Romanism

Romanism is a word that was used as a derogatory term for Roman Catholicism in the past when anti-Catholicism was more common in the United States and the United Kingdom. The term was frequently used in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century Republican invectives against the Democrats, as part of the slogan "Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion" (referencing the Democratic party's constituency of Southerners and anti-Temperance, frequently Catholic, working-class immigrants). The term and slogan gained particular prominence in the 1884 presidential campaign and again in 1928, in which the Democratic candidate was the outspokenly anti-Prohibition Catholic Governor of New York Al Smith.

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  • (1917)Is Romanism Christianity? by T.W. Medhurst (from The Fundamentals)
  • (1881)Romanism and the Reformation by Henry Grattan Guinness
  • (2000)The Bible and Romanism – the window-dressing continues, by Arthur Noble
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