A quote from the former head of MI5 reported in The Telegraph sounds just like some folks I know:
One Dartington audience member asked Dame Stella for her opinion of security services in other countries. She replied: “The Italians were all ex-admirals and terribly courteous – lots of hand-kissing and bowing. The French were extremely good and seemed able to do anything. We worried about laws, they seemed able to do exactly what they liked so we rather envied them.”
I think we can conclude that traditional Catholics are just like spooks in these respects.