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Banning Books

19 Nov
English: Photograph, Christ Church Cathedral, ...

Photograph, Montreal, QC, 1869 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

On November 19, 1869, the body of Joseph Guibord was buried in Montreal under police protection.

 

There had been riots in Montreal because Guibord had criticized Roman Catholic clergy for banning certain books.  Many Roman Catholics felt he should not be buried in consecrated ground.

 

 

 

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4 responses to “Banning Books

  1. xpat92

    November 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Hi,
    A sincere Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed discovering your blog. What fascinating stories.
    I shall share w/ my hubby (he does Genealogy with Quebec family trees). He will be thrilled.
    You are welcome anytime on my blog.
    Cheers!

     
    • tkmorin

      November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks! I’m happy to have you (and your hubby) on board! Let me know if there’s something specific you want ..
      Salut!

       
  2. dcmontreal

    November 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Nice post! I work right across the street from Christ Church Cathedral. It hasn’t changed too much since the photo above, except they put the whole thing up on stilts for a few years while they built a shopping promenade underneath. Then the built a skyscraper behind it but copied the cathedral window motif in it.
    http://promenadescathedrale.com/home-shopping-centre-downtown-montreal.php

     
    • tkmorin

      November 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks, i’ll check it out! 🙂

       

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