"Some will say they're being wildly impractical. I think they're being refreshingly realistic. If we're ever going to get a culture of life, it'll never come from stealthy advances into the centers of governmental power: It will only come from public, persistent fighting for principle. Nor will it come from by people who are afraid to proclaim the sanctity of human life as a binding truth (not a mere "personal" belief) recognized by the law. It will only come from people who aren't afraid to risk taking heat and losing elections for the sake of what's right."
If American Christians think that European Christianity has all but completely
disappeared, or that there is no energy left in European churches, they have
gravely misunderstood the situation of their brethren in another part of the
world. There are signs that European Christians are heeding the call of Pope
Benedict to become a “creative minority.” - Matthew Maguire
Hope in Europe? Maguire describes small pockets of Christianity in places like France. He also says, "For American Christians, contemporary Europe should be more
than the harbinger of a dreaded future; it is the present sign of an invincible