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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?

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • 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!