Thursday, September 11, 2003

The Pope is going on a trip to Slovakia today. Why is this significant? Because recently, Slovakia signed a treaty with the Vatican giving the Vatican some measure of control over its school curriculums. Of course, this has become a major problem. I wonder what the Vatican's response would be if a country signed a treaty with Islamists or Jews and gave one of their respective bodies the power to effect control over the school curriculums.

This is why you cannot yield an inch to the Vatican, because they will inappropriately insert themselves into secular governance. The fact is that there has never in recent times been a good outcome when the Church was so closely aligned with the government. As examples, I point to Quebec and Ireland.


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