Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Irish Jesuit On Barry Fitzgerald

"Barry Fitzgerald was a Dublin-born actor who was so successful at playing an Irish priest that he left an impression of all Irish priests as wise, holy and just a little bit daft. Fitzgerald was, in fact, a Protestant and his birthplace was beside a tiny synagogue (now the Irish Jewish Museum). The image of the Irish priest has changed: he is now seen in dark colours rather than dark clothing."

Link (here) to the post of Fr. Fergus O'Donoghue, SJ, his blog is entitled, Studies: an Irish Quarterly Review.

Blogger Note: In my opinion the world was made a better place with Barry Fitzgerald's classic performances in, Going My Way and The Quiet Man.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Amen, Jospeh! Now, if we see priests at all in the movies, they are exorcists.