With his mention of the failure of the EU Constitution, Mr. Neumayr came THAT close to the minimum score: Benedict 2, Euro Secularists 0.
Although national referenda were not opposed as openly or vigorously by the Church as the Italian in vitro vote, recall John Paul II’s unheeded request for the EU Constitution to at least mention the historic contribution of Christianity to Europe. (There ought to have been room for this somewhere in the 800 or so pages!)
So I’d say the Church opposed the current, incomplete draft of the EU Constitution, which makes at least one more win…and it’s not too much of a stretch to call it a two-fer, recalling the Pope’s “reservations” regarding Turkey joining the EU, the same reservation cited as motivating many French (and Dutch) “non” voters.p>That makes it 3-0; isn’t that more than one significant victory per month of the Pontificate thus far? br> — Kevin Amaro br> Hayward, California /p> p>