Cut Above the Rite

Synopsis: Cut Above the Rite is about a young boy who lost his mother and is in the care of his Uncle Jesus. Thrown into this man's undesirable world of friendship, love, booze, and butchery, Sophia realizes that she must do something to save this young boy's life before it's too late.
Genre: Drama, Short
10 min

By this sign, you are anointed with the grace

of the atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ...

...and absolved of all past error

and freed to take your place... the world he has prepared for us.







I still don't even understand

how it happened.

You shouldn't think about it.

It was an accident. Really.

It's hard not to think about.

I feel somewhat responsible.

You know the average age

of a nun these days?


Three thousand parishes across the U.S.

don't even have a priest anymore.

You give this speech

to everyone who tries to leave?

No, just those I believe in.

I quit smoking and

now I'm addicted to these.

You know, what I saw the other night,

it was really something.

I know experienced priests

who wouldn't have handled that.

I just repeated a few prayers

over a suffering girl.

And the words meant nothing to you?

Father, listen to me,

did you understand my letter?

Yes, I decided not to

pass it on to my superiors.

-Why not?

-I think you're making a mistake.

I think this is the part where I say,

"It's not you, it's me"

and "Let's just be friends."

Here's the thing.

Tastes like shit.

If a seminarian doesn't complete

his vows, then under Article 15...

...the Church has the right to convert

the scholarship to a student loan.

That's over 100 grand of education

you'd owe us.

Why would you do that?

Oh, no, no, no.

I'm not saying I'm going to do it...

...just yet.

You were a mortician

before you joined us, am I right?

I imagine that means

you're not very squeamish.

What is this about?

Last year, the Vatican received over a half

a million reports of demonic possession.

-That's something of a record.

-I'm still not following.

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