Sunday, August 24, 2008

Immaculate Mary

This wonderful hymn to Our Lady is sung here by an English choir, and sung in the English style. It is worth remembering that before Henry VIII wrecked Catholic England so that he could persist in adultery against his lawful wife-and hence gave rise to Protestantism on a widespread scale in the English-speaking world-England was known as the Dowry of Mary.

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At Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "the Dowry of Mary" thing actually had more to do with Henry VIII leaving the Catholic Church than did his situation with his wife. He needed an annulment; that kind'a thing happened frequently with European Nobility at the time. The Pope for his own reasons said "no" - the sanctity of marriage not being one of the reasons - and so Henery said "C Ya!"
This gets into and became what we now call seperation of Church and State.
I say good for Henery VIII! The Pope is today what he always should have been and nothing more: A Spritual leader to those of his church.



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