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Lithuanian bishops: Europe must return to Christian heritage

July 02, 2013

As Lithuania assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1, the nation’s bishops called for a return to the Christian heritage upon which Europe is based.

Recalling the martyrs under Communist rule who “did not contradict Christ and the precept of love of neighbor even in the face of death,” the bishops stated that “real societal progress” is measured by “the human moral condition rather than the gross domestic product.”


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  • Posted by: dagbat - Jul. 02, 2013 11:05 PM ET USA

    America should heed these words as well and stop trying to emulate Europe's hyper secularism and moral decadence. Where are our American Bishops and why are they so afraid to speak out with boldness on this most critical moral issue?