What is popery?

  • (noun): An offensive term for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church.

Some articles on popery:

Exclusionist
... said in a parliamentary debate in the House of Commons of England on 27 April 1679 From popery came the notion of a standing army and arbitrary power.. ... the crown of Spain, and now France, supports this root of popery amongst us but lay popery flat, and there's an end of arbitrary government and power ... It is a mere chimera, or notion, without popery ...
Robert Petre, 9th Baron Petre - Catholic Emancipation
1700 ‘Act for Further Preventing the Growth of Popery’, but it did put an end to the prosecution of Roman Catholic clergy and removed the restrictions on Roman Catholics holding land ... – as Daniel Defoe wrote ‘There are 40,000 stout fellows ready to fight to the death popery without knowing whether popery is a man or a horse’ – but it was undoubtedly serious ...
Exclusion Crisis
... of Commons of England on 27 April 1679 From popery came the notion of a standing army and arbitrary power.. ... Formerly the crown of Spain, and now France, supports this root of popery amongst us but lay popery flat, and there's an end of arbitrary government and power ... It is a mere chimera, or notion, without popery ...
Whiggism - Origins
... a major principle of whiggism was opposition to popery, that was always much more than a mere religious preference in favour of Protestantism, although most Whigs did have such a preference ... outlined the principal motivation of the cry of "no popery" when he said in the House of Commons on 27 April 1679 From Popery came the notion of a standing army and arbitrary Power.. ... Formerly the Crown of Spain, and now France, supports this root of Popery amongst us but lay Popery flat, and there's an end of arbitrary Government and power ...

Famous quotes containing the word popery:

    Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)