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On a harsh, barren island off the coast of Ireland stands Muck Abbey, the last spot on earth where the traditional Latin Mass is still celebrated after the reforms of the Fourth Vatican Council. A television special has brought new attention and large crowds to the activities on the island, to the displeasure of church officials. Father James Kinsella is sent to put a stop to things, but his confrontation with the monks, especially the blunt Abbot O’Malley, will reveal unexpected, challenging truths about all of them in this spare, evocative novel of faith—and doubt.
Made into a feature film starring Martin Sheen in 1973, also sometimes called The Conflict.