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The movie tells the conversion story of Fr. Stu Long to Catholicism, and his late vocation to the priesthood.  It’s an amazing story and journey for Long who lived a worldly, foul-mouthed, rough and tumble life as a boxer, a failed actor, etc., and yet by the grace of God, with the help of key people in his life, he converted and surprised everyone with his calling to the priesthood.
The film focuses mainly on that challenging journey to faith for Long, with a gritty and powerful performance by Mark Wahlberg, as well as by Mel Gibson who plays his father, an equally rough character. The film is getting a lot of advance rave reviews in the Catholic world, though it is R-rated due to the bad language, which underscores the life and behavior of Long – and his father – before both of their conversions.
Wahlberg, a practicing Catholic, heard about the story of Fr. Stu Long from a priest he knows, and after more research about Fr. Stu, he was so inspired by it that he decided to have a movie made about Fr. Stu, and put up all, or most, of the money to make it.
Arroyo interview
Movie Website & Film Trailer
Article in The Pillar

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  1. Michael

    Do they use the name of the Lord in vain? Any G.D.s or misuse of the name Jesus? I’ve asked people on FB, but they either say nothing, they don’t remember, or maybe. I don’t get a firm yes or no.

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