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more sympathy for the devil?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Nov 11, 2004

In a "must read" essay for Opinion Journal, Rocco Buttiglione argues that there's a crucial difference between American and European politics: the European political climate is actively hostile to religious faith.

Buttiglione knows whereof he speaks, having just been rejected as a nominee for the European Commission because he professes Catholic beliefs.

Here's hoping that his important message is read carefully at the Vatican, where many prelates-- including his personal friends-- still manifest a puzzling enthusiasm for the European Union.

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 12, 2004 8:23 PM ET USA

    The saying ignorance is bliss seems like it was made for the Vatican Prelates. They love the UN which is pro abortion, peopled by dictators and tyrants and cheer on the EU which is running from any hint of Christianity. Do they ever talk to anyone but each other!

  • Posted by: - Nov. 12, 2004 12:01 AM ET USA

    How many Vatican prelates have taken and passed lie detector tests or other to prove they are not Masons?

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Nov. 11, 2004 11:08 AM ET USA

    It takes very intelligent people to act and think in very stupid ways. Which is why we never trust them with matters of sublime importance. Most prelates didn't get to their positions by using common sense...which is in inverse proportions to position and power.

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