Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Body without a soul

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jun 17, 2005

Diogenes is aghast that the European bishops don't seem to notice what's wrong with the European Union.

In a Wall Street Journal column, Paul Johnson explains.

Unfortunately the whole essay is only available to subscribers, but here's the bottom line:

In short, the EU is not a living body, with a mind and spirit and animating soul.

The absence of a soul: Isn't that something a clergyman should notice?

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($13,218 to go):
$35,000.00 $21,781.73
38% 62%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Canismater - Jun. 18, 2005 5:16 AM ET USA

    Exactly. How can you give general absolution without a soul? Unless that's one way to beat the law about it...

  • Posted by: - Jun. 17, 2005 10:44 AM ET USA

    WRT a clergyman noticing the absence of a soul, it takes one to recognize one!

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Salvific Unity of the Church 2 hours ago
SSPX adherents pose an obstacle to reconciliation 4 hours ago
On annulments, the process is not the problem 10 hours ago
Eucharistic Adoration, a Sure Sign of Catholic Renewal September 22
The Mystery of Music, Part II September 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18