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I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I cant do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me.

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Ivona Škvorcová

I noticed a little lump on my neck and it changed my plans and my life. We will have to remove it, exclaimed my doctor. It is just a simple operation… I spent three days in the hospital and I waited three weeks for biopsy results. I wasn’t worried at all. I was a 22-year old university student, full of energy and vitality. I didn’t expect it could be something serious. On 22 February 2006 the doctor told me: “It is positive“. I didn’t even understand what it means. Everybody in my family was shocked – I had CANCER. I was confused. I had lots of questions and fears.

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Augustín Ugróczy

Hi everybody, whoever you are and wherever you are – YOU ARE DISCIPLES. That’s the way I call my boys and invite them at our regular PAJTA meetings.

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James Manjackal

He prayed: "Father in Heaven, send your Son Jesus now to this priest suffering from kidney T.B., kidney stones and infections and restore him complete health of body and soul". Then I thought in my mind that he might have seen the hospital chart where my sicknesses were reported!

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Róbert Slamka

I am 52 years old and I am a lawyer. I have a beautiful beloved wife, Helena, and 5 beautiful children, Róbert, Jakub, Andrej, Annamária-Rút, and Lukáš.

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Mudr. Silvester Krčméry CSc.

If I have to be punished for what I did – i.e. for the goodness, truth, and Christ – I wouldn’t choose the smallest punishment, but the most terrible one; I would be so happy if I could die for Christ, although I know that I am not worthy of such a great grace.

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MUDr. Emília Vlčková

I healed my daughter who had bronchitis, after antibiotics showed no effect. I had a wart and it disappeared on the following day after I had used my homoeopathic drugs.

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Vlado Žák

I knew about God, but I didn't know Him. I saw God only as a strict judge. One of the predominant feelings when I thought about God was a sort of fear. Today, I know I was completely wrong.

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Dominik Dobrovodský

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

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Nick Vujicic

I am thankful to have been born 31 years ago with no arms and no legs. I won’t pretend my life is easy, but through the love of my parents, loved ones, and faith in God, I have overcome my adversity and my life is now filled with joy and purpose.

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Jozef Demjan

When I was a child I was sexually abused by an older boy. We lived in poverty. I experienced occult practices, depression, homosexuality, and suicide attempts. Only faith in Jesus Christ brought light to my life.

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Marek Nikolov

The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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Rick Warren

People ask me: What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

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Renáta Ocilková

During chemotherapy I lost my menstrual cycle. After about half-a-year I asked my gynaecologist – oncologist about that. I was afraid I was going to badly react to his answer. He told me:
“It’s normal. Your menstrual cycles will never return.”

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Anton Srholec

Faith and love for Jesus and for his cause filled all my heart and I was ready to offer my life for this.

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Denis Blaho

I started to do fortune-telling and I said things that resulted to be truthful. I used to predict things that really happened in near future. Sometimes I read people’s thoughts. I disdained Christian religion. I had a bad opinion about believers and acquaintances who were not profound believers.

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Bohuš Živčák

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying. When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me.

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Veronika Barátová

I always have wonderful memories of my return to God; still today they are pretty important. Everything happened during my university studies at times of normalizing Communism.

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Oto Mádr

This epoch is not easy at all for Christians; but for big-format Christians it is a great and marvelous epoch. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.“ In such glorious moments the Church sings to the Lord a heroic song of love and faithfulness. It is a privilege and a gift: to live just now, to love, and to fight.

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Lucia Tužinská

My core problem was – how can I trust God again?! How can I understand Him? What has happened? What we believed in before suddenly became not valid. We needed to reevaluate our faith from the foundation.

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Martin Hunčár

My conversion does not fall under the category “extraordinary”. I know you would like to hear about the miraculous conversion of a former drug-addicted or alcohol-addicted. I was neither drug-addicted nor alcohol-addicted. Maybe this is the reason why my conversion was even more miraculous.

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Dan Baumann

The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking. “I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?

