Tag Archives: Shakespeare

QUAERITUR: ad libbing during Masses with children

From a priest: I am an associate pastor and am charged with celebrating Masses in our elementary schools. For these Masses, the pastor has taken the liberty to modify the prayers (collect, prayer over the offerings, post communion prayer) and … Continue reading

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What I think about that!

This echoes something of my thought about the new Shakespeare movie which I don’t intend to pay to see.

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New Shakespeare movie

A new movie about Shakespeare is out. The premise is absurd: Shakespeare’s plays were not written by William Shakespeare. Piffle, to that. Still, I saw the trailer and the CGI of Elizabethan London looks pretty good. Joseph Pearce has a … Continue reading

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“This day is called the feast of Crispian.”

From a reader: A little trivia for you. Today commemorates the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. “He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’ … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Catholic

When I was seven, I discovered Shakespeare. Ever since his works have never been far from my reach.  In my seventh year I was given sets of LP records with some of the greatest actors in the world reading the … Continue reading

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The dangers of English… Shakespeare… !

This is from Jihad Watch by Robert Spencer with my emphases and comments. Apparently there is an Islamic faith watchdog group in Britain which makes sure everything is according to Hoyle in schools.  Some inspectors are linked to “radical Islamist … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day

An oldie but a perennially valid goody.  Last year a dear friend sent this excellent piece: In recognition of Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday, this Thursday, April 23, 2009, will be Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Shakespeare is a part of our everyday … Continue reading

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ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of the health care battle.

A tip of the biretta o{]:¬)   to American Catholic who got this in turn from IowaHawk. Enjoy!  And remember!  Talk Like Shakespeare Day is coming up! (with apologies to the Bard) ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of … Continue reading

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Did Shakespeare study for the priesthood… in Rome?

Fr. Longenecker has an interesting post about Shakespeare: The literature on Shakespeare being a Catholic keeps mounting. Clare Asquith’s book Shadowplay along with the scholarship of Fr.Peter Milward started the ball rolling, then Joseph Pearce’s excellent, The Quest for Shakespeare … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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