What does the word ultramontane mean?

Usage examples for ultramontane

  1. And without facts on the other side, an impartial man will hold by the one fact which is certain, that the Church of England, popish as it was, was, unfortunately for it, not popish enough; and from its insular freedom, obnoxious to the Church of Rome, and the ultramontane clergy of Normandy; and was therefore to be believed capable- and therefore again accused- of any and every crime. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  2. The pretensions of the ultramontane clergy are, indeed, remarkable enough to attract the attention of others besides the liberals of Bavaria. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009