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more sympathy for the devil?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | 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.

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 CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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