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Drawing from his book Cranmer's Godly Order, English author and historian Michael Davies tells the story of English Catholics in one of the grave crisis periods of Church history: the Protestant revolt and the Anglican Schism under King Henry VIII. 


One of Davies central observations is that it was liturgical piety that led thousands of English Catholics to give their lives rather than adopt a revolutionary and implicitly heretical new rite of Mass. A moving treatment of the heroism of martyrs and their tenacious devotion to Holy Mass and the tradition of their forebears. 

Video: They Died for the Mass

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