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…he was Catholic. At least, that’s what Ave Maria University Lit professor Joseph Pearce says. While it ain’t exactly DaVinci Code-ish, Pearce’s research flies in the face of common scholarship. In 17th Century Protestant England, Catholics could be fined, prohibited from holding public office or killed, hence the playwright’s secretive faith, according to Pearce. But […]