Nothing Sacred Season 1

Season 1

Nothing Sacred Season 1

First Air Date: September 18, 1997

First Aired on    :   1997
Episodes    :   20 episodes



Episodes

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1x20 Felix Culpa (January 01, 0001)



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1x19 Sleeping Dogs (January 01, 0001)


Father Leo faces accusation of sexual abuse.


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1x18 HIV Priests (January 01, 0001)


Father Ray receives a call from his friend Father Jesse who informs him that he has contracted AIDS.


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1x17 Sex, God and Reality (January 01, 0001)


Justine and Father Ray must contend with a contend with a condom epidemic at school, and Rachel falls for an ex-convict volunteer worker.


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1x16 Holy Words (January 01, 0001)


Ray and woman Rabbi try to bring a Catholic and a Jewish family together in a mixed faith wedding ceremony.


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1x15 The Coldest Night of the Year (March 14, 1998)



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1x14 Kindred Spirits (March 07, 1998)


Father Ray's heroic instincts are aroused when Justine (Jennifer Beals) is accosted by a mentally disabled parishioner her first day on the job as St. Thomas' new Director of Education. Meanwhile, Justine gets involved in a power play between Martin and Ray over the fate of the soup kitchen.


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1x13 A Nun's Story (January 24, 1998)


When Mo is shaken by the sudden death of Sister Sebastian and confronted with Father Martin's plan to make staffing changes at St. Thomas, she strongly reconsiders her desire to remain a nun.


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1x12 Signs and Words (January 17, 1998)


The St. Thomas staff is taken to task when the Bishop sends Father Ray some very unwelcome assistance in the form of Father Martin. Meanwhile, a young black parishioner raises serious questions about whether he is welcome in the Catholic church.


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1x11 Hodie Christus Natus Est (December 18, 1997)


Father Ray declares St. Thomas a sanctuary to a family of Salvadoran refugees on Christmas Eve and lands himself in the most unexpected of places to find a priest on a holy holiday. Meanwhile, the staff cannot agree on who will perform the Christmas homily.


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1x10 House of Rage (December 11, 1997)


Father Ray facilitates the inevitable dissolution of a broken marriage in a family besieged by alcoholism, violence and bitterness. Meanwhile, the staff at St. Thomas discovers that gifts sometimes do come in large packages when an elderly couple leaves their home to the Church.


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1x09 A Bloody Miracle (November 29, 1997)


Father Ray tries to end the violence between two warring gangs and is shocked to learn why a teenage girl is caught in the literal and figurative crossfire. Meanwhile, Mo helps Sidney reconsider his motivation for leaving his wife, and an unexpected and very welcome guest miraculously returns to St. Thomas.


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1x08 Speaking in Tongues (November 13, 1997)


Father Ray attempts to save the life of a young man who has been hospitalized for speaking in foreign tongues and seeing spiritual visions. Meanwhile, Rachel is approached by a teenage girl (Kimberly McCullough) for advice about premarital sex and Eric develops feelings for a young musician with a checkered past.


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1x07 Calling (November 06, 1997)


Sibling rivalry is taken to extremes when Father Ray grudgingly opens his home to his estranged parolee brother. Meanwhile, Eric teaches an arrogant young seminarian a lesson in tolerance, and Mo gets her first opportunity to preach.


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1x06 Spirit and Substance (October 23, 1997)


Distracted by Father Leo's absence, Father Ray finds it mysteriously difficult to get in touch with God; while his old flame (Wendy Gazelle) returns to plan St. Thomas' Halloween bash.


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1x05 Roman Catholic Holiday (October 16, 1997)


Even a priest needs a break from time to time, and when Father Ray takes a day off from his duties at St. Thomas he finds divine inspiration at a pick-up basketball game; while Leo deeply ponders his purpose in life.


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1x04 Parents and Children (October 09, 1997)


Ray and Leo are painfully and angrily divided when Rachel (Tamara Mello) asks them for advice on whether or not to continue her pregnancy.


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1x03 Mixed Blessings (October 02, 1997)


Father Ray struggles to fulfill the last wishes of a deceased parishioner while her widowed husband, a lapsed Catholic who despises Ray, vehemently objects. Meanwhile, good fortune gives way to greed when a winning lottery ticket is anonymously left in the weekly collection plate.


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1x02 Song of Songs (September 25, 1997)


When Father Ray goes to battle for the church soup kitchen and invites a local politician to dine with the homeless on J.A.'s wedding day, his intentions for inclusion and human compassion are noble, but his timing couldn't be worse; and nuptial plans go horribly awry when J.A.'s check to the party hall bounces, forcing him to hold the reception at St. Thomas -- with a few more guests than expected.


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1x01 Proofs for the Existence of God (September 18, 1997)


A typical day at St. Thomas parish sees Ray being thrown out of a city council meeting for over-zealously arguing to save the church's soup kitchen from extinction. In the confessional, Ray ignores Church policy when counseling a distraught young woman who wonders whether she'll be damned to Hell if she has an abortion. As a result, Ray lands in an impossible, political, painfully public moral quagmire. When Ray is called to break up a fight at the parish school, he reaches out to a desperate teenage boy whose stepmother happens to be an old flame of Ray's and his one true love before he entered the priesthood. Her sudden reappearance further complicates Ray's life with all-too-human desires, and places him in the middle of a deeply emotional family crisis.




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