Papal visit brings new call to end ban on Catholics in British monarchy
CWN - August 31, 2010
A Scottish politician is rallying support for an effort to repeal the Act of Settlement, which bars Catholics from the British throne. The law, enacted in 1701, stipulates that no monarch “shall profess the Popish religion or shall marry a Papist.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our Spring 2013 goal ($34,455 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: stpetric -
Sep. 01, 2010 9:56 AM ET USA
Bloody well about time!
Posted by: Pro Deo et Hibernia -
Aug. 31, 2010 9:28 PM ET USA
Funny....so much media attention to defending freedom of religion for atheists who won't recite "under God" in the pledge and yet so little for a blatantly, specifically anti-Catholic law...
Posted by: Gil125 -
Aug. 31, 2010 5:05 PM ET USA
Does he explain how the head of the Church of England can be a Catholic?