Saturday, December 04, 2004

European Catholics: ideological monopoly not fair

The Guardian: "Other leading Catholic clergy and lay people are embittered by what they term the new 'leftwing clericalism' dominating the EU.

'This is a Kulturkampf [conflict of cultures] dressed up as liberalism and tolerance,' Cardinal Friedrich Wetter, Archbishop of Munich, said of the Buttiglione debacle."

This exceeds the Recommended Daily Allowance of irony. Kudos to The Guardian for pointing to the growing control of Europe of an intolerant secularist hierarchy, although their mention of the murdered Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh within the context of a Christian-secularist rivalry was rather misleading.