afflicted by Leprosy on the last Sunday of January. »
About Catholics and Muslims in the Balkans
Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Vinko Puljic, Archbishop of Vrhbosna (Sarajevo), about the difficult situation of Catholics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.