One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make Roman Catholic; convert to Catholicism.
- ‘Considerable numbers also came to escape the narrow confines of what was until quite recently a highly Catholicised society.’
- ‘The Catholicising Stuarts were asked back but the Restoration, as Scott shows, solved nothing.’
- ‘A 16-hour video series of his talks, Catholicizing America, is also being marketed at this time.’
- ‘When James II ascended the throne in 1685 and Catholicised the country Prince William planned to invade Britain in the name of his Protestant wife.’
- ‘But James's Catholicising policies and the birth of a Catholic son and heir in 1688, threatened to rob him of the prize.’
- ‘Much of Kyushu had been Catholicized and Nagasaki was as Christian a city as 5th century Constantinople.’
- ‘This is a superstitious, heavily Catholicized region where rapt attention is paid the priests who hold court and scare the locals.’
- ‘He was concerned about the Catholicising tendencies of the Oxford Movement.’
- ‘While Episcopalianism stands at a crossroads at present, that which remains of their traditional liturgy has become almost unconsciously Catholicized in the past century.’
- ‘Prior to eliminating any Protestant or Buddhist, he had first to Catholicize the fabric of Vietnam.’
- ‘Believing that the natives were savage, the new Americans were determined to Christianize or Catholicize the so-called savages.’
- ‘The region was effectively Catholicized during the Counter-Reformation.’
- ‘Not until the nineteenth century would some rural areas of Italy be fully Catholicized.’
- ‘As King Charles I increased his Catholicising process of the Anglican church, more and more religious refugees set off for New England.’
- ‘Franciscan missionaries moved into the area of the Rio Grande and began attempts to Catholicise the First Nations populations.’
- ‘The Spanish and French were particularly clear about their Catholicizing mission.’
- ‘In the years since Magellan landed on Guam, our people have been colonized, proselytized, Catholicized, and subsidized.’
- ‘However, today, any sacred meaning in them has been transferred to the saints and Catholicized ceremony.’
- ‘Furthermore, Pope Leo XIII knew that the rush of partisan politics was diverting the attention of Catholics from the business of Catholicizing their nation.’
- ‘In 1687, shortly before he had finished writing his Principia, he actively opposed King James II's attempt to Catholicise the universities and other institutions.’
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