A Christian Response to Europe’s Crisis

ONR Commemoration Bialystok Cathedral 16th April 2016

ONR Commemoration Bialystok Cathedral 16th April 2016

These are troubling times. Europe is apparently on the verge of meltdown. Unable to withstand the heat caused by the growing friction between the European Union and its member states, especially as the former tries to force an open-door immigration policy on its member nations, there are fears that the melting pot might be melting. Such fears have been exacerbated by the rise of the new right, or what many would call the far right, in Europe.

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  1. An interesting post! Joseph Pearce is always worth reading. Pearce is right to seek to draw Catholics away from racism and political movements which advocate racial hatred.

    However, it’s disappointing that Pearce repeats the myth of “Islamic aggression” and “Islamic terror” in Europe. This ignores the role of Western states in deliberately orchestrating terrorism in order to create an “enemy within”. Those “Muslims” who have committed the small number of appalling terror attacks in Europe have been working directly or indirectly for the state. A good example is Haroon Rashid Aswat, mastermind of the 7/7 bombings, who was directly employed by MI6.

    Pearce and Fr Jacek Międlar are also wrong on the question of immigration. The large-scale migration has nothing to do with the “Islamisation” of Europe but is rooted in capitalism. This revolutionary economic system, a product of the Protestant reformation, has created a global market which leads inexorably to war and the uprooting of peoples across the globe.

    To truly resist the culture of death we need a consistent ethic of life (which means opposing war as well as abortion) and a commitment to economic justice (which means opposing capitalism and the “free market”).

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