I started a movie called, "The Perfect Family" on Amazon. It's terrible. About all the terrible things the world thinks Christians are -- bigots, oblivious, anti-gay, etc. ANYWAY, Richard Chamberlain is in it with Kathleen Turner. He plays a priest. It just made me want to turn it off and get back to "The Thorn Birds" again. They even named the cold-hearted Catholic woman, Cleary in the movie. Bad homage people.
Colleen McCullough respected her Catholic faith while showing us some people within the church are bad apples. If only they all looked like Father Ralph!
Stereotypes are a pathetic way to tell a story. I should mention, it might have a great, redemptive ending, but it was so boring I didn't get there.