Priest Helps Crack the Code

Theology professor Father Richard McBrien is helping Ron Howard crack the code of next year's biggest movie.

"I think what bothered most critics was the fact that the question [of Jesus being married] was even being raised and that I was open to discussing it," he said in his Dec. 1 column.

Wonder if this appointing of Father McBrien points to a 'softening' of the script on the subject of Jesus being married and having children? Would be a difficult thing to play down, considering that much of the controversial publicity for the book is on that very subject.