As I recently posted, the Vatican and the Pope have been discussing much about the state and future of the European Continent. Today, the Vatican has published a list of concerns about modern Europe.
These concerns range from environmental to economic to social. A reduction of fossil fuel usage was encouraged. There were discussions on future members of the EU as well as the economic well being of the whole of Europe. Politicians were chastised for their support of anti-life legislation.
As a comfortable American, one gets the feeling that Europe has plenty of problems, and it's a good thing we're over here. But yet, if you read through the article it is clear that almost every one of the concern noted against Europe could equally be applied to America. The fact that America is not quite as far down the road is a good thing, but that just means Europe is a foreshadowing of what's to come for us.
You can read more here, if you are interested.