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Dária Miezgová

But I was also interested very much in the communist ideals as in something that surpassed the ordinary life. So I became a member of a communist party – because I was convinced and I wanted it. And in spite of the fact I went to church and believed in God. I did not feel it as a contradiction

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Matúš Demko

Then I directly felt that God is a living being, close to us. Back then, God, our Lord, clearly and expressly intervened into my life. He completely changed it. I became another person.

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Richard Vašečka

My grandfather from my mother’s side had a great influence on my life. Besides that he loved me very much and spent much time with me, he became my ideal and inspiration in a faith, but also in a male character.

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Branislav Škripek

I was born and brought up as an atheist and I can confirm that I had never been told me anything about God during my first 20 years of life. It was something that was an unknown concept for me.

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Sasa Patalakh

Drugs, sex, Ukrainian mafia, and prison…
“…the story of a young man from Ukraine freed by God…”

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Ondrej Tarana OFM cap.

I was indeed horrified that I don’t know God and His Love although I was ministering in the church.

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Dominic McDermott

Hearing from God through dreams. Biblical basis, Why God would use dreams, The process ...

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Štefan Esztergályos

I got more and more entangled in different occult practices. I applied myself to astrology, healing (reiki) and I practiced martial arts. Instead of prayer I meditated in solitude, which pulled me many times away from the life’s reality.

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Geoff and Gina Poulter

We had decided with a great sadness that we had to go where we were being fed and leave the Catholic Church. Just as we were about to make this public statement Geoff had an open vision which simultaneously was confirmed to Gina through a word from the Lord.

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P. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

Something of the kind must happen once in our lives for us to be true, convinced Christians, and overjoyed to be so.

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Andrew V. Abela, Ph.D., je zakladajúcim členom Kapituly severnej Virginie a predsedom Katedry obchodu a ekonómie na Catholic University of America.

Pri úvahách o ekonomike, finančnej kríze a Gorile málo berieme do úvahy múdrosť siciálneho učenia Cirkvi. Svetlo, ktorým Kristus žiarii skrze Cirkev na tento svet sa týka všetkých oblastí života, aj ekonomiky. Ponúkam Vám preklad rozhovoru s Dr. Andrewom Anelom, odborníkom na finančné otázky.

Dr. Andrew Abela tvrdí, že učenie Katolíckej cirkvi týkajúce sa oblasti trhovej ekonomiky je jednoznačné. Čo si Cirkev myslí o kapitalizme, socializme a iných ekonomických systémoch? Abela čerpá z diela Catechism for Business (Katechizmus pre obchod) a cituje vyjadrenia svätých otcov na tému socializmu a kapitalizmu z posledných desaťročí.

Kvôli súčasným ekonomickým problémom niektorí odborníci spochybňujú výhody trhovej ekonomiky. Pre vysvetlenie postoja Cirkvi ku kapitalizmu a socializmu budem čerpať z diela Catechism for Business.

Začnime hneď v strede: predstavuje katolícke učenie o ekonómii určitú strednú alebo tretiu cestu medzi kapitalizmom a socializmom? Odpoveď znie: nie. „Cirkevná sociálna doktrína nie je 'treťou cestou' medzi liberálnym kapitalizmom a marxistickým kolektivizmom ... tvorí samostatnú kategóriu … je presnou formuláciou výsledkov starostlivého uvažovania o komplexných skutočnostiach ľudského bytia … vo svetle viery a cirkevnej tradície“ (blahoslavený Ján Pavol II., Sollicitudo rei socialis, č. 41).

Cirkev nevyberá nejaký konkrétny ekonomický model ako katolícku cestu ekonomického života. „Cirkev neponúka žiadne modely; reálne a efektívne modely môžu vyvstať len v rámci rôznych dejinných okolností prostredníctvom úsilia všetkých tých, ktorí zodpovedne čelia konkrétnym problémom v spoločenských, ekonomických, politických a kultúrnych aspektoch, pretože sa navzájom ovplyvňujú“ (Ján Pavol II., Centesimus annus, č. 43).

