Nothing Sacred - Season 1

ABC (ended 1998)


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Episode Guide


  • Felix Culpa
    Felix Culpa
    Episode 20
  • Sleeping Dogs
    Sleeping Dogs
    Episode 19
  • HIV Priests
    HIV Priests
    Episode 18
  • Sex, God and Reality
  • Holy Words
    Holy Words
    Episode 16
  • The Coldest Night of the Year
  • Kindred Spirits
    Kindred Spirits
    Episode 14
    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.
  • A Nun's Story
    A Nun's Story
    Episode 13
    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.
  • Signs and Words
    Signs and Words
    Episode 12
    The St. Thomas staff is taken to task when the Bishop sends Father Ray some very unwelcome assistance. Meanwhile, a young black parishioner raises serious questions about whether he is welcome in the Catholic church.
  • Hodie Christus Natus Est
    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.
  • House of Rage
    House of Rage
    Episode 10
    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.
  • A Bloody Miracle
    A Bloody Miracle
    Episode 9
    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.moreless
  • Speaking in Tongues
    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.moreless
  • Calling
    Episode 7
    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.
  • Spirit and Substance
    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.
  • Roman Catholic Holiday
    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.
  • Parents and Children
    Ray and Leo are painfully and angrily divided when Rachel (Tamara Mello) asks them for advice on whether or not to continue her pregnancy.
  • Mixed Blessings
    Mixed Blessings
    Episode 3
    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.
  • Song of Songs
    Song of Songs
    Episode 2
    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.moreless
  • Proofs for the Existence of God
    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.moreless