anticlericalism

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anticlericalism

opposition, especially political opposition, to the power and influence of the church.
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Estas y otras cuestiones que el autor expone, que se dieron durante esos meses y que formaron parte de unos procesos que no arrancaron en febrero de 1936 ni se interrumpieron en julio de ese ano, forman parte de la complejidad del drama y permiten topografiar con detalle el mapa anticlerical toledano y la reaccion gradual del clero, tambien de los supervivientes cuando la guerra acabe y se inicien los procesos franquistas de depuracion de los vencidos.
This much seems quite clear, though we are left with other questions, chief among them the search for answers that will help us understand the depth of both the religious conviction of many Mexican Catholics during this era and the equally strong convictions of the anticlerical elements within the state (here Fallaw would remind us that neither the state nor the Catholics are monolithic categories).
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that there has never been a "credible, concrete accusation against the pope" and "discredited accusations" against the then-cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, which he claimed were "driven by anticlerical left-wing ideology".
The faith and the fury; popular anticlerical violence and iconoclasm in Spain, 1931-1936.
1 One of Russia's more influential priests, Vsevolod Chaplin, has asked for greater laws against anticlerical behavior and a law criminalizing blasphemy.
There are those who have been made anticlerical and dislike religious language for that reason; then there are those who have been led to humanistic views but retain a sense of continuity with the best in past religious organizations.
This realization had set in by the late 19th century, when Church leaders came to see the defense of the confessional state by legitimist ultramontanes as a political dead end but recognized the elevation of the papacy by spiritual ultramontanes as an effective defense of Catholic liberties against attacks by anticlerical liberals.
Although Mexico is overwhelmingly Catholic (and was even more so at the beginning of the 20th century), the Mexican Constitution of 1917 reflected the Marxist and anticlerical zeitgeist of the Bolshevik Revolution of that same year.
La violencia anticlerical no es un fenomeno limitado a la Segunda Republica, aunque bien es cierto que--dada la falta de accion decisiva por parte de las autoridades--ha quedado vinculada a la misma.
Although Franck's family was not markedly devout, they were practicing Catholics and they may have resented that the Revolution imposed anticlerical laws on the Walloons in what later became southern Belgium.
The text is replete with anticlerical rhetoric, as don Guindo considered himself an enemy of the clergy.
Like Grodzka, Biedron is a member of the burgeoning anticlerical Palikot's Movement, now the third largest political party in terms of seats in the nation's Parliament.