You’d better believe there’s a war on Christmas, says … Pope Francis?

Wait. Who agrees with me?

As my friend Francis X. Rocca quipped today, don’t say “Happy Holidays” to Pope Francis. The oft-cited war on Christmas in the US often gets “debunked” by media focused on all of the secular celebrations of the holiday. In the US, this issue is more cultural than governmental, and more corporate than public-sector.

However, the European Union went much farther in trying to suppress mentions of the religious holiday. The EU issued a document which attempted to ban official references to Christmas and shift attention instead to the general holiday season, which prompted an unusually strong rebuke from the Vatican a week ago.

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