Saturday, October 15, 2011

An Article in November/December's The Catholic Answer Magazine

I certainly hope you subscribe to Our Sunday Visitor's The Catholic Answer Magazine, because I have an article in the November/December issue. The article is titled "Henry VIII's 'Achievement': What Was the Dissolution of the Monasteries?"

Here's just a little sample:

In October, 1536 an army of commoners and gentry advanced from the north of England under banners marked with the Five Wounds of Christ.

Led by Robert Aske, a barrister, they were the Pilgrimage of Grace, protesting the Dissolution of the Monasteries and changes in religious practice since Henry VIII’s Reformation Parliament had proclaimed him “Supreme Head and Governor” of the Church.

There were too many of them—30,000 to 40,000—for Henry’s small mercenary army to handle. Henry’s agent, Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, pretended to hear their terms to stop the Dissolution, get rid of bad advisors like Thomas Cromwell and restore the freedom of the Church protected in the Magna Carta.

I will be on the air with Al Kresta on Kresta in the Afternoon on November 15 from 4:40 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time (3:40 to 4:00 p.m. Central time) to discuss this article. I selected that date because it commemorates the execution of the last Abbots of Glastonbury and Reading in 1539. Locally, I will be making a presentation to the Serra Club (Metro chapter) that evening on the Catholic Martyrs of the English Reformation.

1 comment:

  1. Waiting for my copy. Great post and congratulations.