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When a hard-boiled Catholic bishop appoints a rookie priest as pastor of a violent, crime-ridden parish, he's sure the young man lacks the cojones to do the job. Turns out the bishop is right. Although no one is aware of it, Father Francis, his new rookie pastor, is actually a woman passing as a man. After slowly turning the parish into a vibrant instrument for social change, the question remains, did Frances owe her success to being a woman or, as people saw her, a man.

"I decided the church needed my opinion." -Tom Ziegler

The New York Screenplay Contest – Grand Prize Winner (Drama) 2012

Semi-Finalist PAGE Awards 2012

 

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