When confronted with my Bachelor programme “European Studies” at the University Maastricht there seems to be a reflex in many people that asks, does Europe have a future? And while my answer is continuously yes, there is a prevalent public perception of the European Union as having lost or never had legitimacy, potency and efficiency.
Christians are called to holiness. That means that they take care of their fellow men, also in politics. For catholics the Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis is a guideline which shows how a coherent christian should intervine in politics.