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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Carib world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 193. "...and what Rawson calls its 'division of natives into good and bad savages, whose prototype is Columbus's view of Arawaks and Caribs.' "
Carib world 2500 Anderson, Poul. "The Sharing of Flesh " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 781. "'The sole recorded instance of systematic non-ceremonial cannibalism was among the Carib Indians of America. They ate man because they preferred man. They were especially fond of babies and used to capture women from their tribes for breeding stock. Male children of these slaves were generally gelded to make them docile and tender. In large part because of strong aversion to such practices, the Europeans exterminated the Caribs to the last man.'

The report stopped. Chena grimaced. 'I can sympathize with the Europeans,' she said. "

Carpatho-Rusyns Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 1. Pg. 1: " it was a national dish, I should be able to get it anywhere along the Carpathians. "; Pg. 2: " the midst of the Carpathian mountains. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Carpatho-Rusyns world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 5. "I was afraid I would see the eroded hills of Bessarabia, Carpathians bulking at the horizon... " [Other refs. to Bessarabia in book, but none to 'Carpathians.]
Carthaginian Europe 1470 C.E. Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 137. "At the Carthaginian's signal, the figure took a step forward... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Carthaginian galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 81. "As Rome had wished to add to its knowledge of its chief rival, the north African city of Carthage, so the Federation had to expand its knowledge of the Borg... "
Carthaginian Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 151. "Before getting home, they had to pass a section of the valley where slave-hungry eighteenth-century Mohawks lived on one side and equally greedy Carthaginians of the third century B.C. on the other. "
Carthaginian Roman Empire 25 C.E. Lupoff, Richard A. "Jubilee " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 176. "'...Rome was already the greatest power in the world. Really the only power that towered above all others. Carthage was long gone. Egypt, Syria, Judaea were all vassals of Rome...' "
Carthaginian Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 444. "Ishtar: The recorded Carthaginian form of this name is 'Ashtoreth' or something similar, but we assume 'Ishtar' was the older version; and Babylonian immigrants to Ys would have reinforced its use. "
Carthaginian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 42. "'Really?' Polianara's voice turned dry, bringing out that penchant for sarcasm Carthaginians are famous for. 'You have three whole hours to make up your mind.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Carthaginian Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 251. Pg. 251: "'I see nothing wrong with that,' said elderly Segoboros, who had been a mercenary for the Carthaginians in Iberia... " [some other refs., e.g. pg. 264, 267, 292, 399.]
Carthaginian Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 236. "There was a strong occult slant to all of this, with the Goddess (whom Angelica called Othiym) standing in for that ubiquitous Greater Power favored by adherents of AA and its ilk. And, unlike any Twelve-Step program or women's self-help group that I'd ever heard of, there were some genuinely disturbing elements in Angelica's Goddess-worship. The emphasis on the division between the sexes, rather than their union; a certain disregard for the importance of family or any other ties except for those between the Goddess and her followers. In the little I'd read of other, similar female gurus--Shirley MacLaine, Lynn Andrews, Marianne Williamson--there was always an emphasis on the powers of love and forgiveness, or the importance of loving yourself so that you could love someone else. But Angelica didn't buy it. "
Carthaginian world -1000 B.C.E. Waltari, Mika. The Etruscan. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1956); pg. 76. [Year estimated.] Pg. 76: "'We Etruscans know more than is generally believed,' he replied, 'but we also know how to hold our tongue... We share the western sea with our allies the Phoenicians of Carthage, and Etruscan vessels sail in Carthaginian waters as freely as the ships of Carthage in ours...' "; Pg. 136: "'...Our task is to sail speedily to Massilia and there found a new colony to vex the Carthaginians.' "; Pg. 321: "'...We Siccanians are leaving our forest as an organized army for the first time to support him against the Greeks. but we worship only our own gods and are not bound to the Carthaginian or Elymian gods...' " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
Carthaginian world -310 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 2. "And the Carthaginians were interested just in the tin, with whatever other things they can pick up incidental to that. They only touch on the southern end of the Pretanic Isles. The rest is outside their ken, or any civilized man's

...Hanno did add: 'I have some acquaintance with them. That should help. Be warned, the prospects of such a route are poor. Besides them, the Carthaginians.' "; Pg. 4: "Their masters dared not put in at Gadeira or any part of Tartessos--Carthaginian territory... " [Many other references to Carthaginians are in book, but not in DB.]

