From the Beeb:
Girls equal in British throne succession
Sons and daughters of any future UK monarch will have equal right to the throne, after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws. [Ho hum… bigger news is below…]
The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries where the Queen is head of state unanimously approved the changes at a summit in Perth, Australia.
It means a first-born daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would take precedence over younger brothers.
The ban on the monarch being married to a Roman Catholic was also lifted. [THAT’s news.]
On scrapping the ban on future monarchs marrying Roman Catholics, Mr Cameron said: “Let me be clear, the monarch must be in communion with the Church of England because he or she is the head of that Church. But it is simply wrong they should be denied the chance to marry a Catholic if they wish to do so. After all, they are already quite free to marry someone of any other faith.”
We know that it is no longer required that non-Catholic spouses in mixed marriages agree as a sine qua non to raised children as Catholics, but this could lead to a Catholic apostatizing or abandoning her or his duties to children.
Is, for example, the first born of a future monarch with a Catholic spouse going to be raised Catholic? The second born? The third born?
Talk about pressure never to live one’s faith in the public square!
Or am I getting this wrong?
Think about this over a nice cup of tea from the Wyoming Carmelites (they have changed their page, btw)!