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Noun1.anti-Catholicism - a religious orientation opposed to Catholicism
religious orientation - an attitude toward religion or religious practices
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The anti-papist polemic of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries built on pre-existing associations between drama and the interrelated French and English children of mysterium and ministerium, adapting mystery into a byword for what Protestants saw as the bankrupt theatricality--the hypocrisy (from the Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], meaning actor)--of Catholicism.
It was common for the clergy to use Wunderzeichen as anti-papist propaganda.
pro-establishment, anti-papist anachronism," wrote Ron Graham of The Walrus.
He was a popular Limerick landlord who opposed land reform; a staunch anti-papist who converted to and became the parliamentary champion of Catholicism; an intensely patriotic supporter of the Act of Union; and an ambitious and astute public figure who held high office but never achieved his objective of a Cabinet seat.
Just as the hands on his houseful of clocks come full circle, few could have ever envisioned this hardline anti-papist free presbyterian ever sharing power with Irish Republicans.
Additionally the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1556-1560 reframed many psalms to express attitudes of penitence, consolation, and anti-papist proclamation.
The movement came to a screeching halt in 1640 with the arrest of Laud and new anti-papist laws passed by The Long Parliament.
The passages extracted from Piers Plowman by James demonstrate how he saw in the poem support for his efforts to summon antiquarian learning as support for his anti-papist campaign.
Anti-papist preachers warned that we were losing our country to those who did not share American values.
In a sense, the anti-Zionist who denies being an anti-Semite is like the anti-papist who denies being anti-Catholic.
Marlowe may have had in the mind the possibility of exploiting the partisanship of his Protestant playgoers, but, with post-Armada London awash with anti-Catholic and anti-Papist propaganda, it seems unlikely that a man of his talent and intellect would waste time on the redundancy of yet another indignant diatribe.
More commonly they tended either to wrestle with anti-papist sentiments or to incline towards aesthetic participation.