Sunday, May 2, 2010

England Resurrects its Institutionalized Anti-Catholic Hysteria of the 1670's

Reminiscent of a die hard prejudice during the persecution of the Catholic Church in England during the 1670's, a Time/CNN article reports on Saturday that "a British Foreign Office memo" contained childish taunts and insults directed at Pope Benedict XVI. The juvenile wording included statements that suggested the Pope should "launch a line of Papal-branded condoms, bless gay marriages and encourage healthy living by doing somersaults with children." The Act of Supremacy of 1535 enacted by Henry VIII institutionalized anti-Catholicism and apparently a "Supremacy" attitude over Catholicism lives on.

. . . bad habits are hard to break.

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