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On This Day: Jesuits Banned In Massachusetts

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Interesting historical tidbit today unseen for the military and business holiday. On this date in 1647, the Massachusetts Bay Puritans banned the Society of Jesus priests, God’s Soldiers, on penalty of death if caught. No Jesuits were martyred for disobeying the law, but anti-Catholicism prejudice lived on in Massachusetts and experienced a revival up during the Irish immigration of the 19th century. It wasn’t until Massachusetts produced a Roman Catholic president that state pride in it’s native son was felt, his religion be damned, or at least tolerated.


Written by smalltalkwitht

May 26, 2008 at 3:06 pm

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  1. Church of Jesu. ( aka Society of Jesus) Also headquarters of the Knights of Malta. Founded in 1534 by Ignatius Loyola to combat the reformation and propagate the faith. The Jesuits are more like a secret society. I wouldn’t trust those people.


    May 27, 2008 at 7:24 am

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