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.
Did You Know?
Hardison mistakenly associates the Judeo-Christian "God," (Jehovah) with lightning bolts. Gina Bellman's character on 'Coupling' makes a similar mistake. 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
It's like Christmas. See, I told you Saint Nicholas is Santa Claus.
No he's not, Parker.
Well, who is he, then?
Saint Nicholas? He's the patron saint of thieves.