Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: April 18, 1989

Last Telecast: July 23, 1989

Broadcast History:

August 1989 - June 1989, Tuesday 9:30-10:00 on ABC

June 1989 - July 1989, Wednesday 8:00-8:30 on ABC


Monsignor Joseph "Mac" MacKenzie..... Joel Higgins

Father Vincent Paglia..... Ron Carey

Father Gabriel "Gabe" Podmaninski..... Stephen Furst

Father Edgar Tuttle..... Frank Hamilton

Sally Coleman..... Francesca Roberts

Arthur Glass..... Todd Susman


A short-lived clerical comedy about four offbeat priests in St. Catherine's, an inner-city Chicago church. Most of the action took place in the cozy, wood-paneled rectory. Mac was the slightly irreverent, nontraditional leader; Father Tuttle, the older and very reverent traditionalist; Father Paglia, the cherubic, penny-pinching parish accountant; and Gabe, the uncertain new priest, a former football player. Sally was their sardonic, non-Catholic secretary. Stories revolved around nutty parishioners, alarming confessions, nervous Gabe's first big sermon, and the likes.