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Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2021!

In the past, National “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” has like a prefatory defalcator stealthily crept in upon my dawning awareness.  Not so this year. During this last year, under the inspiration of Sir Patrick Stewart and at the admonition of … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 114. “Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you…”

#ASonnetADay – 114. “Or whether doth my mind, being crown’d with you…” pic.twitter.com/nB0fnZQyg3 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 10, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – 113. “Since I left you mine eye is in my mind…”

#ASonnetADay – 113. “Since I left you mine eye is in my mind…” pic.twitter.com/seClV4bGEY — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 10, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – 103. “Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth…”

#ASonnetADay – 103. “Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth…” pic.twitter.com/xt69t3Rnf6 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 30, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – 98. “From you have I been absent in the spring…”

#ASonnetADay – 98. “From you have I been absent in the spring…” pic.twitter.com/6eBg8RA0Ms — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 23, 2020

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#SonnetADay – 85. “My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still…”

#SonnetADay – 85. “My tongue-tied Muse in manners holds her still…” pic.twitter.com/FywnRfvoSo — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 9, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – 25. “Let those who are in favour … ah heck! … SUPERDAWG!”

#ASonnetADay – 25. SUPERDAWG! pic.twitter.com/m988etOHBr — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 1, 2020

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Esolen on virtue and chastity in “Wonder Woman” (not the one you immediately thought of)

When I would explain the Decalogue to children, I’d say something like: God didn’t give us rules because he wanted to ruin our fun.  These rules are God’s way of saying, “Don’t hurt yourself.  You are made in my image.  … Read More

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A Talk Like Shakespeare Day Gift to the Fair Readership that frequenteth This Blog

It’s… Talk Like Shakespeare Day! #TalkLikeShakespeare #TalkLikeShakespeareDay Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. Hear, O gentles! Also strive to use in thy fair speech some homage to the Bard. Maybe … Read More

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French First Folio Found

I saw a blurb about this the other day on the news, but it was so facile that it didn’t get my attention until now. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, for which I also write, the Catholic Herald. Shakespeare … Read More

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Getting Shakespeare WRONG

As some of you know, I am a great fan of The Bard. (For example, HERE.  I really must get back to that some day.) I saw at Saint Austin Review a piece by Joseph Pearce which struck a nerve. … Read More

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Drawing from material that I have posted in the past, I warmly remind the readership that today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. O list, … Read More

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Of priest holes and peddler trunks

In another post today I mentioned Shakespeare.  Here is another Shakespearean connection with something that is just too cool. At The Shakespeare Blog I saw an entry about an October fair held in Stratford-upon-Avon.  The post concerns itinerant players and peddlers … Read More

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Of Cassius, Caesar, and the Al Smith Dinner

If you watch the video of Card. Dolan’s final words and blessing at the end of the Al Smith Dinner (HERE), you will hear him quip in a self-deprecating way that he had hoped that Gov. Christie of New Jersey … Read More

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London sojourn update

Yesterday after Holy Mass at the little church on Maiden Lane near Covent Garden, a group of people met up at The Coal Hole, nearby on The Strand, for an extemp blognic.  Here are a few pics of the proceedings. … Read More

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London Sunday

After resolving the necessary prayers this morning, I helped with Communion at Mass (no EMHCs here!), said Mass, had lunch with the parish priest, sang Vespers in choro at the Brompton Oratory, and am now at the Globe Theatre waiting … Read More

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: healths and hands and the finger

This Sunday’s Collect for the Extraordinary Form survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used in the Ordinary Form on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent. COLLECT (1962MR): … Read More

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A Most Tragikal Hystory of Obama I

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day! In honor of this day, I urge you to speak in iambic pentameter and use words like “fleer”, “prithee”, and “guerdon”. In honor of this banner day, anniversary most auspicious, I have in … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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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