Let's start with George Clooney:
George Clooney was raised in Georgetown, Kentucky in a devout Catholic family.1
Clooney speaks highly of his Catholic roots, saying:
I used to go to confession every week….I grew up with a great sense of structure and respect.2Clearly, Clooney has outgrown his childhood religion and now, has no problem telling the world he’s an Agnostic. In fact, some quotes indicate that Clooney might be more of an atheist:
I don’t believe in Heaven and Hell. I don’t know if I believe in God. All I know is that as an individual, I won’t allow this life — the only thing I know to exist — to be wasted.3Still, he’s very careful to stress that he has no problem with those with religious beliefs, saying:
Whatever anybody believes as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody else, it’s fair enough, and works, and I think, is real, and matters. I don’t happen to have those beliefs, as much, you know, I don’t believe in those things.4Then there's Kirk Cameron:
Then there is Pacquiao:
Then there is Mel Gibson:
Mel Gibson, well certainly he's Catholic for God's sake he made the Passion of Christ and based it on the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross and included Veronica's veil, a sure sign that he's a Catholic in full communion with the pope, or is he?
Bono the Catholic?
One of the Baldwin brothers:
Marky Mark the Catholic par excellence:
Of course Martin Sheen:
Tim Tebow the Catholic not in full communion but should be:
But in reality, any non Catholic celebrity who claims to be Christian is, as Vatican II teaches, a Catholic but not in full communion with the true Church, only partially so. They do not have a plenary salvation but only a partial salvation.
Of course everyone knows the pope is Catholic or do they?