AD: Curves

editor@cowracommunitynews.com or 0429 423 094

Monday, March 02, 2015
NEWS INDEX 
SCHOOL NEWS 
MARKETPLACE 
PUZZLES 
COMMUNITY GROUPS 
BLOGS 
 Keywords:
one or more words required
all words required
forced & ordered phrase
Multi forced & ordered phrase
words with exceptions
Help
 
 Issue date:
Date Format: dd-mm-yyyy

   

Sex and coffins don’t mix – church

A POLISH firm that makes coffins has angered the Catholic church by trying to drum up business with a calendar depicting topless models posing next to its caskets.

One image from the 2013 edition of the calendar has a blonde model, wearing only a skimpy thong and with a snake draped around her neck, reclining on a coffin.

In another, a woman wearing a crimson corset is depicted pulling out the heart of a man lying on a casket.

“My son had the idea of creating the company’s calendar . . . so that we could show something half-serious, colourful, beautiful; the beauty of Polish girls and the beauty of our coffins,” says Zbigniew Lindner, the firm’s owner.

“We wanted to show that a coffin isn’t a religious

symbol – it’s a product.

“Why are people afraid of coffins and not of business suits, cosmetics or jewelry?”

As well as attracting publicity for his firm, the calendar is intended as a source of revenue.

It is on sale on the company’s website. Anyone who places an order receives a complementary key ring in the shape of a coffin.

The Catholic Church has condemned the calendar as inappropriate.

A church spokesman says human death should be treated with solemnity and not mixed up with sex.

The church and its teachings have been at the heart of Polish life for generations, but changes in society are challenging the faith.

While 93 percent of Poles say they are Catholic, the proportion who attend church regularly is falling.

Many people are starting to confront long-standing taboos about sexuality and religion.

 

