Some were not interested in lose their power and their corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
The problem with the ECJ ruling on religious clothing is that it seems to be working on the assumption that secularism is ‘neutral’. But this is a myth.
Any society that wants to survive must care for the weak and vulnerable in their midst.
The survival of the Church today does not depend on Europe. But the survival of Europe as we know it certainly depends on the Church.
We have moved to a situation where education is seen as a means to get rid of religion, and where state education systems are increasingly being used to indoctrinate children into a liberal secular humanism.
Picture the scene. You are a young, enthusiastic, wannabe politician with wonderful gifts. You are duly selected as the prospective candidate for your local constituency. And then it begins.