Friday, August 12, 2016


I saw a list of 35 celebrities who are Christians, but only these below are the Catholic ones or are they?

Let's start with George Clooney:
He's Catholic to the core, but very a very modern one, a "none."

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.2
Clearly, 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.3
Still, 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.4
Then there's Kirk Cameron:
Then there is Kirk Cameron. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought he was a Catholic and if so, always will be. But some say he's a born again Christian not to be confused with unborn Catholics.

Then there is Pacquiao:
Pacquiao is from the Philippines but is described as an evangelical Protestant. Is that even possible in the

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?

Is Bono Catholic? But one source I used says he's just a Christian? Who knows? I thought he loved the pope, any pope.

One of the Baldwin brothers:
I thought all the Baldwin brothers were Catholics, but this one, my source tells me, is evangelical. Who knows?

Marky Mark the Catholic par excellence:
Of course we all know that Mark Walburg is a good practicing Catholic and never gives scandal by the parts he plays in movies from porno star to marky mark.

Of course Martin Sheen:

Martin Sheen took his stage name from Bishop Fulton Sheen and we all know that he's a saint and all saints are Catholic for they belong to the Church Triumphant in heaven and the true Church is the Catholic Church even in heaven.

Tim Tebow the Catholic not in full communion but should be:
He's not Catholic but he should be because he knows how to publicly kneel in prayer on bended knee.

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?


Jusadbellum said...

Please explain how a person can have a partial salvation? Is this like being just a little bit pregnant?

Mark Thomas said...

Here is a nice interview with comedian Kevin James.

Comic actor Kevin James wants to ‘glorify God in every way’

WASHINGTON (CNS) – He doesn’t exactly advertise it, but the “king of Queens” is a Catholic family man.

"I am involved in my faith, it becomes more and more — you know, it becomes a difficult, difficult position. You have a platform and you don’t want to do anything that doesn’t glorify God in every way," James told Catholic News Service in a telephone interview from Philadelphia.


Mark Thomas

Anonymous said...

Michael Keaton is another "Hollywood Catholic" who ignores or rejects all the mystical and sacramental things, but fully embraces the social justice aspects often taking it to far left extremes. So are Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmell.
On the other hand, Bill Murray and Jimmy Fallon both express preference for the Traditional Latin Mass over the Novus Ordo, even though they seem to be Hollywood Catholics also.

Anonymous said...

Dan Aykroyd, who starred in the great Catholic classic, "The Blues Brothers", is Catholic, although in recent years he has said he no longer "needs" religion.

TJM said...

The Vatican II "Success Story" just continues and continues! Following the Council, authentic Catholic teaching ceased and we have a bunch of religious illiterates including a lot of priests, bishops, and religous. I remember all of that nonsense vividly and we have paid a terrible price. Vatican II did more damage to the Faith than the Protestant Revolt

Anonymous said...

Is that even possible in the Philippines? Absolutely! Manny Pacquiao is a typical uninformed Filipino Catholic lured to this trap. Many Filipinos (especially teenagers and young adults) are getting lured to "born again" sects, with "wonderful" preaching from their pastors (or should I say, motivational speakers), and lively worship services (or rock band concerts). This is the trend, and it will become worse if it continues.

While our professional liturgists and priests are going crazy on and over-criticizing Cardinal Sarah's "ad orientem" call (ironically, they're dead silent with the rampant liturgical abuses being done on TELEVISED Sunday Masses) and continue to obsess themselves in criticizing our current President (who's officially a lapsed Catholic), many Filipino Catholics continue to be under-catechized. God save the Church in this country!