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A Catholic look at Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes has suggested that Season Three of the hit show, now showing in the UK, will contain a storyline about Catholicism – but were there any Catholic themes in the first two seasons? Earlier this year, James Martin SJ and Tim Reidy took ‘A Catholic Look at Downton’ in a podcast for America, and you can read their thoughts on Thinking Faith.

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Downton Abbey creator takes leading role

Scene from Downton Abbey

Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes has become Vice President of the Catholic Association of Performing Arts. The announcement was made during a special centenary dinner at Alan Hall in Chelsea.

During the evening, Lord Fellowes said that Catholicism would be entering the storyline of his popular ITV series Downton Abbey at some point in the near future. When questioned a...

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