Carthaginian world 1450 C.E. Gentle, Mary. The Wild Machines. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 13. "It has France and the Duchy of Savoy at peace, by treaty, with the Carthaginian Empire; it has the ex-Emperor Frederick III of the Holy Roman Empire--now controlled from Carthage--making inroads into ruling the Swiss Cantons as a Visigoth satrap... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Carthaginian world 1476 C.E. Gentle, Mary. Lost Burgundy. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 12. "'Time to change sides now! Madonna, shall I send a messenger out to the Carthaginians?' " [Many refs. to Carthaginians and Carthage, not in DB.]
Carthaginian world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 31. "If I said I was from some well-known civilized country like Carthage, Egypt, Babylonia, or Persia... "
Carthaginian world 1984 Tiptree, Jr., James. "Her Smoke Rises Up Forever " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1974); pg. 434. "All the agonies of earth, uncanceled? Are broken ghosts limping forever from Stalingrad and Salamis, from Gettysburg and Thebes and Dunkirk and Khartoum? Do the butchers' blows still fall at Ravensbruck and Wounded Knee? Are the dead of Carthage and Hiroshima and Cuzco burning yet? "
Carthaginian world 1985 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 1. "After the Romans had conquered the city of Carthage, they killed the men, sold the women and children into slavery, pulled down the great buildings, broke up the stones, burned the rubble, and salted the earth so that nothing would ever grow there again. That is not enough for Calcutta. Calcutta should be expunged. "
Carthaginian world 2000 Barnes, John. "Upon Their Backs, to Bite 'Em " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 312. [S. M. Sterling's introduction to the story by John Barnes, referring to Barnes' novels about Mark Strang.] "So Mark Strang takes time off from the war against the closes--sadistic descendants of the Carthaginians who rule a million timelines, all of them badly--to meet the gene-engineered Draka. "
Carthaginian world 2364 Dvorkin, David & Daniel Dvorkin. The Captains' Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1989); pg. 124. "'...It took less than a hundred years to add that entire continent to the empire, but the roots of the conquest were sown far back in Roman history, so let's begin with the fall of Carthage. Remember what I told you about the Punic Wars?...' "
Catalan Deep Space 9 2371 Sheckley, Robert. The Laertian Gamble (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 200. "He [Quark] peeked at the two down cards that had come flying to him out of the flat sandal-like device called 'La Zapata' by the Catalan merchant-playboy who had invented it.' "
Catalan Spain 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 143. "The waiter came and asked for their order in insolent Catalan. Wasef responded in the same language, much to the waiter's displeasure.'

'They hate us,' Gamal said when the waiter had gone.

'It is natural. All conquered people hate their conquerors.' "

Catalan Spain: Catalonia 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 134. "The passports caused them no problems, either. Again, Graff had been able to pull strings for them. Given the way they looked--both of Mediterranean ancestry--they carried passports from Catalonia. Carlotta knew Barcelona well, and Catalan was her childhood language. She barely spoke it now, but not matter--hardly anyone did. And no one would be surprised that her grandson didn't speak the language at all. Besides, how many Catalans would they meet in their travels? Who would try to test their story? " [Sister Carlotta is one of the novel's main characters, but her Catalan background is not mentioned elsewhere.]
Catalan world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 229. -
Cathar California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 204. "'You got it. Jesus died; Asklepios died--they killed Mani worse than the killed Jesus, but nobody even cares; nobody even remembers. They killed the Catharists in southern France by the tens of thousands...' "
Cathar galaxy 2200 Aldiss, Brian. "Steppenpferd " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 2000); pg. 148. "Sankal gave a shrug. He looked over one shoulder. 'The Devil can get to you, because he owns all -- every things in the world he made.'

'You will make yourself ill believing that. Such beliefs were once held by Cathars and Bogomils. They perished. What I am trying to tell you is that it is easy to mistake the danger we are in -- the more than mortal danger -- for the work of the Devil. There is no Devil. There is merely a desertion of God...' "

Cathar Vermont 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 62. "A preparatory school in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, run by an obscure order of brothers. Not Jesuits, Oliver was quick to explain; not Benedictines either.

I laughed. 'So what's left? Capuchins? Franciscans? Cathars?'

'No.' "

Cathar world 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 16. "The ideology of the Servants of Wrath connected with the Augustinian view of women... then of course the dogma got entangled with the old cult of Mani, the Albigensian Heresy of Provincal France, the Catharists... To them, flesh and the world had been evil; they had abstained. But their poets and knights had worshiped women, had deified them; the domina, so enticing, so vital . . . even the mad ones, the dominae of Carcassonne who had carried their dead lovers' hearts in small jeweled boxes. And the--was it merely insane, or rather more perverted?--Catharist knights who had actually carried in enameled boxes their mistresses' dried dung . . . it had been a cult ruthlessly wiped out by Innocent III, and perhaps rightly so. "
Cathar world 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 17. "And now, he thought, we know. The Catharists had come bleakly close, had guessed one piece: that the world lay in the control of an evil Adversary and not the good god. "
Cathar world 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 57. "He had no interest in the wilder splinter groups like the clerical communes or the revived Catharists. "
Cathar world 2175 Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 156. "'...Unforseeable new ideas, faiths, desires; and some are sure to prove as troublesome as Catharism, Communism, Avantism, or a hundred others were in their day...' " [These religions don't exist at this fiture date in which this character is talking, but are being mentioned as part of history.]
Catholic Alabama 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 3. "In high school Brother Wilfred counseled that when lustful thoughts arose we should pray to the Blessed Virgin. Perhaps it worked for him. " [Many refs., not in DB.]
Catholic Alabama 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 497. " a Louis XIV writing table behind which the Rev. Jimmy Wayne Sutter usually sat in an ornamented, high-backed chair only slightly more imposing than the throne of a Borgia pope. "
Catholic Alabama 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 72. "'No, I am not Dale Evans,' agreed the stranger. 'My name is Vanni Fucci.' Again the hint of an Italian accent. Brother Freddy noted the name had been pronounced VAH-nee FOO-tchee. Brother Freddy had nothing against Italians; growing up in Greenville, Alabama, he had known very few of them. As an adult he had learned not to call them wops. He presumed most Italians were Catholic, therefore not Christians, and therefore of little interest to him or his ministry. But now this particular Italian was a bit of a problem.' " [This passage reflects the disdain that Evangelicals, such as Brother Freddy, feel toward non-Protestant Christians such as Catholics.]
Catholic Alabama 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 73. "'Ah,' said Brother Freddy [an Alabama Evangelical minister]... It's only through the mercy of Jesus that we can avoid [Hell] as our ultimate address. When did you finally accept Christ as your Saviour?'

Vanni Fucci [an Italian Catholic] smiled, showing very white teeth against dark skin. 'I never did,' he said. 'In my day one was not--as you Fundamentalists put it--'saved.' We were baptized into the Church as children. But I made a slight mistake as a young man and your so-called Saviour saw fit to condemn me to an eternity of inhuman punishment in the Seventh Bolgia of the Eighth Circle of Hell.' "

