Saints' Discussion Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 06, 2021, 02:53:46 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
* Home Help Calendar Mailbox Quotes Prayers Books Login Register
Saints' Discussion Forums  |  Forums  |  Pro-Life News & Talk  |  Topic: Christianity and Hungary 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Christianity and Hungary  (Read 3918 times)
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 18997



View Profile WWW
« on: May 19, 2011, 11:18:35 AM »

The resurrection of Hungary by Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula

May 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews Excerpts) – There has been a great deal of discussion about Hungary’s “Easter Constitution;” so nicknamed not only because it passed with a grand majority on this past Easter Monday, April 25th, but also because it may represent a resurrection of values that many thought had all but disappeared from the laws of Europe.

We have to understand the importance of this document, and why so many in Europe are in a panic over its passage. It is a surprising step in a very good direction, representing another step in what many believe is a long and uneven journey back to Hungary’s, and Europe’s, roots. Clearly, however, it marks a departure from the secular liberal ideology that, like a heavy leaden cape, seems to be darkening and weighing down so much of the contemporary world.

The preamble of the constitution starts with the first line of the Hungarian national anthem, “O Lord, blessed be the Hungarian nation,” recalling the Christian roots of this nation. It continues to emphasize this theme, stating the unique role played by King St. Stephen in establishing Hungary and acknowledging the role that Christianity has played in her preservation. It is also very interesting to see how this constitution ends, “We, Members of Parliament elected on 25 April 2010, being aware of our responsibility before Man and God and availing ourselves of our power to adopt a constitution, have hereby determined, the first unified Fundamental Law of Hungary as above.”

Would that more contemporary legislators would admit that they have a responsibility towards God!  

. . . Article 2 . . . establishes that “the life of the foetus shall be protected from the moment of conception.” This document in the following article III n. 3 also expressly prohibits eugenic practices, as well as the use of the human body or its parts for financial gain and human cloning.

The logical consequence of art 2, is that abortion and other crimes against life would at some point be declared illegal and criminalized after this constitution enters into force on January 1st 2012. As this constitution establishes, the government shall submit to the parliament the acts necessary for the implementation of this new fundamental law.

. . . None of this is to say that the Easter Constitution is perfect. For example, it would benefit from greater precision in certain sections. And a close analysis will find some articles that are still rife with liberal ideology, but the limitations from which this document suffers do not detract from the great fact that this constitution is an important and courageous step in the right direction.
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Brigid
Established
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4108



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 12:38:26 PM »

Does the EU have any say over Hungary? If so it'll object to some of it.
Logged

For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also.
Matt. 6:21
martin
Established
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2003


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you' save souls.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 06:09:18 PM »

Does the EU have any say over Hungary? If so it'll object to some of it.

I think there will be serious objections and financial penalties imposed if Hungary refuses to conform to EU standards (or lack of standards).
It is however a sign of hope that countries are beginning to see through the European bullying and making a stand on their traditional values.
May many other countries follow this example I pray.  cross prayer
Logged

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
(Galatians 2:20)
Brigid
Established
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 4108



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 06:12:45 PM »

Amen!
Logged

For where thy treasure is, there is thy heart also.
Matt. 6:21
Shin
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 18997



View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 06:07:47 AM »

Does the EU have any say over Hungary? If so it'll object to some of it.

I think there will be serious objections and financial penalties imposed if Hungary refuses to conform to EU standards (or lack of standards).
It is however a sign of hope that countries are beginning to see through the European bullying and making a stand on their traditional values.
May many other countries follow this example I pray.  cross prayer

Lord let it be so. . . may Christendom be restored as much as can be. . .
Logged

'Flores apparuerunt in terra nostra. . . Fulcite me floribus. (The flowers appear on the earth. . . stay me up with flowers. Sg 2:12,5)
Pages: [1] Print 
Saints' Discussion Forums  |  Forums  |  Pro-Life News & Talk  |  Topic: Christianity and Hungary « previous next »
Jump to:  



Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines