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... same time, there were increasing numbers of Irish immigrants, who were also separated from the larger society by their generally rural backgrounds, as well as by their Catholic religion ... tensions and the British occupation of Ireland, there had long been strong anti-Catholic feeling among many American Protestants ... of racial, ethnic and religious violence among Irish Catholics, German Protestants, African Americans and even pacifist Quakers ...
... Over the years the settlers, surrounded by the hostile Catholic Irish, gradually cast off their separate English and Scottish roots, becoming British in the process, as a means of emphasising their 'ot ... had a national church, the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, although much of the highlands remained Catholic ... Thomas Wentworth, had antagonised the native Irish Catholics by repeated initiatives to confiscate their lands and grant them to English colonists ...
... Nicholas French (1604 – 23 August 1678), Roman Catholic Bishop of Ferns, was an Irish political activist and pamphleteer, who was born at Wexford ... He was educated at the Irish College at Louvain, and returning to Ireland became a priest at Wexford ... broke out in Ireland after a Rebellion of Irish Catholics in October of that year ...
... In the reign of the Catholic King James II of England, Irish Catholics briefly looked like recovering their pre-eminent position in Irish society ... James repealed much of the anti-Catholic legislation, allowed Catholics into the Irish Parliament and the Army and appointed a Catholic, Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell ... Irish Catholics backed James to try to reverse the Penal Laws and land confiscations, whereas Irish and British Protestants supported William to preserve their dominance in the country ...
... Parliament did not consider this restraint as binding on their treatment of any Irish Catholics who might cross the Irish Sea to fight in England ... no quarter should be given on the capture of any Irish Catholics found fighting for the Royalists in England or Wales (Scotland was another realm and under a different jurisdiction) ...
Famous quotes containing the words irish catholics, catholics and/or irish:
“Irish Catholics are more interested in the rosary beads than in the rosary ...”
—Bernadette Devlin (b. 1947)
“Our whole walk was through a thoroughly Catholic country, and there was no trace of any other religion. I doubt if there are any more simple and unsophisticated Catholics anywhere.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The Irish say your trouble is their
trouble and your
joy their joy? I wish
I could believe it;
I am troubled, Im dissatisfied, Im Irish.”
—Marianne Moore (18871972)