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Catholics 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 29 November 1973
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 »

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Brian Moore (screenplay), Brian Moore (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... The Abbot
Raf Vallone ... Father General
Martin Sheen ... Father Kinsella
Cyril Cusack ... Father Manus
Andrew Keir ... Father Matthew
Godfrey Quigley ... Father Walter
Michael Gambon ... Brother Kevin
Leon Vitali ... Brother Donald
Seamus Healy Seamus Healy ... Brother Pius
John Kelly ... Brother Paul
John Franklyn John Franklyn ... Brother Martin
Patrick Long Patrick Long ... Brother Sean
Cecil Sheridan Cecil Sheridan ... Brother Malachy
Tom Jordan ... Father Terrence
Liam Burk 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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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1973 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in The Lonely Passion of Brian Moore (1986) See more »

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CATHOLICS Wish More Creative Title
5 October 2003 | by Danni2009See all my reviews

In, brief, its obvious what the film is going to be about. Sadly, I wish more depth would of gone into fullness of the Church Christ started from the first century to sadly the present. Focus on the monks and Abbot in beautiful Ireland loved to go there some time. As a cradle revert catholic, after dying 2x It caused me to pause, reflect not so much the behavior of the church hierarchy control issues as much as I researched the VAST AMOUNTS OF HISTORY especially from the

2nd century on, how the manuscripts were formed called The BIBLE, in the 4th

century. The battles the Church faced then same as today in a different form. I WISH THE FILM GAVE MORE BACKGROUND to have better appreciation overall,

to those of us considered a Catholic Christian holding to truths of the faith not the behavior or misbehavior of the hierarchy, since i see the wisdom the Church beholds. Guess the mystery of having FAITH is not always having human

reasoning, but hopefully Gods grace to offer insight to just believe, hard this day in age where science/mind seems to dictate our conscience, than our

hearts, IMHO. 6/10 suggestion watching this, additional films on saints lives.


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