Today French voters rejected the proposed constitution for the European Union.
Pope John Paul had pleaded with Europe that this constitution at least mention Europe's Christian roots. Instead, its authors explicitly rejected any mention of Christianity at all. So, I for one am glad that it's being rejected. The French are not rejecting it for that reason, of course, but for economic motives. Nevertheless, I'm happy to see it go down to defeat.
If the European Union was simply a matter of removing trade barriers and having a uniform currency for economic purposes, I would see no problem. But it's become more than that, as it turns into a force to hasten the de-Christianization of Europe. Perhaps from heaven Pope John Paul is getting his way after all!