Catholic Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 59. "That institution for the betterment of the human race, the Organized Church, has a name for it. From the fine folks at Catholicism, Lutheranism, Baptism, Judaism, Islamism, Druidism . . . Ismism . . . the ones who brought you Torquemada, several spicy varieties of Inquisition... "
Catholic Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 76. Pg. 76: "...can opener I'd used on that little Catholic bread-counter Gunilla Whatsername, who did Hail Mary this and Sweet Blessed Jesus that all the time... "; Pg. 78: "...where a representative of the Holy Roman Empire had to tried to make amends for destroying most of the gods, beliefs, and cultures of my black forbears... "
Catholic Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "Hamid's partisans had no mines, but that meant little. General Hoxha's Albanian communists, damn their eyes, might have done it without warning Hamid's republican partisans. The communist had Soviet munitions and men to spare, especially Shehu's gang, the Seventh Shock Brigade. These days, Mehmet Shehu was as likely to open fire on decent Catholic BK partisans as on the Nazis. Clearly, the communists felt the war was sufficiently won to begin clearing out republicans... "; Pg. 30: "Communists were not religious men given to burials--but then, Hamid himself had left several good Catholics lying dead and unburied this day. "; Pg. 35: "It was exactly the thing a good Albanian Catholic needed to add righteous fervor to his mission. "
Catholic Antarctica 1999 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 281. "Altogether there was no real international community involved, only haphazard confederacy, funds from here, goods from there, food from governments & private industrial consortiums, & most especially from the Roman Catholic Church. Altogether they were charity. The Ice Cross was the enforcer of this charity. It should not have functioned as well as it did, staffed with volunteers, convicts, pilgrims, true patriots, truer saints, and what came to be an elite of the world's cruelest and most rugged mercenaries... All that, I would learn later; then Dietjagger explained matters to me in a ritualistic, high-handed manner. He said the camp before us on Aurora Bay was administered by a Roman Catholic order, the Brothers of Perpetual Witness at Golgotha. He said that once we were ashore, he had neither jurisdiction nor concern. His advice was to keep my people together. He said the Brothers were better than most, that they had spiritual concerns... " [More, pg. 286-290, etc.]
Catholic Argentina 2005 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 194. "...she met a family from Chile--father, mother, and five girls... It had been a wonderful trip, they said. It was wonderful to see so many happy people, all going to the City of God.

'Do you think that's what it is?' Lavalle asked. 'Do you mean that the Cube is the City of God?'

'Oh, certainly,' said the mother, wide-eyed. 'You are not a Catholic?'

'I was, but no longer.'

'Your faith will return,' said the mother positively. She searched in her handbag and gave Lavalle a St. Christopher medal. 'Please take this. If you wear it, it will surely help you.' "

Catholic Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 3. "As she stood, she fingered the tiny pewter cross she wore on a chain around her neck. I knew it was her mannerism when she was nervous. I knew, too, that she wore the cross not for its religious significance--her Catholicism was nothing but a field in a database--but because it was more than 300 years old. "
Catholic Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 70. "At last, the service for Diana got under way. It was conducted by Father Barry Delmonico. All of twenty-six, barely ordained in time for this mission, Delmonico's synod had rushed him through training, lest the Ago head off to the stars without benefit of Catholic clergy on board.

Delmonico, I knew, had labored over preparing his remarks, and I had reassured him, dutiful test audience that I am, that they were kind and appropriate and true. Nonetheless, he spoke nervously and in a small voice from the pulpit. He, of course, had never performed a funeral service before, and although he averaged 411 people for his Sunday services, today he was speaking to a combined audience of, at this instant, 7,057. " [More about Father Delmonico's sermon, pg. 70-72.]

Catholic Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 71. "Aaron's eyes snapped onto the youthful cleric, and I imagined he saw multicolored afterimages playing across Delmonico's black cassock. I realized then that Aaron had not been aware of Diana's friendship with the Roman catholic. Yes, Aaron, that's right. Diana did have a life beyond your marriage, just as you did. Oh, her association with Delmonico was purely platonic, unlike your alliance with your doctor. But it could, I suppose, have just as easily become sexual, once Diana had been released from the bonds of matrimony that to her, at least, did have some meaning. After all, it had been thirty-one years since Vatican IV, at which Catholic clergy had been freed from the burden of celibacy. "
Catholic Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 72. "Well, Diana refused to be toughened. She wouldn't allow society to turn her into a cold and unfeeling machine. She had been a Catholic, but she never attended my services. Had she lost faith in the Almighty? I don't think so, but I do know that she still had faith in her fellow human beings, something most of us have lost. She was a joy and a treasure, and I will miss her with all my heart.'

