Friday, November 13, 2009

European Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholics Unite ... on Crucifix Ban

This from the BBC. A few snippets follow:

Although the Greek Orthodox Church has been at odds with Roman Catholicism for 1,000 years, the judicial threat to Christian symbols has acted as a unifying force.

The Greek Church has ostensibly [italics added by the Rambler] intervened in this case in response to an appeal by a Greek mother whose son is studying in Italy.

Helsinki Monitor is urging trade unions to challenge the presence of religious symbols in Greek schools.

The socialist government here is also considering imposing new taxes on the Church's vast fortune, but at the same time is urging it to do more to help immigrants and poor Greeks.
Read the entire article here.

Oh, and while you're at it, check out Touchstone Magazine's Mere Comments for this note of interest: Lithuania to EU: We Will Not Give Our Minors to Homosexualist Indoctrination.

And then there's this "old news" from Germany as reported over at LifeSiteNews, also covered here at Sign of the Times.

And some quarters wonder why parents might choose to home school their children, and why conversions and membership in Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches are on the rise.

(Hint: We don't cater to the current corrupt culture.)


Staying in Balance said...

That last link is nightmarish and horrifying. I can't even begin to imagine it.

It has occured to me, though, that some time in the frighteningly near future, homosexuality will seem so "normal" that no one would raise any objections to a priest molesting a teen age boy.

George Patsourakos said...

The European Court of Human Rights was wrong in ruling that all crucifixes must be removed from classrooms in Italy, because they violate a child's right to freedom of religion.

This ruling will most likely be overturned by a higher court.