On November 3, Western Europe’s morning papers had only inconclusive results on the U.S. election to report. The following day, there was no getting around the fact of George W. Bush’s victory. The UK’s liberal daily, the Guardian, summed it up with two small words in white against a full-page black background: “Oh God.” Inside, it reported that “we went to bed daring to hope and awoke to the crushing news....George Bush’s victory...
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Timothy P. Schilling, studied theology at the Catholic University of Leuven and earned a doctorate in practical theology at the Catholic Theological University of Utrecht. Since 2003 he has served on the staff of the Center for Parish Spirituality, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.