From Catholic World Report:
The new Fundamental Law is everything a central bureaucracy devoted to secularizing the culture abhors. It recognizes:
*][FONT=“Georgia”]Christianity as the basic religion of the Hungarian people (while ensuring complete freedom of religion);
*]the protection of life from the moment of conception (although the law still allows for abortion);
*]the family based on marriage between a man and a woman (although the law allows for same- sex civil unions);
*]parental duties toward children but also children’s duties toward elderly parents;
*]the responsibility before God of the Members of Parliament who approve the Constitution;
*]the ethnic basis of the nation, with safeguards for the rights of resident minorities, implicitly refuting the utopian concept that defines a nation on the basis of its prevailing political ideology;
*]the prohibition of eugenics.
Hungary’s new constitution begins, “God bless the Hungarians,” which is followed by an acknowledgement of St. Stephen as the founder of the Hungarian, or Magyar, state as “a part of Christian Europe.” The preamble further celebrates “the role of Christianity in preserving nationhood,” with a nod to “the various religious traditions” of the country.
Amazing that such a fundamental law could be passed anywhere in modern Europe!
Good for the Hungarians!
(now if they can get their statutes lined up with their new fundamental law, then we’ll have some good progress!)