posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by Rook1545
The reason why the Monarchs couldn't be Catholic stems from the 17th century, not from Henry VIII's reign, as many monarchs that followed him were
What caused the ban on catholic Monarchs was the fact that when they were Catholic, it was detrimental to the realm due to them following direction
from the Pope, amongst other things.
Go read up on the Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Succession.
EDIT: Oh, Blair was best described as Anglo-Catholic, that is he was Anglican but sympathetic to the Roman Church. His wife has always been a
Catholic. Saying he was Atheist prior to his "conversion" to catholicism he had discussed his religious beliefs before.
In an interview with Michael Parkinson broadcast on ITV1 on 4 March 2006, Blair referred to the role of his Christian faith in his decision to go to
war in Iraq, stating that he had prayed about the issue, and saying that God would judge him for his decision: "I think if you have faith about
these things, you realise that judgement is made by other people … and if you believe in God, it's made by God as well."
[edit on 16/6/08 by stumason]