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10 Signs That Shakespeare Was Catholic

shakespeare was catholic

 

Every clue points to the fact that William Shakespeare “dyed a Papyst” – or a loyal Catholic.

 

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

There are probably no greater academic debating topics than the mysterious life of the Bard of Avon — William Shakespeare.  Did he really write those plays? If he didn’t, who did? Was he involved in the Elizabethan spy network?  Was he a secret Catholic? Are there pro-Catholic “codes” is his plays?

Flying on Sunday? Many airport chapels offer Mass

church while traveling

Washington D.C., May 28, 2018 / 12:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Flying on Sunday and need a place for Mass? A recent study revealed that 40 percent of major US airports have chapels offering Sunday Mass times for travelers and airport employees. 

 

Taking data from the 30 busiest airports in the U.S., the Pew Research Center identified airports offering Mass and other forms of Christian worship as well as Jewish and Muslim prayer services. 

 

Labouré Alum Becomes Food Network’s “Chopped” Champion

Laboure alumni champion of Food Network's "Chopped"

On November 10th Sister Alicia Torres of the Franciscans of the Eucharist won the Food Network’s popular “Chopped” competition.  Sister Alicia was a member of the 2009 class of Labouré aspirants, and has been cooking since grade school.  She regularly prepares meals for her community, in addition to running a food kitchen which serves the poor and homeless in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Blueprint for Ordination Success: the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska

Diocese of Lincoln's blueprint for ordination

So often these days we read of the ongoing collapse of Catholicism in the west.  In diocese after diocese we see parishes and schools closing or consolidating, a decline in priests as older clergy pass away at rates higher than new ordinations, and a widespread loss of the next generation to either the secular left or the evangelical right.

We also read of various plans to counter these trends. Everyone seems to have a program to promote, a new strategy to increase vocations, to increase weekly Mass attendance, to keep teens from fleeing the faith…

Sisters of Life hold up dignity of single moms in 25-year-old ministry

Sisters of Life 25 year ministry

By Beth Griffin Catholic News Service

NEW YORK (CNS) — On a drizzly gray morning in early May, the bright kitchen at Visitation Mission on Manhattan’s East Side was filled with the sound of laughter and the inviting aromas of fresh-cut vegetables and baking cookies as postulants and novices of the Sisters of Life prepared food for themselves and their anticipated guests.

Irish priest who saved thousands in WW2 honoured at Vatican

Irish priest saves thousands during WWll

By Aaron James

The Vatican’s honoured an Irish priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied Soldiers during World War II.

Fr Hugh O’Flaherty disguised himself from the Nazi secret police and set up safe houses for thousands of soldiers in Rome between 1943-44 including one right next to the secret police’s main headquarters in Rome.

Student loan debt halts N.Y. woman’s dream to become a nun

Vocation blocked by student loan debt

CBS News – July 13, 2016

NEW YORK — A young woman wants to be a nun, but has been told she can’t until she pays off her debts.

As CBS New York reported, a fashion designer by day, 28-year-old Alida Taylor said her calling to become a nun was not always clear.

After graduating from the University of Louisiana with a degree in fashion, Taylor landed a job with a Broadway costume designer in New York City.