‘Father Stu’ star Mark Wahlberg talks integrating his faith into his work

Mark Wahlberg, the star of the biopic “Father Stu” set to open in theaters on Good Friday, has been very vocal about his Catholic faith in recent years. Wahlberg was so committed to making the film about the late atheist boxer and actor who became a Catholic priest and lived his priesthood with an incurable muscular degenerative disease, that he partially financed it himself.

Local Catholics inspired by ‘Father Stu’ at advanced screening

Every time Mark Wahlberg’s Stuart Long fumbled through being the nuances of being Catholic on the big screen, a theater full of Catholics laughed uproariously. The audience was touched by more serious moments in Wahlberg’s biopic “Father Stu” during a premiere of the film at the Harkins Camelview at Scottsdale Fashion Square April 8.