 
Name  
Email  
Opinion (1000 Characters)  
Publish My Opinion    
 
CAPTCHA Image
Reload Image
 
 
26-02-2015 - NEW KNICKERS GIVE MP GET-UP-AND-GO
23-02-2015 - BETROTHED WATCH COLLECTOR FINDS TIME WELL SPENT
This Week's Highlights
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Railway Hotel Fishing Club
RAILWAY HOTEL FISHING CLUB NEWS
NEWS INDEX - Postcards from The Last Resort
Postcards from The Last Resort
NEWS INDEX - Don't Shoot the Mistletoebird!
Don't shoot the Mistletoebird!
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Junior Soccer News
WINTER JUNIOR OUTDOOR SOCCER NEWS
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Community Posters
FANCY A TRIP TO MILTHORPE MARKETS ?
HARMONY DAY 2015 CELEBRATIONS
NEWS INDEX - Regional
INTRUDER DETAINED AFTER COUPLE RETURN TO HOME
TWO REGIONAL VICTIMS AMONG FATAL ROAD CRASHES
WOMAN SERIOUS AFTER THREE-VEHICLE CRASH
MISSING BOY, 7, FOUND SAFE AT SLEEPOVER
COPS 5, CROOKS NIL IN ARMIDALE BURGLARY CRACKDOWN
WATER NSW MEETS WITH CRANKY ROCK LANDHOLDERS
THREE WOMEN SOUGHT OVER COUNTERFEIT NOTES
WOMAN STRUCK WITH GLASS IN PUB BRAWL
22 ILLEGAL WORKERS TO BE DEPORTED
MASKED KNIFE-WIELDING BANDIT ROBS PIZZA SHOP
MAN ACCIDENTLY SHOT HIS MATE IN HEAD, COURT HEARS
MAN'S LEG ALMOST SEVERED IN MOTORCYLE CRASH
MAN CRITICAL AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE HEAD
MAN'S MURDER 'PLANNED' FOR TWO WEEKS
GOVT EXAMINING FARMLAND COALMINE CONCERNS
FIVE ARRESTED, 800 CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED
GIRL, 14, CHARGED OVER HIGH SCHOOL FIRE
CANCER CLAIMS MEDICINAL CANNABIS CHAMPION
SECOND MAN CHARGED OVER BASHING DEATH
ANOTHER TEEN ARRESTED IN BLITZ ON BURGLARS
FOXY STORYBOOK TELLS TALE OF FERAL PERIL
NIGHT RIDER NABBED WITH HOUSE-BREAKING TOOLS
BURGLARY SUSPECT, 13, ARRESTED IN CRACKDOWN
MAN CHARGED WITH NUMEROUS OFFENCES - NORTHERN NSW
LESSONS START AT STATEíS FIRST ONLINE SCHOOL
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Cowra Junior Cricket
COWRA JUNIOR SOCCER NEWS FEB 23
NEWS INDEX - Health Issues
HEALTH FUND PREMIUMS UP 6.18 PER CENT
HEPATITIS A IN IMPORTED BERRIES: NEW ORIGIN LABELS MAY RAISE FOOD PRICES
IMPORTED TUNA FROM CAFE POISONS SEVEN
TWO-THIRDS OF SMOKERS WILL DIE FROM HABIT - STUDY
SMOKERS 'MORE PRONE TO DEPRESSION, ANXIETY'
ANXIETY NOT JUST FEELING STRESSED - BEYONDBLUE
NEWS INDEX - Social Conscience Issues
NT INDIGENOUS ACTIVIST 'TRACKER' TILMOUTH LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER, HEART PROBLEMS
SYNTHETIC DRUG BOOM SKIRTS CONTROLS
SCAMMERS TARGET OLDER FEMALE LONELY HEARTS
NEWS INDEX - State
STATE ELECTION 'A PRIVATISATION REFERENDUM'
TODDLER DROWNS IN FAMILY SWIMMING POOL
STATE ELECTION 'A PRIVATISATION REFERENDUM'
CYCLIST KILLED IN TOUR DE HILLS RACE
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY - 25 YEARS OF EMU BOBBING
FOUR BOYS CHARGED OVER $2.5m SCHOOL FIRE
'CRAZY' POWER SELL-OFF WILL LOSE VALUE - REPORT
HUNDREDS FAREWELL ACTIVIST, WRITER FAITH BANDLER
MOTORCYCLIST SERIOUS AFTER HITTING GUARD RAIL
COPS NET 226 DRINK DRIVERS IN THREE-DAY BLITZ
STATE FUNERAL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER
COMMUNITY GROUPS - PCYC News
COWRA PCYC NEWS FEB 26
COWRA PCYC NEWS FEB 22
NEWS INDEX - Environmental Issues
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY CAMPAIGN CLEARS 25 YEARS AND 300,000 TONNES OF RUBBISH
WARM AUTUMN FOR MOST OF AUSTRALIA - BoM
'POOR MANAGEMENT' CONTRIBUTES TO COALMINE'S $15,000 FINE FOR DISCHARGE INTO WETLANDS
NEWS INDEX - Quirky Column
NEW KNICKERS GIVE MP GET-UP-AND-GO
BETROTHED WATCH COLLECTOR FINDS TIME WELL SPENT
NEWS INDEX - Town and District
COUNCIL CONVERSATIONS FEB 27
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PLANNING COURSE FOR COWRA
BLACKBERRY SPRAYING LEADS SYNDICATE TO TAKE ON WEED, PEST-ANIMAL CONTROL
NEWS INDEX - Front Page
FIRST STAGE OF KENDAL ST REDEVELOPMENT TO OPEN NEXT WEEK .
COUNCIL AGREES TO FINAL SETTLEMENT DATE FOR YARABILLY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
THE COWRA LOWDOWN FEB 25
COMMUNITY GROUPS - Cowra Triathlon News
COWRA TRIATHLON NEWS FEB 27
FRI 20 FEBRUARY 2015 COWRA TRIATHLON CLUB RESULTS