Date of Award

12-19-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts

Department

Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Boyden, Joseph

Second Advisor

Lavender, William

Third Advisor

Grimsley, Jim

Abstract

Why would a relatively normal eighteen year-old boy from New Orleans decide to dedicate his life to God as a Jesuit priest at the tail-end of the twentieth century? What obstacles would he meet along the way? What would sustain him in religious life? Why would he leave after seven years? Can one be sexually and emotionally healthy as a celibate? Is celibacy different for homosexuals than it is for heterosexuals? What is essential in the spiritual life?

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