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It’s too easy, however, to blame aggressive secularists for the EU’s drift away from those European roots which happen to be Christian. It also reflects Catholicism’s weakness and marginalization—and often self-marginalization—through much of Europe today, particularly in Western Europe.
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Several of the primary founders of today’s EU—men such as France’s Robert Schuman, Italy’s Alcide de Gasperi, and West Germany’s Konrad Adenauer—were devout Catholics. For them, promoting an integrated Europe wasn’t only about increasing intra-European trade and diminishing war. They also had a Christian humanist vision of Europe as the continent in which Christianity had integrated Jewish wisdom, Greek philosophy and Roman law, thereby giving Western civilization its distinctive character.
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Readers familiar with Catholic history will know that if Ven. Emperor Karl and Empress Zita ever are both canonized, it would not be the first time an imperial couple were raised to the altars of the Church. There is a precedent in Emperor St. Henry II, the last Saxon Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, and his consort, Empress St. Cunegund. Henry succeeded his father, Otto III, in 1002 and was crowned by Pope Benedict VIII at Rome in 1014.