AN IRISH LULLABY is described as a modern day GOING MY WAY [the famed Academy award winning film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby]. The story depicts a person’s search for relevancy and fulfillment, set against the backdrop of one of the most controversial, moral, and burning social/cultural issues of our time: abortion.
Father O’Connor is an aging priest at Saint Aloysius Parish. As he contemplates his legacy, he awaits a summons from the Archbishop about his final assignment: retirement and a residency for elderly priests.
Aubrey Fitzgibbons is a working mom and a popular parishioner at Saint Aloysius. Married to the church deacon, but also serving as chair of the board of a local Planned Parenthood agency, Aubrey straddles the divide between social politics and the tenets of her faith. When Aubrey assists a teenage parishioner with a midterm abortion, Aubrey is conflicted between her obligations to the church and her responsibilities to the agency.
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All hell breaks loose when Father O’Connor enters the fray and uses the crisis as an opportunity to stay relevant.
More complications arise when Aubrey becomes pregnant herself, triggering a serious medical condition that threatens her life. Aubrey’s doctors recommend that she abort the fetus. Her husband concurs, but Aubrey has other plans.
Aubrey sets into motion an unexpected series of events, cast against a backdrop of subplots involving the lives of many other memorable characters. Together, Aubrey and Father O’Connor navigate their way through the laws, politics, and prejudices of mankind—and what they believe is the right thing to do.
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