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The Catholic Church in Colonial America by Dr. Marian T. Horvat

The Catholic Church in Colonial America by Dr. Marian T. Horvat | Colonial America | Scoop.it
Anti-Catholicism in the original thirteen colonies, Catholics in the colonial period

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Sydney Pribanic's comment, March 23, 2013 1:26 PM
The laws, preachings, and books put out between 1645 and 1763 show the hatred for Catholics. It went so far that in May 1647 Massachussetts Bay enacted a law even though no known Catholics lived there. The law stated "All and every Jesuit, seminary priest, missionary or other spiritual or ecclesiastical person made or ordained by any authority, power or jurisdiction, derived, challenged or pretended. from the Pope of See of Rome." When Georgia was chartered in 1732 it was given religious freedom by King George II, except for Catholics.
Sydney Pribanic's comment, March 23, 2013 1:29 PM
In Pennsylvania specifically, William Penn had tolerance. In 1701, Pennsylvania governed a religious tolerance for everyone who believed in God. WIlliam Penn's distrust of the Catholic religion had bad effects. New doctrines indirectly took away the Catholic right to be politically involved because of their "dangerous" connections to the pope. However, no specific rules completely prevented Catholics from anything like there were in other states. In Pennsylvania the Catholic Church prospered compared to in other states.
Sydney Pribanic's comment, March 23, 2013 1:29 PM
In Pennsylvania specifically, William Penn had tolerance. In 1701, Pennsylvania governed a religious tolerance for everyone who believed in God. WIlliam Penn's distrust of the Catholic religion had bad effects. New doctrines indirectly took away the Catholic right to be politically involved because of their "dangerous" connections to the pope. However, no specific rules completely prevented Catholics from anything like there were in other states. In Pennsylvania the Catholic Church prospered compared to in other states.
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What were the Original 13 Colonies

What were the Original 13 Colonies | Colonial America | Scoop.it
This site has description of the Thirteen Original Colonies at the time of the Revolutionary War...

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Danielle Mead's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:00 PM

Has nice maps and information!