Fr. Fitzgibbon compares Eddie Slade to Irish tenor Dennis Day
(1916-88), who was also a devout Roman Catholic and a radio and television star, most famous for The Jack Benny Program
(1950). See more
[Discussing Eddie's shoplifting
Now, Father, I know boys. But I can tell you right now that very few of them are ready to be canonized at thirteen years of age.
Father Chuck O'Malley
I'm not disagreeing with that part of it.
We're all the sons of Adam. I know that. And at Eddie's age, it's not always such a broad jump from the apple in the Garden to a can of peaches in Shapiro's Market.