We earn 8% in referral fees when you shop Amazon through our link. We make it easy! Click to learn how.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

UK: reforms that would permit Catholic monarch not a priority

Catholic World News - February 02, 2011

Secretary of State William Hague told reporters on February 1 that the revision of the Act of Settlement, which was passed in 1701 and bars Catholics from the monarchy of the United Kingdom, is not a priority. Prime Minister David Cameron had been discussing changes to the act, which favors male heirs over female heirs.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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 seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our March expenses ($28,792 to go):
$35,000.00 $6,207.70
82% 18%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Feb. 03, 2011 11:30 PM ET USA

    How about an Ordinariate for the Royal Family?

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Feb. 02, 2011 6:47 PM ET USA

    I may be a little dense (I am, but that's a separate matter) but I have never understood how the monarch, one of whose functions is to head the Church of England, could possibly be a Catholic. (They would say Roman Catholic.) The other side as well: how could a Catholic head the Church of England?

  • Posted by: DrJazz - Feb. 02, 2011 6:45 AM ET USA

    We're very comfortable in our discrimination against Catholics, thank you.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

To talk of many things 5 hours ago
The stumbling block of morality on Self-Deprecation Day 7 hours ago
Opening Ourselves to Meaning and Purpose March 5
A thin-skinned Vatican spokesman harms his own standing March 5
Pope Francis prevails in Round I of battle for Vatican reform March 5

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5