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Cardinal Schönborn’s ‘U-turn’ on Muslim immigration

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

A conservative commentator remarks that the Archbishop of Vienna, who now warns of ‘a third attempt by Islamists to conquer Europe’, was a harsh critic of Hungary’s measures against illegal immigration last year. READ MORE

Terrorism in Europe – a clash of civilizations?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Conservative papers interpret the recent terror attacks as harbingers of a clash of civilizations in Europe. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, fear that the civilizational war rhetoric is used by authoritarian governments to justify their methods. READ MORE

Conservative pundits on the perils of secularization

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Two conservative columnists blame secularization in Europe for inhumane political ideologies, environmental decline and the continent’s ‘inability to resist migration from the Muslim world.’ READ MORE

Migration: the clash of civilizations?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Pundits on both the Right and the Left fear that European civilization, based on Christian and Enlightenment values is endangered by Muslim migrants, whose culture is not compatible with European norms. READ MORE

Churches criticised amidst migration wave

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

A liberal weekly accuses the Christian churches of ignoring migrants who need help. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that churches do help to temper anti-immigrant sentiments. A conservative columnist believes that the Left was wrong to suggest that the government wants to stir up xenophobia. READ MORE

Echoes of the Kenya massacre

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

In the wake of the deadly attack on a Kenyan campus, a conservative commentator welcomes the government decision to join international efforts against jihadist violence. Another complains that the left-leaning Hungarian press gives scant attention to the massacre of Christian students in Kenya. READ MORE

St. Stephen’s Day ruminations

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Commentators from both right and left use the occasion of the national holiday to impose their political messages on St. Stephen’s historical contribution. READ MORE

Dispute over gay and heterosexual pride

Monday, July 7th, 2014

On the eve of the annual Budapest Pride walk, conservative columnists suspect that the gay pride movement has been taken over by a militant core that wants to force its worldview on majorities and silence those who do not agree with them. Liberal commentators accuse conservative religious defenders of traditional values and the family of reframing old style homophobia. READ MORE

Easter, the European elections and Christianity

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

A pro-government commentator calls on the European Union to embrace Christian values, namely respect for the equality of human communities, including all nations, and the redistribution of wealth to the poor. READ MORE

Easter ruminations about the state of Christianity in Europe

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Right-wing commentators in Hungary this Easter alert their readers to the possible consequences of denying Europe’s Christian roots. They fear that without basic Christian values, naked materialism will prevail, and qualities like solidarity, basic human kindness and morality will suffer throughout the secularized continent. READ MORE