Monday, November 5, 2018

Anti-Catholicism in British Colonial America, Part 1: New England

The anti-Catholicism of the English Reformation, including the harsh Penal Laws that limited the economic, political and religious freedom of Catholics were brought to North America by the English colonists. From 1607 through the American Revolution, there were at least one-hundred and fifteen colonial laws that penalized Catholics, preventing them from practicing their faith and exercising their right to participate in the political process.Some of these laws actually made it a capital crime to be a Catholic priest in a number of English colonies. This months lecture will focus on the anti-Catholicism of the New England Colonies.

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018, Central New York Marian Center, Vespers at 6:30, Lecture at 6:50