“WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR THRONE?” (Mt 20:17-28): 20 February 2008 (Wednesday)

“WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR THRONE?” (Mt 20:17-28):  20 February 2008 (Wednesday)

Today’s Readings

I recently saw “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” starring Cate Blanchett, a sequel to her 1998 film.  Although like the first, it struck me as a bit too anti-Catholic and anti-Jesuit, the movie nevertheless offered a moving portrait of Elizabeth I, who had to deal with the threat of Spain’s rising power as well as Catholic plots against her life.  Central to all these conflicts was her cousin, the Catholic Mary Stuart, whom many Catholics believed to be the rightful queen of England and whom Elizabeth had imprisoned and was forced to execute.