R | | Crime, Drama, War
An ambitious priest seduces a nun and leads the Vatican into shady business during and after World War II.
The time span covered in this movie is three decades. The central character of Father John Flaherty age from his twenties to his fifties.
What were you waiting for?
Flaherty: A miracle.
Clara: Do you think God was planning on wasting a miracle on US?
At Fr. Flaherty's ordination, the presiding bishop speaks of "several of the young priests we have today ordained" enlisting as military chaplains. The shot then shows him and his fellow ordinands listening to the bishop's address, but all of them are wearing wearing their stoles over their left shoulders. This is the style appropriate to deacons; if they had been ordained, their stoles should be hanging around their necks.
$3,631,834 24 October 1982