Opinion Philip Seymour Hoffman exits on a Catholic stage By David Gibson | February 6, 2014 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Opinion Subscribe to Opinion Photo courtesy of the Rev. James Martin, SJ Philip Seymour Hoffman preparing for his role in "Doubt" by learning to say a Mass, circa 1963, on the set at the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Father Jim Martin, SJ, who supplied the photo, is at left. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.Why is the actor being buried out of a Catholic church? And a Jesuit parish to boot?