Alan Fimister

Alan Fimister is an assistant professor of Theology at St John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado and director of the Dialogos Institute.

Poles apart: The EU will never understand Poland

Poland was the largest state in Europe for over two centuries. It was a multi-ethnic commonwealth, a refuge for Jews, a bulwark of the counter-reformation with religious liberty and an elected monarchy. Jan III Sobieski, King of the Republic of Poland, reversed the millennium-long expansion of Islam at the gates of Vienna in 1683. If

The EU’s founder should be a saint – but he created a monster

There was a certain degree of cynicism when the Pope decided to place the EU’s founder on the path to canonisation earlier this month. The veneration of an ‘arch euro-federalist’ may seem like an overtly political decision from the See of Rome: a love letter from one unaccountable supranational bureaucracy to another. But in truth