Catholic Church in the world

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What are we to pass over?

Fr Piotr Gasior talks to Fr Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Koscielniak, a specialist on Islam and lecturer at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Krakow.

The din in the media concerning the fragment of Benedict XVI's speech, delivered at the University of Regensburg has died away a little. Now it is time for honest reflection: what actually made the followers of Muhammad indignant about. »

Witnesses of the miracle of the sun

Lilla Danilecka talks to Joao Ribeiro Ferraz.

The Ferraz family were eyewitnesses of the Fatima apparitions. Today their son Joao Ribeiro describes how the events of 1917 influenced the life of his family. »

'Those who believe are never alone'

Holy Father Benedict XVI visited Bavaria

Fr Pawel Rozpiatkowski

The addressees of the message, which Benedict XVI took to his home state of Bavaria, were not only his fellow citizens. The Holy Father reminded the whole Western world of God. »

Media are tainted?

Bishop Adam Lepa

Media are effective instruments to propagate all that is good and true. They inform and facilitate instantaneous and direct communication between people. Unfortunately, they are also tainted. Reflections on the message of Benedict XVI for the World Social Communications Day. »

Sister Church after having left the catacombs and five years after John Paul II's visit

Cardinal Stanislaw Nagy, SCJ

Lwow was known for a unique density of religious and ethnic communities living side by side: Poles, Ukrainians, Armenians and Jews. There were tensions but without any dramatic end. Those communities, their cultures and religions, left indelible marks on this city. »

Christians, have courage to fight against lies (2)

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Angelo Amato about the Magisterium of the Church and social communications.

One can have the impression that media are not interested in proclaiming the truth and showing reality in an objective way. On the contrary, they show a distorted picture of reality in accordance with the ideological and political demands of their owners. »

Christians, have courage to fight against lies (1)

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Archbishop Angelo Amato about the Magisterium of the Church and social communications.

Lack of knowledge about the Church, postmodernist culture, weakening of the feeling of identification with the Church and lies spread by aggressive media make believers' statements about the Church and faith barely audible. »

About pilgriming

Jerzy Andrzej Skrodzki

A pilgrimage is a long initiation; it is a period of great efforts. The pilgrimage routes, which brought about the unity of Christian Europe in the Middle Ages, are above all the paths leading to Santiago de Compostela, to the tomb of St James the Apostle (the Greater). »

Our Lady of Carmel

Pawel Kulasiewicz (L)

The Carmelite scapular bears on one side the image of our Lady of Mount Carmel and on the other side the image of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Rulers and saints wore a scapular. The Mother of God herself appeared holding a scapular in Lourdes and in Fatima. The Holy Father John Paul II received a Carmelite scapular at the age of ten and wore it until his death. »

To save Europe's soul

Fr Adam Lach

For a long time Europe, although strengthened economically, has been ideologically and morally on the skids, the evidence being a peculiar resolution of the European Parliament, which reprimands Poland for its alleged racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and homophobia. In fact, the aim of the resolution was to strike the Christian vision of reality. »

Voice of Latin America

Wlodzimierz Redzioch talks to Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, Metropolitan of Tegucigalpy (Honduras).

Latin America is a continent of contrasts, the most visible being severe poverty and at the same time extreme riches of a very small group. This situation is a paradise for sects and left-wing ideologies. »

To experience Lwow

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

In many Poles' lives the most important events happened in Lwow [Ukrainian Lviv]]. We feel regret over this wonderful land and its wonderful people who experienced their Polish national identity in the times that required heroic attitudes. »

Great Britain

Polonia Catholic Meeting

What should be done so that the Church is not an impersonal mass of believers, this was the topic of the discussion at the annual Catholic meeting in Coventry, organized by the Polish Institute of Catholic Action in Great Britain. »

Church cannot silence the Spirit of Truth

Piotr Chmielinski, Milena Kindziuk, Artur Stelmasiak

'They try to give the impression that everything is relative: even the truths of faith would depend on the historical situation and on human evaluation. Yet the Church cannot silence the Spirit of Truth', said the Holy Father in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. »

The Knights of Malta

For many centuries the Knights of Malta have been worldwide known for the charitable activities. Currently, the Order runs hospitals, including special hospitals for leprosy sufferers, and other centres in over 110 countries. The Knights of Malta help victims of natural catastrophes all over the world. »

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