Thursday, November 12, 2009

Italians to European Union: "CHI VI CREDETE DI ESSERE!"

Or: Who do you think you are?

The decision by a court of the European Union to order Italian schools to remove the crucifix from classrooms is producing some happy results. How our Lord turns all things to good! On November 10, Antonio Gaspari published an article in called "In Defense of the Crucifix, Italy Awakens!" Signor Gaspari reports on the response that is sweeping Italy, with just a few examples (translating from Italian):

• In Montecchio Maggiore in the province of Vicenza, Mayor Milena Cecchetto and the council bought and installed a one-meter high crucifix in city hall.

• In Cittadella in the province of Padua, Mayor Massimo Bitonci placed an ancient wooden cross in city hall.

• In Florence, city councilwoman Mark Cordone visited a clssroom with "a flashy crucifix" around her neck and a t-shirt saying "do not touch the crucifix!"

• In Leonessa in the province of Rieti, Mayor Paolo Trancassini signed an order forcing all classrooms to display the crucifix.

• In Piacenza, Mayor Fabio Callori did the same.

• In Gavirate, a businessman named Giorgio Feraboli got together with his employees and they spent $1,200 Euros to build and install a twenty foot high cross in the factory courtyard. They also added lighting so it could be seen at night.

• In Tuscany, a students organization contructed 100 crucifixes and placed them in every classroom.

• The Archbishop of Bologna said to remove the crucifix is to remove "the chance to marvel at man's dignity and a sure sign the barbarians have returned."

These insane actions of the EU will end up forcing Europeans to start thinking about Christianity again. Lovely to see the devil's tools being used against him!

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful stories! Makes me proud to be an Italian. God Bless for telling us some good stories too!