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Old Mar 20, '08, 4:41 pm
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Old Mar 20, '08, 6:09 pm
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No famous Catholics?
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Old Mar 20, '08, 7:00 pm
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There`s lots of famous Catholics but unfortunately many are Catholic in name only. Rudi Guliani, Madonna or Dalton McGuinty spring readily to mind. The most famous Catholic of them all of course is the Pope himself.
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Old Mar 20, '08, 7:03 pm
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One could look at Charles Carroll of Carrollton who signed the declaration of independence.

More recently John Wayne whose grandson is is a priest in the archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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Old Mar 20, '08, 7:31 pm
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I found out today that Brett Favre was a Catholic. That's pretty interesting news.
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Old Mar 20, '08, 9:13 pm
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two of my fav comedians at the moment Owen wilson and steve carell.
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Old Mar 21, '08, 3:25 am
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Mel Gibson
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Old Mar 21, '08, 4:39 am
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Let's kickstart your list with Former UK prime minister Tony Blair and UK member of parliament for Maidstone Ann Widdecombe. I'm sure there will be a few more exciting members of the list as it develops
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Old Mar 21, '08, 3:24 pm
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I assume you mean contemporary, non-priest or Religious.

Martin Sheen won some award for his Catholic representation -- he came back to the Church after a long absence I read in my Diocesan newspaper.

Many football (soccer that is) players are as well. Or at least a lot of them make the Sign of the Cross when getting on the playing field.

I know there are others but I did not get much sleep last night
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Old Mar 21, '08, 8:01 pm
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Stephen Colbert

I almost called out with joy when I read this because he is the best comedian in the world.

He is also a Sunday school teacher.

Alan Alda was Catholic and is now lapsed. I loved him in M.A.S.H He was a devout Catholic when he was younger but fell away in early adulthood. Pray for him with me.
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I found a list... and it's way to long.

http://www.adherents.com/largecom/fam_catholic.html
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far too many to mention. Don't underestimate just how large the Church is.


Maybe you should offer up a certain field? (like film, or art, or music)
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Film, Music, and Athletics.
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Film:
Alfred Hitchcock (Vertigo, Psycho, etc)
Grace Kelly (Rear Window, Dial M for Murder)
Gene Kelly (Singing in the Rain)
Robert Altman (3 women)
Francis Ford Coppola (lapsed) (Godfather, Apocalypse Now)
Martin Scorcese (lapsed) (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull)
Martin Sheen (The Departed, Apocalypse Now)
Jean Renoir (The Rules of the Game)
Orson Welles (though I don't think he practiced as he got older) (Citizen Kane)
Alan Alda (MASH)
Federico Fellini (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita)
Frank Capra (It's a Wonderful Life)
John Ford(Grapes of Wrath)
Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ)
Mel Gibson (Braveheart, Passion of the Christ)
Sean Connery (James Bond)
Clark Gable (gone with the wind)
Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra (Manchurian Candidate)
Caroll O'Connor (All in the Family)
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation)
Al Pacino (I think he lapsed though)
Gregory Peck (Spellbound, Keys to the Kingdom)
Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking)
Fritz Lang (M, Metropolis)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator)
John Wayne


maybe I'll do more later.
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Stephen Colbert

I almost called out with joy when I read this because he is the best comedian in the world.

He is also a Sunday school teacher.

Alan Alda was Catholic and is now lapsed. I loved him in M.A.S.H He was a devout Catholic when he was younger but fell away in early adulthood. Pray for him with me.
I love Stephen Colbert! That guy is so funny!!
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