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Old Sep 17, '11, 4:15 pm
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Obi Wan Kenobi was a Roman Catholic.

Alec Guinness, actually. He converted to Catholicism after playing the part of Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton's crime-solving priest, in The Detective. He was so affected by the part that he began researching the Faith and converted. (So G.K. Chesterton, one of our greatest apologists, can claim yet another convert.) He later played a character based on Cardinal Mindszenty in The Prisoner, a movie about a bishop's interrogation in a communist prison.

I listened to an audiobook of one of Guinness's memoirs before I knew he was a Catholic, and was surprised to suddenly hear him talking about the importance of the Mass and receiving the Eucharist to his life, in between his discussion of different film roles he was working on.

Speaking of Prisoners, the late Patrick McGoohan, who starred in the TV series The Prisoner, as well as Secret Agent (Danger Man in the UK), as well as a lot of movies - Ice Station Zebra, The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, Braveheart, Nine Lives of Thomasina (my daughter's favorite movie about cats), Escape from Alcatraz, and showed up on Columbo frequently as Peter Falk's foil, was a lifelong Catholic, married to the same woman until his death. He studied for the priesthood before deciding his vocation was in acting and marriage. I saw him a couple of times at Mass in Santa Monica. He frrequently starred in action roles, but refused to play scenes with excessive violence (his intelligence officer characters rarely carried guns) or sexuality, and turned down the role of James Bond when it was offered to him before Sean Connery for that reason.
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Old Sep 17, '11, 4:54 pm
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Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor of Iowa

David Vitter, US Senator representing Louisiana
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Old Jun 26, '12, 4:17 am
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Fergie, of BlackEyedPeas fame
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Michael Coren, Canadian journalist.
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Old Jun 27, '12, 3:01 pm
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So....is Marty Stuart Catholic? I googled it but didn't really find anything...

John Wayne was Catholic - Cool!

Bill Murray's (the comedian) sister is a nun.
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Old Jul 2, '12, 3:27 am
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How about "Hit And Miss" star Chloe Sevigny- according to her Wikipedia entry she is not just raised RC but is reportedly actively practising!

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I guess the celeb who surprised me the most is Michael Moore. He is a former seminarian and still attends Mass regularly.
Wow.....

just wow.

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Old Jul 2, '12, 5:32 pm
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My favorite actor ever Mark Wahlberg is Catholic. I was never really surprised that he was a Catholic, I've kinda always been surprised how Devout he is though and also very glad he's so devout.

I love love love him
I love him, too!

I love this interview of him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y19dwsXwBs
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Old Jul 2, '12, 6:41 pm
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i love him, too! :d

i love this interview of him:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y19dwsxwbs
ditto!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 2, '12, 7:38 pm
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just because a resource that you can't always rely on says someone is Catholic DOES NOT mean they are Devout (if they are Catholic).

There are good Catholics like Jim Cavesiel. He refused to do a certain type of scene in a movie due to his devotion to his wife.

Actor Neil MccDonough refuses to do those type of scened as well.
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And there's Martin Sheen( of "The West Wing" fame ironic that a fictional President of the United States was- during the Bush years- more popular with audiences than his real life counterpart), Patricia Heaton Of "Everybody Loves Raymond" who insists that she still regards herself as being a Catholic(despite attending an evangelical church with her family) who claims to have lost parts she wanted due to her pro-life advocacy.

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Old Jul 3, '12, 5:37 am
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Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four) was raised Catholic, but in an interview I read, his family "didn't go to Church every week" and now doesn't really believe in God, at least not GOD the way "he's portrayed as a bearded man in a robe"....really sad, cause I liked him in Captain America,

I think I mentioned Anne Hathaway was raised Catholic, but left because of the church's stance on homosexuality (because her brother is gay)
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Old Jul 3, '12, 6:10 am
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Wow.....

just wow.

Well, actually, that doesn't surprise me. He's the liberal branch of Catholicism, totally tied to the Democrat party agenda. Almost no other group is as socially liberal as liberal Catholics.
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Michael Moore? um, just because wikipedia says he's Catholic does not mean he is.

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If you've seen his films, it's pretty obvious that he was given a Catholic education and is still a practicing Catholic. For example, here is a quote from the USCCB review of the movie, Capitalism: A Love Story:

"For a spiritual perspective, Moore who speaks with great warmth of his Catholic childhood, of the kindly nuns who educated him and of his admiration for the clergy -- interviews are two Catholic priests who are family friends and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus Thomas Gumbleton of Detroit. The three are unanimous in condemning capitalism as inherently sinful."

(The review goes on to say how the Magesterium takes a more moderate stance on Capitalism.)

http://old.usccb.org/movies/c/capita...ovestory.shtml

I think the problem is that Catholic, as a word, is not well-defined. Some say that a Catholic is made by baptism/formal conversion and cannot be unmade, even if he moves away from the faith. Some say that a Catholic is only a Catholic if he is fully obedient to the teachings of the Catholic church. Some say that you can be in disagreement with the church on some points and still be Catholic (like maybe 'Catholic' is not a discrete thing, and you can be 'more Catholic' or 'less Catholic'.)

One workable defination might be: If a person belongs to a Catholic parish that accepts him as Catholic and gives him the sacraments, then he is justified in calling himself Catholic, regardless of his views. I think people like Nancy Peloski and Michael Moore probably are Catholic under this definition.

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My favortie convert (even if it was last minute) is John Wayne
Very last minute!
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