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"Brides of Christ" Catherine (1991)

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John Alsop (written by)
Original Air Date:
1991 (Season 1, Episode 6)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Cameron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Alsop  written by

Produced by
Penny Chapman .... executive producer
Sue Masters .... producer
Liam Miller .... executive producer
Cinematography by
James Bartle 
Film Editing by
Tony Kavanagh 
Costume Design by
Annie Marshall 
Production Management
Tony Kavanagh .... post-production supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Bacon .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Nicole La Macchia .... assistant editor (as Nicole LaMacchia)
Series Cast
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Simon Burke ... Jack Delahunty
Philip Quast ... Ian McGregor

Melissa Jaffer ... Sister Attracta

Damon Herriman ... Grant

Russell Crowe ... Dominic Maloney
Peter Braunstein ... Frank Markham
Syd Conabere ... Da
Stuart Finch ... Father Riordan
John Frawley ... Bishop
Frank Gallacher ... Priest
Keith Holloway ... Lawrie Tierney
Adrian Lee ... Kevin
Stephen Leeder ... Brother Thomas
Ned Manning ... Helen
Russell Newman ... Brother Louis
Rob Steele ... Senator Kearney
John Stone ... Roger Conlan
Leo Taylor ... Bill Fitzgerald
Michael Winchester ... Martin Tierney
Paul Williams ... Mark
John Langrishe ... Tom Heffernan
Christen Cornell ... Lucy Mulcady
Caroline Gillmer ... Sister Philomena

Pippa Grandison ... Bernadette
Deborah Hanley ... Mary Statue
Tatham Lennox ... Anne Fitzgerald (as Tathom Lennox)
Kristen Minichbauer ... Carmel Fitzgerald
Genevieve Mooy ... Judith Fitzgerald
Antonia Murphy ... Novice Therese
Louise Pajo ... Jean Markham
Hazel Phillips ... Mrs. Purley
Irene Rowland ... Sister Perpetua
Anne Tenney ... Liz Heffernan
Bianca Sulkowicz ... Diane, aged 6
Liberty Lee ... Frances, aged 8

Series Crew
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Original Music by
Mario Millo 
William Motzing 
Makeup Department
Chiara Tripodi .... makeup artist (1991)
Sound Department
Fabian Sanjurjo .... dialogue editor
Other crew
Sandy Stevens .... production coordinator
Kim Vecera .... business affairs manager (1991)

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Going Against The Church's Teachings, 17 December 2014
Author: Desertman84 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The final episode of Brides Of Christ entitled "Catherine" focuses on what life has become in the year 1968 at Spirito Santo particularly Sister Catherine and the characters that we have met in the last five episodes.

In it,we get to see clashes between Sister Catherine and Sister Agnes over the article written by Frances adhering to the use of birth control.Meanwhile,we get to see Mary Maloney,the mother of her friend,Brigid who decides to go to an abortion after finding out that she is once again pregnant with her seventh after taking into consideration that she can no longer have another child. Sister Catherine becomes directly involved when she urges Mary to use some form of birth control but she later is consumed by tons of guilt after realizing what Mary had gone through.As for Frances,she was expelled from school.This added more guilt to Sister Catherine after realizing that she has somehow ruined her future. She also persuaded an academically gifted Brigid,who was interested into becoming a nun,to go otherwise to the disappointment of Sister Agnes.In the end,she decided to leave as she felt that she could no longer be a servant of God for she go against a large percentage of the church's teachings and doctrines.Later,we see her become an author of new book which she dedicates to the nuns of Spirito Santo.She also still uses her name as a nun - Catherine Markham - instead of her birth name Diane.

The final episode truly is wonderful conclusion to the mini- series.It was just too bad that Sister Agnes wasn't given that much screen time to prove her side to counter the beliefs of Sister Catherine.It would have been better if she did fully see the transformation and the change of beliefs that Sister Catherine had after she left becoming a nun.

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