In the near future, the Catholic church has joined with other western religions in an ecumenical movement that has washed out much of the original message of the religion. A group of Irish ... See full summary »

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The Abbot
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Father General
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Father Kinsella
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Father Manus
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Father Matthew
Godfrey Quigley ...
Father Walter
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Brother Kevin
Leon Vitali ...
Brother Donald
Seamus Healy ...
Brother Pius
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Brother Paul
John Franklyn ...
Brother Martin
Patrick Long ...
Brother Sean
Cecil Sheridan ...
Brother Malachy
Tom Jordan ...
Father Terrence
Liam Burk ...
Brother Daniel
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In the near future, the Catholic church has joined with other western religions in an ecumenical movement that has washed out much of the original message of the religion. A group of Irish monks have begun saying the mass again in Latin and have begun to have an international following. Martin Sheen is sent from Rome to bring them to task and they must confront what is truly essential in their worship and what is not. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Riveting for believers, half-believers and unbelievers alike [Video Australia]

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A passionate story of faith
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the dialog in this movie to be extremely relevant and responsive to many of the issues confronting the Anglican Communion today. The story line was simple and yet thought provoking. The mindset of the bureaucracy represented by Fr. Kinsella, with all the liberal attempts to make the church more relevant to man, seemed to miss that fact that God had already done that in Christ. This was a good movie for anyone distressed by the continued liberality of the Church.

I was deeply impressed with the passionate appeals of Fr. Manus (Cyril Cusack) in his defense of the Latin Mass and the language of the Church "in talking to God and not to just one's neighbor."


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