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nocturnalmonarchist

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Were Catholics mostly loyalist, or patriot?
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I am not all that active on these forums, but when I spotted your question, I though of this:


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While there were a number of individual Catholics who were patriots, in general they were far better represented on the Loyalist side; indeed, there was even an all-Cathllic brigade, the Roman Catholic Volunteers!
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Now usually people tell us that the british didn't like Catholics so there was no winner for Catholics in the US. Is this untrue?
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Catholics in Britain and Ireland suffered severe legal disabilities, though the long, slow process towards the abolition of these was under way and there was no as such persecution, nor was it illegal simply to be Catholic. One of the many complaints of the colonists on the other hand was the toleration and legal status afforded to Catholicism in Quebec. So I would have thought that while no choice was ideal from their perspective it would have been more in the interests of American Catholics to adhere to the Crown.
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