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Catholic group unhappy with Colm Toibin's 'Mary' play on Broadway
Catholic group unhappy with Colm Toibin's 'Mary' play on Broadway

A Catholic group is speaking out against a new Broadway play by Irish novelist Colm Toibin that offers an alternative interpretation of the life of the Virgin Mary. "The Testament of Mary," starring Fiona Shaw, began preview performances this week at the Walter Kerr Theatre.  The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property published a lengthy statement on its website in which it called the play "blasphemous." "The Irish writer gives free rein to his imagination when expressing his contempt for the Gospels, Christian tradition, and Mary Most Holy," the group wrote. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times The group...

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