A couple of prayers were read. More kind words were said. A few people cried--including some who hadn't really known Di at all.

After the ceremony, people made their way out of the Place of Worship. Some said a few words to Aaron, and he accepted them with slight nods of his head... after the crowds thinned, Father Delmonico came over to where Aaron was standing, hands in his pockets, and greeted Delmonico. 'Yes,' he said vaguely, sounding as though he didn't remember the meetings. But his voice quickly took on a warmth I seldom heard from him. 'I want to thank you, Father...' "

Catholic Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 70. Pg. 70: "...Father Barry Delmonico... Catholic clergy... although he averaged 411 people for his Sunday services... "; Pg. 1: "After all, even with 10,034 people on board... "
Catholic Arizona 1991 Fillerup, Michael. "Lost and Found " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 185. "Another time he had gone all the way to Flagstaff to sit through midnight Mass at St. Mary's Church--as a novelty and a diversion more so than religious devotion: he had his own church. "
Catholic Arizona 1991 Fillerup, Michael. "Lost and Found " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 190. "'What church is this?'

A look of stupor. 'Uh . . . Catholic?'

'Close enough. "

Catholic Arizona 2095 Heinlein, Robert A. "'If This Goes On--' " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981; story copyright 1940); pg. 76. "I came presently to a little house occupied by a Spanish-Indian family with the usual assortment of children and dogs. I took a chance; many of these people were clandestine Catholics, I knew, and probably hated the proctors as much as I did.

The senora was home. She was flat and kindly and mostly Indian by her appearance. We couldn't talk much as my Spanish is strictly classroom quality... "

Catholic Arizona: Phoenix 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 50. "...rash of UFO reports and the first of the encounters--this one reported as a dispute between Father Edouarrd Mendoza and the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix over the doctrine of original sin. Phoenix was where the alien had landed. "
Catholic Australia 1995 Ing, Dean. "Liquid Assets " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1979); pg. 110. Pg. 110-112, 124: Pope Pius
Catholic Austria 1940 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 286. "'...We must not forget that Austria was a Roman Catholic country then, and these were the days before the phrase 'family planning' had ever been heard...' "
Catholic Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 313-314. "'Another thing, religion-wise. I'm a Catholic myself. You?'


'Not a Child of X?'

'No, orthodox.'

'Me too, in my own Church. But did you ever hear of a country where Right Catholics weren't the target for recriminations?'...

'...But you see, when the schism happened there was a good strong element of dogmatic fanaticism among the Catholics here, who are only a tiny proportion of the people--most of them are heathen or of your own persuasion [Muslim]. It was inevitable that a lot of them would regard the Bull De Progenitate as repugnant. However, you can't even get an argument started about Right versus Romish here! People say well, if they don't plan their prodgies a high enough proportion will be sickly to make them non-competitive in the long run, and what's more they'll tend either to bankrupt themselves with too many children or else they'll get so many psychological hangups from enforced continence...' "

Catholic Brazil 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 36. Pg. 36: "Pomar, the younger priest, did quietly recall the occasion when the Archbishop of Sao Paulo had ordered noticed pinned to the church doors throughout his archdiocese denouncing the torturing of priests and lay workers by the security priests. Maybe guerrillas, although misguided men and atheists-- ";

Pg. 59: "Those Holy Fathers did their damnedest to drag me back to their view of reality. I almost went out of my head. There are things of so much greater importance going on here than in this shabby jungle village amongst these so-called 'ignorant' savages than in their bloody Bethlehem or at that miraculous dam of theirs... by concentrating on Bethlehem and the miracle birth. But no, they would go at it opportunistically. All that nonsense about Noah's Ark! A flood is rising. O my people. Once there was a man beloved of God who built himself a great big dugout canoe. " [Some other refs., not in DB. Not extensive. Other refs. include pg. 171, 211.]

