Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) was one of the most prolific authors of all time. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, worked on Latin documents, and made himself very well-informed about Christianity, but turned against it. But he was extremely naive about Jews; bear this in mind.

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Old Catholics, The.

J. McCabe, Rationalists Encyclopaedia

When the Vatican Council of 1870 defined the infallibility of the Pope, after months of struggle, Dr. Doellinger, the leading scholar of the German Catholic Church, and other professors of Munich University, broke away and some founded the separate body of the Old Catholics. They held that it was the Papalists, or New Catholics, who were disloyal to the Church. They were excommunicated, but still numbered 130,000 at the end of the century, and had branches in America and England.


 

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