Zodpovedá socializmus evanjeliovému učeniu? Odpoveď je znova „nie“. „Musíme zavrhnúť ilúziu, že politika prerozdelenia existujúceho majetku by mohla problémy definitívne vyriešiť. V modernej ekonomike je hodnota majetku plne závislá od schopnosti generovať výnosy v prítomnosti a budúcnosti. Preto sa nevyhnutne musí vytvárať bohatstvo, a musíme na to pamätať, ak chceme, aby bol boj proti hmotnej chudobe účinný z dlhodobého hľadiska,“ povedal pápež Benedikt XVI. vo vyhlásení ku Svetovému dňu mieru 1. 1. 2009.

Ide najmä o to, že „solidarita je v prvom rade zmysel pre zodpovednosť každého človeka voči každému človeku, a preto nemôže byť zverená výlučne štátu“ (Benedikt XVI., Caritas in veritate, č. 38). „Keď sociálny štát zasahuje priamo a odníma spoločnosti zodpovednosť, jednotlivci sa už toľko nezapájajú do pomoci druhým, nadmerne stúpa množstvo verejných orgánov, ktorých zmýšľanie je skôr byrokratické než orientované na starostlivosť o ľudí, a ktoré sú charakteristické obrovským navýšením nákladov“ (Centesimus annus, č. 48).

A preto „náboženský socializmus [a] kresťanský socializmus stoja v protiklade. Nikto nemôže byť zároveň dobrým katolíkom a ozajstným socialistom“ (pápež Pius XI., Quadragesimo anno, č. 120).

A čo kapitalizmus? Je v súlade s evanjeliovým učením? Na túto otázku v roku 1991, tesne po páde Sovietskeho zväzu, opatrne odpovedal Ján Pavol II.:

„Ak pod pojmom 'kapitalizmus' myslíme ekonomický systém, ktorý uznáva fundamentálnu a pozitívnu rolu obchodu, trhu, súkromného vlastníctva a následnej zodpovednosti za prostriedky výroby a slobodné ľudské konanie v ekonomickom sektore, potom je odpoveď kladná, aj keď by bolo možno vhodnejšie hovoriť o 'obchodnej ekonomike', 'trhovej ekonomike' alebo 'slobodnej ekonomike'.

No ak 'kapitalizmus' definujeme ako systém, v ktorom sloboda ekonomického sektora nie je súčasťou solidného právneho systému, a ktorý nechápe túto slobodu ako súčasť širšie chápanej ľudskej slobody, ktorej jadro je etické a náboženské, potom je odpoveď jednoznačne záporná“ (Centesimus annus, 42).

Trhová ekonomika teda je v súlade s evanjeliovými hodnotami, ak je zasadená do systému zákonov, ktoré zaručujú, že slúži všetkým aspektom ľudskej slobody, nie len ekonomickej slobode. Pretože „ekonomická sloboda je len jedným z prvkov ľudskej slobody. Ak sa pozeráme na ekonomickú slobodu oddelene, vnímajúc človeka čisto ako výrobcu alebo spotrebiteľa tovarov, a nie ako osobu, ktorá vyrába a konzumuje, aby prežila, potom ekonomická sloboda stráca nevyhnutnú spojitosť s človekom a nakoniec sa mu odcudzí a utláča ho“ (Centesimus annus, č. 39).

V predchádzajúcom článku som spomenul nový študijný odbor na Catholic University of America - Obchodná analýza, jednoročný diplomový odbor oboznamujúci študentov humanitného zamerania s jazykom a nástrojmi obchodu ( V rámci tohto odboru vyučujem predmet s názvom Duch podnikania, na ktorom čítame plné texty vyššie spomenutých hlavných pápežských spisov, aby študenti získali náležitý morálny pohľad na ekonomiku. A zamestnávatelia to oceňujú. S hrdosťou môžem povedať, že všetci absolventi z prvého roku sa úspešne zamestnali a ich plat je viac než o 50 % vyšší v porovnaní so sumou, ktorú by zarábali pred absolvovaním tohto študijného odboru.

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