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of or relating to or supporting Romanism

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Jazz sales were up slightly, but only because popish singer Norah Jones is classified on the charts as a jazz artist.
In 1867 the city was shaken to the core by the anti-Catholic riots stirred up by Protestant rabble-rouser William Murphy who said that he 'would prove to the people of Birmingham that every Popish priest was a murderer, a cannibal, a liar and a pickpocket'.
Popular sentiment strongly opposed it, fostered in large part by the increase of Irish immigration--"`how near to savages the Popish Irish are'" (4).
Most of these popish practices would fill a low church or Evangelical Anglican with abhorrence.
Having reproduced and ridiculed the Catholic Salisbury Use, and recounted a reformed history of "how and by whom this popish or rather apish Masse became so clamperde and patched togither" (1274), Foxe turns his attention to "such trinkettes as were to the foresaide Masse appertaining or circumstant, first, the linnen albes and Corporasses" (1276).
is, are, or shall be reconciled to or shall hold communion with the see or church of Rome or shall profess the popish religion or shall marry a papist.
An annual commemoration of something few people understand, a bungled 17th Century Popish plot.
Observing Christmas as a family-centered, domestic holiday quieted many Protestant complaints about the Popish character of the festival, and provided a venue for coddling children with presents supposedly delivered by that secularized saint, Santa Claus.
Among the loyal societies identified by Jacqueline Hill is The True Blue Club of Kilmaine, County Mayo, which excluded any Protestant who had "a great grandfather of the popish religion.
Their specialist subjects are Scott's Last Expedition, cult sci-fi series Blake's 7, PG Wodehouse's School Stories and The Popish Plot.
Parochial schools, perennial targets of anti-Catholics, were assailed as "training camps for Popish perversion of the coming generation" (112).
She argues that by imposing ceremonial changes James overplayed his hand, allowing radical Presbyterians who had previously been marginalized to regain the offensive, by associating bishops and royal interference in the assembly with the introduction of popish superstitions.
Hatred of Catholicism, Scott continues, changed from external threats round on the Continent to the troubling domestic policies of the 1620s, which to many Englishmen smelled popish.
Between 1778 and 1682, during the period of the Popish Plot and the Exclusion Crisis, these five plays were staged with added dark motifs and pessimistic episodes.
The Bill of Rights, of 1689, states that anybody who 'shall profess the Popish religion, or shall marry a Papist, shall be excluded, and be for ever incapable to inherit, possess or enjoy the Crown'.