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July 18, 2022
The cultural Iron Curtain dividing the European Union (EU) between an secular, post-national and progressive west, and a re-Christianising, nationalist and traditionalist east is becoming more entrenched. Late last Friday, the European Commission decided to sue Hungary over what it sees as an anti-LGBT law as well as Budapest’s refusal to renew the license of
July 07, 2022
Europe is facing a major split, with the more nationalist, conservative and largely Catholic central and eastern EU states increasingly going their own way, against a more liberal, progressive and secular western Europe. The fact this division is continuing despite the ongoing war in Ukraine suggests this unhappy marriage between two competing views of Europe
July 04, 2022
Last month, Moldova and Ukraine were granted candidate status by the EU. Cue much back-slapping and cheering from Brussels. But the self-congratulation masked a very different reality. For starters, neither Ukraine nor Moldova is likely to ever join the EU, certainly not on terms either would find acceptable, while both would quickly be disabused of
June 16, 2022
A cultural Iron Curtain now very much divides the two halves of the EU. To the west, are the more progressive, ethnically diverse and secular states of western Europe. To the east, are the more traditionalist, more homogenous and largely re-Christianising former communist states. Slightly shocking perhaps to some then that the conservative and historically
February 23, 2021
In a joint statement Feb. 23, Caritas Europa and the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) said that “commitment to solidarity must be the decisive criterion in this historic moment.”
November 01, 2017
New laws could define pro-life actions as 'violence against women'. The implications for free speech should concern us all
March 24, 2017
Francis addresses 27 leaders on eve of Treaty of Rome anniversary
March 24, 2017
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