August 6, 2021

The fake Arab prince in this Groucho Marx show? It’s William Peter Blatty, 10 years before he wrote ‘The Exorcist’

The guy in the first round became famous for a great deal more than impersonating Arab princes.

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  1. Maryland, site of the first colonial Catholic Mass. Archbishop John Carroll SJ Founder of Georgetown and first bishop and archbishop of the US. Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Daniel Carroll, Founding Father and signatory at the Constitutional Convention.

    Present Results: 2nd Catholic president, presently 6 of 9 Catholic Supreme Court Justices (with a 7th raised Catholic), 134 Catholic Representatives in the House, 24 Catholics in the Senate, and former Speaker Paul Ryan (whom you might remember best from the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, watch it again now) having successfully invited a sitting Pontiff to address Congress. All that said before we get started talking about the numerous literary and Hollywood heavy hitting influences like William Peter Blatty ...

    I think it's fair to say that the Jesuit conspiracy is neither merely a theory, nor a secret, nor unsuccessful.

    "I would like to relieve the word 'conspiracy' of its invidious connotations. It is devoid of these in its original Latin sense, both literal and tropical. Literally, it means unison, concord, unanimity in opinion and feeling, a 'breathing together.'" Rev. John Courtney Murray, SJ, of happy memory