Father Paul, Nate's friend since they were both in the Catholic seminary, is fighting to prevent St. Nicholas' Church, where he is the parish priest, from being bought and turned into a mall by ruthless real estate tycoon Andrew Grant. After Father Paul is beaten and hospitalized by a street gang hired by Grant, Nate assembles his team. They arrange for Sophie to become Grant's media adviser and set up a "miracle" in which the statue of St. Nicholas weeps real tears. Even with Grant turning every obstacle into an opportunity, Paul objecting to 'dirty tricks' and the Vatican sending their own investigators to check out the "miracle", Nate persists. Written by
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Sophie correctly identifies Saint Nicholas as "the patron saint of thieves", referring to Saint Nicholas of Myra who, because of his reputation for secret gift-giving (such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him) is also the model for Santa Claus, so both Sophie and Parker are right. See more
The priest says that the word "miracle" doesn't appear in the Old or New Testaments of the Bible. As a Catholic Priest, he would likely be referring to the New American Bible, and in that translation, the word "miracle" or "miracles" never appears, though many miracles are described. However, in most other Bible translations, "miracle" or "miracles" appears multiple times: ESV (13), NASB (31), KJV (37), NIV (42). See more
[questioning a gang member
You got a number.
[hands him a paper
Can you do something with that?
Seven digits. I can find you on Mars.