Friday, 2 November 2007


Prof Cardini, in his excellent remarks about the new film about the well-known heretic, schismatic, and usurper Queen Elizabeth I (I'm a proud member of a facebook group dedicated to the propogation of this idea), makes another good point. Anti-Catholicism, he says, stems from a knowledge among other faiths that "without Catholicism, Christianity would lose its true fulcrum". Ouch. Try this one out on your Protestant friends.

1 comment:

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

I remember reading once that a Catholic contemporary of hers once refered to Elizabeth as something like, "Bess the bitch who feeds upon her Catholic subjects much as her father did". Of course the word 'bitch' was meant in a different sense back then...