Catholics living in the 21stCentury are well aware of the persecutions of Catholics, which occurred at the time of the Reformation, resulting in murder and theft of property simply for holding Catholic beliefs. The persecution has in fact continued to modern times, as laid out in the Act of Resettlement 1701, which forbids a Catholic from becoming our King or Queen, while the Monarch is prevented by this archaic law to marrying a Catholic. Indeed some members of the Royal family, who were in-line to be Monarch, have had to give up their right of succession because they married a Catholic. The UK remains discriminatory in that the heir to the throne can marry anyone he likes from our multi-cultural society but not a Roman Catholic!
The Act of Resettlement 1701 should be repealed as it is discriminatory against Catholics.