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Tango0117 Apr 2019 9:45 p.m. PST

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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 5:07 a.m. PST

that's why the St.Patricio's formed and fought for Mexico.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

Indeed – and it didn't start with the Mexican American War!

Gone Fishing18 Apr 2019 6:19 a.m. PST

And it continued well after it.

SOB Van Owen18 Apr 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

One of the reasons Canada did not join our merry Revolution was the outrage in the American colonies over the Quebec Act. Basically, it guaranteed religious freedom to Catholics in Canada. It was seen as pandering to Papists. The French Canadian Catholics could very well envision losing this freedom, should they join a winning revolution.
One of Benedict Arnold's self justifications was his dislike of the alliance with Catholic France.
Colonials were also uneasy at what they saw as Britain "going easy" on Catholics.
So, yes.

SOB Van Owen18 Apr 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

JFK had to run against the perception that he would get his instructions from the Vatican.
Currently, Catholics running for office have to straddle the line between being a Good Catholic and ….. you know what. I see it as impossible.
The Church will always have a large percentage of the population not trusting it. Present headlines can't help.

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