His involvement with Catholicism took on a new dimension in the 1580s. Following Pope Pius V 's papal bull Regnans in Excelsis , in 1570, which absolved Elizabeth's subjects from allegiance to her and effectively made her an outlaw in the eyes of the Catholic Church, Catholicism became increasingly identified with sedition in the eyes of the Tudor authorities. With the influx of missionary priests trained at the English College, Douai , (now in France but then part of the Spanish Netherlands) and in Rome from the 1570s onwards, relations between the authorities and the Catholic community took a further turn for the worse. Byrd himself is found in the company of prominent Catholics. In 1583 he got into serious trouble because of his association with Paget, who was suspected of involvement in the Throckmorton Plot , and for sending money to Catholics abroad. As a result of this, Byrd's membership of the Chapel Royal was apparently suspended for a time, restrictions were placed on his movements, and his house was placed on the search list. In 1586 he attended a gathering at a country house in the company of Father Henry Garnett (later executed for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot ) and the Catholic poet Robert Southwell . 
But wasn’t just the foes of Israel that started to suffer. With these blacklistings came the increasing harassment of traditionist christian military leaders as well , using very well funded legal teams led by people like Mikey Weinstein ( https:///wiki/Michael_L._Weinstein ) Weinstein, by the way, was previously best known as one of the people who, while legal counsel in the Reagan White House, tried to cover up Israel’s role in the Iran Contra scandal and let President Reagan take entire blame for it.
Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Q's will be appearing with Glenn Phillips Band for two dates at the 30A Songwriters festival in Florida this weekend, January 17-19. Glenn will play two dates: Saturday, January 18 at Pandora's Main Room at 9:30 pm (just before Matthew Sweet!) and Sunday, January 19 at noon at the Gulf Place Amphitheater. The 30A SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL is a three-day music festival featuring more than 150 songwriters and over 200 performances in venues ranging from intimate listening rooms to spacious outdoor amphitheaters along scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida. For information, schedules and updates visit: http:///