Disney-owned ABC Studios has stirred up a hornet's nest over plans to debut a new television series this fall tentatively titled ." Based on the book of the same name by author Kim Gatlin,

The show takes the expected swipes at the usual targets, celibacy, mortification and simony, with the usual broad strokes, reading more like a college freshman theology paper on Church history than the script for a multimillion-dollar television enterprise. Yes, self  flagellation was used and has been used as penance. Yes, the Pope during the 15th […]