On the ways of faith
There are many factors, which define our religiousness apart from the attendance at Sunday Mass (dominicantes) and the number of people receiving Holy Communion (communicantes). Since human soul cannot be measured or weighed ( we can sum up the researches concerning the religiousness of Poles, conducted in the years 1992-2004 by the Palatine Catholic Church Statistical Institute. »
Fr Andrzej Przybylski
Why is that we call ourselves Catholics, we participate in Sunday Eucharist and at the same time we keep stones, which are to protect us against diseases, we go to fortune tellers to get to know our future and we carry talismans, thinking that they have extra-natural power? »
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
We are shocked by the book and film 'The Da Vinci Code', which Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, described as 'full of slander, offences and historical and theological errors about Jesus, the Gospels and the Church.' »
Milena Kindziuk talks to Rev. Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (UKSW) in Warsaw, specialist in Christian antiquity.
If Jesus had been married the four Evangelists would have certainly written about that and the Church would not have had any reason to conceal that fact. »
Fr Jerzy Hajduga, CRL
In people's lives there are some situations in which the sacrum of gestures and signs is meaningful. Such situations certainly include the customs and traditions concerning the First Holy Communion. The way we make the sign of the cross, the way we kneel or the way we honour our parents show our faith and inform what traditions we pass on to our children. »
Fr Stanislaw Czerwik
When we listen to the language of the Church and liturgy we often, especially in Lent and Easter season, come across three words: mystery, Passover, Triduum. Can we understand them? »
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? »
Dorota Skibinska talks to Fr Stanislaw Jarosz, OSPPE, Definitor General of the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit.
We hear people complaining, criticising, judging. We are being bombarded with bad news in various media. What can I who have no influence on politics or decision-makers do when I see so much injustice, unemployment, poverty...? The Jasna Gora Sanctuary has taken the initiative 'Gift of Prayer'. »
Fr Ireneusz Skubis
Polish people will always associate the empty armchair of the arrested Primate Wyszynski with the dramatic events concerning the Vows of the Polish Nation (Act of Consecration of Poland) at Jasna Gora. This event happened exactly 50 years ago. »
Milena Kindziuk talks to Fr Prof. Jozef Naumowicz, specialist in early Christianity, lecturer at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw.