• Father Flynn delivers a sermon about doubt.
• Flynn suggests doubt can be unifying, powerful, and sustaining.
• Flynn uses the assassination of Kennedy and a parable about a sailor to illustrate his point.
• Sister Aloysius is in her office working on a ledger when Sister James arrives.
• Sister James inquires about a student named William who left school with a bloody nose.
• Sister Aloysius believes William deliberately harmed himself and is a troublemaker.
• The sisters discuss other students, including Donald Muller whom Sister Aloysius believes will be the target of bullying.
• Sister Aloysius warns Sister James against teaching new ideas and showing too much enthusiasm.
• The conversation turns to Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius wonders if he's in doubt himself.
• When Sister James suggests Sister Aloysius ask Flynn if he's in doubt, Sister Aloysius says it's improper to speak to a male superior about such things.
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