Daily Archives: July 19, 2011

Shakespeare’s Secret Faith

From: The National Catholic Register. A literary sleuth unmasks looks at the Bard’s Catholicity. by JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND  When the archbishop of Canterbury recently broke his church’s long silence and acknowledged that William Shakespeare was probably a Catholic, it was … Continue reading

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The scaffold speech of Fr John Plessington

July 19 is the feast of St John Plessington, one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. He was born c.1637 at Dimples, Lancashire, the son of Robert Plessington, a Royalist Catholic and Alice Rawstone. The family was persecuted for both … Continue reading

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