the father. Bishop Adam Lipa sought truth with words through his lectures, preaching, articles, and books. He warned against manipulation, but also about propaganda in the media – RadioMaryja.pl

the father. Bishop Adam Lipa was with us. I am convinced that he will now also intercede for our affairs before God. (…) He sought the truth with words through his lectures, preaching, articles and books. He tried to highlight the workings of the media, warning that it often becomes a tool in pursuing the interests of social, political, economic, ideological and unjust groups. He warned against manipulation and even warned against propaganda in the media. Pay attention to techniques and manipulation systems. He gave a clear and clear analysis of them in his books, and showed how serious the situation was – as he said in an interview with Nasz Dziennik, Dr. Tadeusz Rydzyk CSsR, Director of Radio Marija.

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the father. Archbishop Adam Lipa, who died on April 27 this year. At the age of 83, he was a great friend of Maryja Radio, Telewizja Trwam and all the business they set up.

– I met the father. baby. Adam Lipa at the time Radio Marija was created. Offer advice and encouragement. He was a great teacher, inspiring confidence, and sparking good work to grow. We were aware that to create Radio Marija we need people with a Catholic upbringing, but also with knowledge of the media. I shared my thoughts on creating a journal study with Father. baby. Adam Lipa. What do you think of this? – I asked. And he blessed with great joy and said: Let this be a gift from Radio Marija to the Church in Poland.

And we did.

– We started creating a press study immediately after the announcement of the creation of Radio Marija. We have recruited over 190 people who have applied! Some of them still work with us and create great things. Then the Press Institute was established. St. Maximilian Maria Colby with an annual educational course. It became the basis for the establishment of the Faculty of Social and Media Culture in Toruń, which is now an academy. Enjoy it a lot and participate in seminars and conferences. Support Radio Marija and TV Traum. I remember that when he learned about the creation of “Nasz Dziennik”, he accepted this information with great hope, and also wanted to start a Catholic daily.

He was one of those bishops who took a great interest in the Catholic media in Poland. We have also collaborated with Fr. Infulat Ireneusz Skubiś, editor-in-chief of “Niedziela” for many years.

Bishop Adam always gave advice?

– I asked the father. baby. Adam Lipa on various issues was the best media specialist in the Catholic Church in Poland, but also in Europe, among the clergy and the laity. In 1992, when there was a threat of liquidation on Radio Marija, I was asked to come to the Ministry of Communications. The conversation with the Deputy Minister was very intense. I said: The radio is not mine, it is made of people, so I will inform the listeners of this hadith. The Deputy Minister was upset and said to me: My father starts the war. And he threatened: We have the media.

To this day, we can see how the left-liberal media speak poorly of Radio Marija and all the works it created. Every year, three thousand negative statements and articles are published in the various media about Radio Marija. All this false information must be found in the trial, but where can we find justice… We know that God will judge her one day. I said to the Deputy Minister: I will not start the war, I hope you remember that during the war there were casualties on both sides, and it is not known who will be the victor, but I will not surrender.

What happened?

– I came to Toruń thinking what I should do. The light came: Radio Mary is Mary, we must go to the mother. I contacted the Custodian of the Jasna Gora Monastery and requested the possibility of celebrating the Divine Liturgy for this purpose. I called fr. baby. Adam Lipa, will come as president of the Polish Episcopal Commission for Social Communications. He immediately agreed. The common prayer of the Mother of God brought together several thousand people.

Bishop Adam Lipa was with us. I am convinced that he will now also intercede for our affairs before God.

father manager how fr. Bishop Adam Lipa was seeking the truth?

– He sought truth by speaking through his lectures, preaching, articles and books. He tried to highlight the workings of the media, warning that it often becomes a tool in pursuing the interests of social, political, economic, ideological and unjust groups.

He warned against manipulation and even warned against propaganda in the media. Pay attention to techniques and manipulation systems. He gave a clear and clear analysis of them in his books, showing how dangerous the situation was.

He stressed strongly that the media is a style, but the media is also a human being. When systemic transformations began in Poland and there was an opportunity for the emergence of an independent Catholic media, the bishop was very keen on this, and he knew that the Church should develop the media space. At the same time, he strongly emphasized the importance of educating media professionals.

It’s hard to find decent media without good journalists.

– He was glad that Catholic journalism studies had begun. He wrote, inter alia, for the post “Media Pedagogy”, he wanted to educate people to create media, but also to receive it. He taught that the media should be made by competent people, and at the same time, witnesses to the truth. He warned that the media is only in the hands of the competent, without focusing its attention on the truth, becoming a tool for manipulation and propaganda, and does not serve the public interest. Show that the media should be in the good hands of the people who are shaped by the truth.

He pointed out that the search for truth is always at its source. Bishop Adam Lipa maintained the truth. The energy of the young with Catholic upbringing, the experience of the elders is the strength of the Church. The message is realized in the formation of society in this way through the service of the media to the truth.

The media can be compared to nuclear power, as the father often points out. why?

The atom itself is good and can be used for the good of mankind. However, having an atom in the hands of bad guys is very dangerous, and it can cause destruction. So does the media. Created by people who lovingly serve the truth, they serve the good. And created by people who do not care about the truth kill. You have to understand it, see it. It is also a message for this day that the late father. Bishop Adam Lipa.

Thank you for the conversation.

Małgorzata Bochenek / “Nasz Dziennik” /radiomaryja.pl

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