Saturday, March 19, 2011


Crucifix by Giotto
The tide of, radical secularism riding the wave of "rights language"has at last, thanks be to God, received a severe check. And, of all places, in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. In November, 2009 the Court had found in favour of a militant secularist who petitioned the Court to ban Crucifixes from all Italian schools alleging that they infringed the rights of children and teachers of non-Christian or no Faith. Now on Appeal, the Court has reversed theearlier decision by a 15 -2 majority.

There had been very widespread and significant protests throughout Italy because of the earlier decision. The new decision will greatly strengthen those defending the Crucifix in  other cases.

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