Jonathan Culbreath is a writer and independent researcher currently living in California. He is also an assistant editor at The Josias, a site dedicated to the recovery of Catholic Social Teaching. He may be followed on Twitter at @maestrojmc.
Only a society of narcissists, concerned only with the endless accumulation of their own egos, would treat both the born and unborn as objects to be manipulated, consumed, and discarded in the process of ego-production.
Pope Francis’ comments on the anachronistic and watered-down secularism of the modern EU suggest that the globalization of liberal ideology is little more than a form of ‘ideological colonisation’ that neither respects the cultural particularity of individual nations nor protects the openness of the public sphere to the worship of God.