The question was taken up by Peel, hitherto an anti-catholic.
At any moment of anti-catholic excitement he might be arrested and clapped into prison.
It developed strong religious prejudices, and was marked by the memorable anti-catholic riots in Philadelphia.
So far, however, they have failed to stir up an anti-catholic movement in Peru.
But few will deny that Motley wrote his very attractive histories at a white heat of Republican and anti-catholic fervour.
I need not recall to your minds the anti-catholic declarations of the Continental Congresses.
In 1852 both Whigs and Democrats were forced to defend their presidential nominees against charges of anti-catholic sentiment.
Upon the fate of Valenciennes had depended, as if by common agreement, the whole destiny of the anti-catholic party.
They denied them because of the anti-catholic feeling inside Germany which the lies had stirred up.
Thus audaciously, successfully, and hitherto without bloodshed, was the anti-catholic revolution commenced in Flanders.
mid-14c., "of the doctrines of the ancient Church," literally "universally accepted," from French catholique, from Church Latin catholicus "universal, general," from Greek katholikos, from phrase kath' holou "on the whole, in general," from kata "about" + genitive of holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)). Applied to the Church in Rome c.1554, after the Reformation began. General sense of "of interest to all, universal" is from 1550s.