Doubt: A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley set in a Bronx Catholic school during the fall of 1964.The play opens with Father Flynn asking the audience "What do you do when you're not sure?" setting the stage for a story of suspicion and moral certainty. His colleague, Sister Aloysius, is an old-school nun who insists that her students not be coddled: "Every easy choice today will have its consequence tomorrow. Mark my words." Flynn, following the Second Vatican Council's directive, believes the clergy should be more accessible to the parish and be thought of "as members of their family."