In the ‘Catholic
Herald’ of 23rd May 2003 it has been announced that the much
vaunted Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, is on her
way to Roman Catholic Sainthood.
was the French Foreign Minister from July 1948 - December 1952. Jean Monet
sold to Schuman his plan of placing the entire Franco-German coal and steel
output under a common High Authority, an organisation open to participation by
the other countries of Europe. War would be impossible between Germany and
France under the operation, and hence the result would be (i) Reconciliation,
and (ii) European Union.
plan was originally Monet’s, it became known as the ‘Schuman Plan’. Schuman
sold the plan to his European colleagues, and on April 18th 1951 it
was signed up to by six founder members – Belgium, France, Germany, Italy,
Luxembourg and the Netherlands – France also signing on behalf of the Saar.
From this the whole European Union has developed.
Writing in the ‘Catholic
Herald’ on 23rd May 2003, Luke Coppen stated:
“The intellectual architect of the
European Union may be proclaimed a saint, it emerged this week.
stage of the cause of the French politician Robert Schuman is likely to end
this year, postulator Jacques Paragon said.
who was born in 1886 and died in 1963, was the first President of the European
Parliament. Pope Paul VI described him as ‘an indefatigable pioneer of
Mr Paragon, Mr Schuman’s political convictions were informed by his Catholic
faith. ‘For the father of Europe, Catholicism was not only a faith but a
social doctrine’, he said. ‘His double Franco-German culture is key to
understanding his whole view of Europe, on reconciliation and European Union.
His life shows that political activity is compatible with fidelity to Christian
values’, the postulator said.
that Mr Schuman was on the path to sainthood came as EU member states wrangled
over the contents of a proposed European constitution. The Pope has called for
the constitution to recognise the Church’s contribution to Europe’s unity.”
Rome has always
had her eye on controlling Europe, and for years the Vatican has been given the
privilege of being the leader and president of the Diplomatic Corps of all the
member governments of the European Union. That was the recognition which
declared that the EU was reckoned to be an alliance of RC states.
Now the row has
been carried into the Constitutional Conference, and Rome has been thwarted in
proceeding to grasp control diplomatically of the machinery of public national
preference in the governance of the European Union.
The Vatican is
now starting to squeal about the undermining of her pre-eminence as it was
hitherto in the European Union.
The editorial in
the same ‘Catholic Herald’ attacks the views expressed in the present
Conference for the new constitution of the EU and brands them a move towards ‘a
Godless Europe’. Its large banner headline reads: ‘WILL THIS BE
A CONSTITUTION FOR A GODLESS EUROPE?’
popery with godliness. The question is written with the implication that
Europe at the moment is in some way godly!
Of course, this
has always been the reasoning of Rome. Where she reigns and sells her dogmas
she equates godliness with herself. If she is accepted and obeyed, then the
result is godliness.
Where her errors
are exposed and her lies and deceits condemned and rejected, according to
herself there can be no godliness.
The facts are
that the young children of Europe are not safe physically or morally when they
are within reach of the Pope’s paedophile priests. Rome has to manufacture her
saints, and according to her own statements, she is the sole authority in
heaven and on earth who has the power, ability, and sovereignty to do so.
When she calls
good evil and evil good, all must kneel in subjection to her teaching. None
dare challenge her integrity. She is the Infallible One and there is none like
unto her. The fact is, the more Roman a nation becomes, the more ungodly it
will be. By her fruits she shall be known.
The only answer
to the ungodliness of today is the proclamation of the glorious gospel of
Christ, without money and without price. That gospel turned a wicked and
ungodly Europe upside down, and so turned it right side up in the sixteenth
century and it can do so again in this twenty-first century.
It is not by
popish might or by popish power, but it is by the Spirit of the only true and
living God, who has yet to do great things for and by His own true people.
The tide of
ungodliness can, even in dark Europe, be turned again unto the light and
immortality of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
On the other
hand, Mr Blair is seeking by one great colossal effort, to sell out the United
Kingdom’s heritage on the altar of the rottenness of political expediency. The
European Presidency lures him down the road of capitulation. What the
traditional enemies of this United Kingdom failed to make her do – surrender to
Europe’s dictatorship – Mr Blair is seeking to accomplish on his pathway of sin
This is why we
must all strive to see that the voice of our nation is heard in a nation-wide
referendum. I believe that such a referendum would powerfully record the
reverberating defiance of the past, ‘Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the
waves. Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!’ From European
serfdom we pray ‘Good Lord, deliver us.’