Mon Feb 9th, 2009 at 04:30:39 AM EST
Apparently Libertas has been recognised in all 27 EU member states despite the evil machinations of shadowy Brussels Bureaucrats. So says Declan Ganley at a conference organised by "the Catholic John Paul II Society and co-hosted by the pro-life Human Life International group" - nice people for the leader of a party of the far right to be hanging around with:
He also assured delegates of his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage, referring to earlier opening remarks in which he quoted from Pope Benedict’s recent encyclicals, Deus Caritas Est and Spe Salvi, “with their message of God’s love”.
Reflecting on Ireland’s history he continued, “our faith and our rights are strong today because we have suffered the yoke of oppression . . . we grew stronger and we grew free”. (Irish Times)
"Party of the Catholic Right" seems like a good label for them. I'm not looking forward to their campaigns in the EP elections.