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popish

Derogatory belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism
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From the mid sixteenth century, English puritans "dreamt of doing away with the bells altogether" as a remnant of popery (151).
The document then specifically authorized several acts pertaining to the management of Alma's popery and finances, such as "tak[ing] possession of any and all monies, goods, chattels, and effects belonging to me, wheresoever found .
Generally, however, this kind of default was tolerated as less of a threat than signs of popery, which was also covertly practiced and seen as much more dangerous.
One verse urges crushing rebellious Scots and another (long since discarded, it has to be said) goes on about the evils of Popery.
While wary and hypercritical of the popery of Rome, Lithgow is nevertheless open to religious plurality when he reaches Jerusalem, and seems to accept 'a wider range of forms of devotion outside Europe than he would inside it' (p.
We can always find some humour; I can remember listening to a power-voiced minister as his words boomed across the small town market-square: "I do not intend to dwell upon the wiles of Popery, which like a giant oct-o-bus is spreading its testicles all over the civilised world".
Armed with a doctorate from the fundamentalist Bob Jones University in the US and honing his skills as an orator, Paisley stood in the long tradition of street preachers who had castigated Popery, Irish nationalism and Dublin rule.
The emergence of a ritualist movement within Anglicanism, followed by the public conversion to Roman Catholicism of many of the Church of England's most able theologians, (5) coupled with the restoration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England in 1850, brought together a pan-Protestant impetus to protect England, through the eradication of popery in Ireland, from Romish encroachment under any guise: "When you are thinking of the best method of repelling that aggression on our shores which has awakened so deep an interest in every Protestant breast and English heart .
Those attending are encouraged to wear orange wristbands sporting the slogan ''Make Popery History''.
Rome, with its rich aristocratic collections and continuing supply of further trophies from excavations, was the obvious source for covetous collectors, but distrust of Popery and its seductions did not make for easy access in Tudor times, even for classically educated Britons.
Three of the book's six chapters are devoted to detailed treatment of these public spectacles, orchestrated by the Whigs at the time of the Popish Plot agitation and the Exclusion Bill debates, to warn against the danger of a Catholic succession and by implication criticizing 'a monarchy that was failing to defend the nation' against Popery (p.