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PM Orbán’s 20 August address

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Prime Minister Orbán calls on Central European countries to create a strong alliance grounded in Christian values and help return Europe to its traditional norms. READ MORE

St. Stephen’s heritage

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
The leading pro-government daily attribute’s Hungary’s survival to Christianity, and calls on the country to maintain its heritage as Western Europe becomes less and less religious.

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Conflicting takes on Islamism

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A Muslim imam writing in the leading left-wing liberal weekly likens the Hungarian government to the Taliban. Columnists of a pro-government weekly fear the outbreak of a ‘religious World War’, and see Christianity in jeopardy. READ MORE

Notre Dame burns down

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets the destruction of Notre Dame as an allegory for the decline of European Christianity. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that Notre Dame was a symbol of a common European culture and identity. READ MORE

Civilizational stakes at the 2018 election

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks that the April election will determine Hungary’s ‘civilizational path’. Voters need to decide if they want strong nation states, Christian values and traditional families – or the opposite. READ MORE

Debate around the meaning of Christmas

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

A conservative commentator contends that Europe’s Christian heritage is imperiled by consumerism and multiculturalism. His anti-government counterpart finds all this tasteless and politically motivated fear-mongering. READ MORE

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Pro-government commentators commemorating the Lutheran Reformation accuse Europe of abandoning her Christian values. They call on European Christians to unite and defend their heritage. READ MORE

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