Catholic Brazil 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 28-29. "The year 1997... As the world spun on its course that Easter Day a whole series of manifestations came and went... a robed Christ figure who endured for all of five minutes on the terrace of the hilltop church of Bom Jesus at Congonhas in Brazil. (Here the first photographs of an apparition were shot. Standing amidst the remarkably lifelike soapstone statues of the twelve apostles who look out across the valley... "
Catholic Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 140. "...Take Brazil. Odd mix of what Mama called 'hoodoo,' and Catholicism, and Victorian table-rapping... "
Catholic Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 256. "Ask the Disappeareds forgiveness? How could he?... If he was to be accused, let him stand before God, not some American tribunal.

...Edison couldn't apologize to the voices. Father, forgive me.. He took off his coat. For I have sinned... It has been twelve years since my last confession... Countless times, I have used the Lord's name in vain... As I have used His children.... Forgive me the sin of lust... And murder... And pride... "

Catholic Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 261. "Yes, Brazilians also link President Bonfim to both the Virgin Mary and Iemanja, sometimes respectfully, sometimes not. The patron saint of Brazil is Our Lady of the Appearance, and for a while there, Bonfim became known as Our Lady of the Disappearance. Well, Brazilians love a joke, but they're not telling that one anymore. "
Catholic Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 305. Pg. 278: "'...I was at the Cathedral when the bombs hit. Ceschiatti's metal angels fell fromgace, and glass shattered on the floor like ice...' "
Catholic Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 278-280. Pg. 278: "'...Although I have always been of the opinion that the Church...' "; Pg. 279: "He looked down the hall, at the hanging Christ. His eyes watered. 'Rosa? Do you think that God is sweet, like the cattle?' ";

Pg. 280: "Perhaps he would forget things, then, if God was sweet.



'I am not fond of the Church, but even so, thinking it might be possible to die and to awaken to cattle . . . please. Would you say a Rosary for me?' "

Catholic Brazil 2030 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 28. "Marcia hadn't said anything besides Mae de Deus. 'Power off, Marcia. We'll use your wings in a couple hours.

I turned off my own.

Marcio just kept repeating Mae de Deus over and over again. " [One of the three main characters in the story is a Brazilian Catholic.]

Catholic Brazil 2040 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1987); pg. 58. "Marcio hadn't said anything besides Mae de Deus... Marcio just kept repeating Mae de Deus over and over again. " [One of the 3 main characters in the story is Brazilian, and apparently Catholic.]
Catholic Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 51. "The interior of the church was dark and empty. Long ago it must have been a Catholic church, buried here between the taller and newer buildings. Behind the altar there was a soot-dark stained-glass intaglio of the Virgin Mary with her hand upraised. "
Catholic Brazil 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 80. "'...But in truth, Julian Delphiki, the reason I work so hard to prevent your death is because, if you died today, you would probably go to hell.'

To his surprise, Bean was stung by this. He understood enough of what Carlotta believed that he could have predicted this attitude, but the fact that she put into words still hurt. 'I'm not going to repent and get baptized, so I'm bound to go to hell, therefore no matter when I die, I'm doomed,' he said.

'Nonsense. Our understanding of doctrine is not perfect, and no matter what the popes have said, I don't believe for a moment that God is going to damn for eternity the billions of children he allowed to be born and die without baptism. No, I think you're likely to go to hell because, despite all your brilliance, you are still quite amoral. Sometime before you die, I pray most earnestly that you will learn that there are higher laws that transcend mere survival, and higher causes to serve...' "

Catholic Brazil 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 80. "'...When you give yourself to such a great cause... then I will not fear your death, because I know that a just God will forgive you for the oversight of not having recognized the truth of Christianity during your lifetime.'

'You really are a heretic,' said Bean. 'None of those doctrines would pass muster with any priest.'

'They don't even pass muster with me,' said Carlotta. 'But I don't know a soul who doesn't maintain two separate lists of doctrines--the ones that they believe that they believe; and the ones that they actually try to live by. I'm simply one of the rare ones who knows the difference. You, my boy, are not.'

'Because I don't believe in any doctrines.'

'That... is proof positive of my assertion. You are so convinced that you believe only what you believe that you believe, that you remain utterly blind to what you really believe without believing you believe it.' "

Catholic, continued


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