Sunday 22. October 2017
Institutional Affairs

(Re)thinking Europe to renew Europe

Editorial

When the sky above la Manche is clear, the UK coast can be spotted from the northern coast of France. Thirty-four kilometres separate the white cliff of Dungeness from continental Europe; a distance that after the vote on Brexit, weighs like a rock in the thoughts of those who believe in the European dream.

An interview with three bishops from England and Wales

EU Commission

What are the pressing concerns of UK Catholic bishops in relation to current questions regarding Europe? Henry Longbottom SJ met with three bishops to find out.

 

Rethinking Europe

European Commission

With the participation of Pope Francis, COMECE is organising a Dialogue Congress on the Future of the European Union in the Vatican at the end of October.

Remodelling the united Europe project

European Commission

European construction is already underway, with France and Germany acting as driving forces. If this remodelling is to be sustainable however, other conditions must also be addressed.

Questions about Brexit

European Commission

Brexit is and will remain an important event in European history, but there are still many unresolved issues and questions that need an answer. Mgr. Patrick H. Daly, COMECE Former General Secretary, makes the point of the situation.

Europe needs a rethink!

European Union

Friedhelm Hengsbach, Professor Emeritus in Christian Social Sciences, raises critical objections to the concepts of “core Europe” and “two-speed Europe”.

A dynamic and multicultural European identity

Eglise Catholique

It is Pope Francis, a non-European, who bluntly states that there is a clear European identity. This is an affirmation that will surprise more than one European!  At a time when Europe is looking for a new lease of life, it may be worthwhile to be inspired by what an outsider detects in our own history.

New spring in Europe?

Citizens

In recent months a range of initiatives have emerged that actively support the European Union. Is this a sign that the EU’s identity crisis is coming to an end?

Building ‘Affectio Societatis’

European Union

Europe lacks neither reasons to unite nor projects. However, uniting people around a European project demands a spirit of fraternity according to Jérôme Vignon.

Brits Abroad: Young Catholics experience the European side of Brexit

Church in Europe

The Faith in Politics interns of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales reflect on a visit to Brussels, how Brexit influences their work and the church in the UK.

Reflections on the Maltese EU Presidency

Church in Europe

Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union offers the Church the opportunity to revitalize faith in the European project, says the Archbishop of Malta Charles J. Scicluna.

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