Posted By: December 05, 2022



VIDEO # 39. Monday, December 5, 2022.


Hi, I’m Fr. Sean McManus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus in Washington, DC, and Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize.


And this is our Thirty Ninth—yes, thirty-ninth! — social-media video on our “One Ireland Petition,” and on England’s undemocratic Partition of Ireland perpetrated on December 23, 1920, by the London Parliament —with the assent of the then King of England, which made it law.


And now, King Charles is the new King of England. In the past 102 years—and indeed since the Act of Settlement of 1701— there is only ONE absolutely constitutional requirement for inheriting the English Throne: THE KING OR QUEEN OF ENGLAND MUST NOT BE CATHOLIC — MUST NOT BE CATHOLIC. They can be Jewish, Muslim, or any other religion—but they cannot be a member of the OLDEST largest religion in the history of the world.


Can that possibly be true, you may say. … And no wonder, because this outrageous anti-Catholic discrimination and bigotry enshrined in the British Constitution is covered up by the media. You will not see this anti-Catholic discrimination being condemned on the front pages of the New York Times or the Washington Post … So, the world is not rally aware of it.


But you can be certain if there were a clause in the Irish Constitution declaring that a Protestant could not be President of the Irish Republic, then the media would be constantly denouncing it—as the media should; and I, myself, would be the very first to denounce it.


Now if you find it hard to believe that the British constitution would still have—in this day and age—such viciously anti-Catholic discrimination, do not just take my word for it.  Let’s go the website of the Royal Family —Royal.UK— where it is stated: “The Act of Settlement of 1701 was designed to secure the Protestant succession to the throne …” and, “A Roman Catholic is specifically excluded from succession to the throne.” 

 Nothing could be more clear than that—constitutionally designed anti-Catholic discrimination and bigotry … Like having a clause in the United States constitution to ban a Black person being president.


But some may say by way of an attempted excuse, “That is because the Queen or King is also the Head of the Church of England.” Well, of course, that is no justification for discrimination and bigotry. Instead, it is further proof of the wisdom and importance of the ‘Establishment Clause— ‘the clause in the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution 

that prohibits the establishment of religion by Congress’ [my online dictionary]. Because the moment you have an Established Religion, some people, many people, will be discriminated against.


Furthermore, consider this: The House of Lords reserves 26 seats for its Church of Ireland bishops, one of the few parliaments in the world where religion directly influences civil law. Iran is the only other country where parliament reserves places for unelected clerics.


The anti-Catholic clause in the Act of Settlement of 1701—the foundation stone of the Royal Family— may not mean much to the ordinary English person, but it most certainly means a whole lot to the anti-Catholic Unionists/Protestants in Northern Ireland. Unionist/Protestant leaders have consistently declared that their loyalty is not just to the British Crown but to “Protestant succession to the crown.”


The anti-Catholic clause in the Act of Settlement of 1701 condones and legitimizes Orange/Protestant anti-Catholic bigotry and hatred in Northern Ireland. Just as an anti-Black clause in the American constitution would have condoned and justified the racism of White supremacists in America … Who could possibly disagree with that self-evident truth!


So, what can YOU do about England’s terrible record and ongoing horrible legacy in Ireland?


Do you want to build up The Beloved Community, as advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.— in a new, shared, Ireland in unity, peace, justice, equality, and solidarity?


Well, you can immediately sign and share the Irish National Caucus “One Ireland Petition” which proudly and beautifully declares: “Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


This splendid Petition has over 31,000 signers.

The Petition is hosted by It is on Twitter and Facebook, and on the Irish National Caucus website.


And please help us to continue our good and vital work by donating to the Irish National Caucus.

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Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you.

God save Ireland. END.