- Oct 19, 2020
Polish lawmakers are debating a total ban on abortion, which would make the country one of just eight in the world to have such a measure, backed by the ruling conservative Law and Justice Party and supported by Poland’s Catholic hierarchy.
Though Pope Francis never mentioned the Brexit referendum, he released a video message on Saturday calling for a spirit of unity in Europe and warning against building “walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
In the wake of the Brexit earthquake, Catholic leaders across Europe have expressed concern that the U.K.’s exit from the EU threatens European unity, but have also said the result is a wake-up call for the EU to rethink its priorities.
Back in 1979, when “Life of Brian” was made — seven years after Britain joined the European Economic Community (EEC), a decision endorsed by a 67 percent majority — you could still find that wry voice: “Foreigners, eh? What did they ever do for us?” Those voices are back today, and some UK Catholics are among them.
Supporters of the campaign to remain in the EU, including the prime minister and leaders of other major political parties, argue that a exiting would spell economic ruin for the UK.