Religious Groups in Literature

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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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Catholic galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 348. "'...Ship's chaplain isn't that time-consuming--what's left but to think about Moties?' He grinned again. 'And contemplate the problems the missionaries will have on the next expedition--'

'Think the Church will send a mission?'

'Why not? Certainly no theological objections I can raise. Probably useless, though. . .' Hardy chuckled...

'David,' Horvath said. There was a note of urgency in his voice. 'The Church is going to be an important influence on Imperial policy regarding Moties. And I'm sure you know that the Cardinal will give great weight to your opinions when he reports to New Rome...' "

Catholic galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 396. "'Cardinal Randolph, has the Church determined the, ah, status of Moties? That is, their place in the theology of--'

'Of course not. But I can say they are hardly supernatural beings.' "

Catholic galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 430. "'...If there aren't any Moties, there won't be a Motie problem.'

David Hardy's voice was low but very firm. 'The Church would object to that very strongly, Senator. With every means we have.'

'I'm aware of that, father. I'm aware of the Humanity League's feelings too.

Catholic galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 154. "'Here's another Commissioner you know,' Cargill said. 'David.' He indicated a heavyset, balding man in clerical attire.

'Father Hardy,' Renner said...

Renner noted the large pectoral cross on Hardy's cassock...

...'I never did learn what happened to my Fyunch(click). Not that he was a convert, exactly. Anyway, I might be here as the Church's representative, or as the only semanticist ever to visit Mote Prime...' " [This Catholic priest is a prominent character in the book. Not all references to him and Catholicism have been recorded to the database.]

Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 70. " blue plasma glow, is His Holiness, Pope Julius XIV, the Holy Father to more than six hundred billion faithful Catholics, the de facto ruler of four hundred billion more scattered souls in the a far-flung Pax... "
Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 13. "A priest from the Pax monastery in Port Romance came to visit... Once in the windowless visiting room, he introduced himself as Father Tse and waved the guards away.

'My son,' he began, an idle felt the urge to smile, since the priest looked to be about my age, 'my son . . . are you prepared for tomorrow.?'

...Father Tse set down his missal and touched my bound wrist. 'You know that if you repent this night and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, that three days after . . . tomorrow . . . you will rise to live again in the grace of Our Lord's forgiveness.' His brown eyes did not blink. 'You do know this, do you not, my son?'

...'Yes, Father,' I said. 'I know how the cruciform works.'

Father Tse vigorously shook his head. 'Not the cruciform, my son. The grace of Our Lord.'

I nodded. 'Have you gone through resurrection, Father?'

The priest glanced down. 'Not yet, my son. But I have no fear of that day.' He looked up at me again. 'Nor must you.' "

Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 42. "De Soya avoids a sigh only by an effort of will. Legionaries of Christ had all but replaced the more liberal Jesuits over the centuries--their power had been growing in the Church a century before the Big Mistake--and it was no secret that the Pope used them as shock troops for difficult missions within the Church hierarchy. " [Many other refs. to the Pope, not in DB.]
Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 53. "'And you see the cruciform as something other than a miracle offered the faithful through the miraculous intercession of the Catholic Church?'

'I see the cruciform as a parasite,' I said, surprising myself by the vehemence in my voice. "

Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 57. "'Yes, Raul Endymion. I want the Pax destroyed and the Church's power toppled.'

I nodded. Two or three hundred known worlds had willingly joined the Pax. Trillions of humans had willingly been baptized in the Church. The Pax military was stronger than anything Hegemony Force had ever dreamed of at the height of its power. "

Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 61. "De Soya's first impression is of how young the Holy Father is: Pope Julius XIV is, of course, a man in his early sixties, despite the fact that he has been Pope almost continuously for more than 250 years, his reign broken only by his own death and rebirth for eight coronations, first as Julius VI--following the eight-year reign of the antitpope, Teilhard I--and again as Julius in each succeeding incarnation. As de Soya watches the Holy Father celebrate Mass, the Pax captain thinks of the story of Julius's ascendancy--learned through both official Church history and the banned poem Cantos... "
Catholic galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 23-24. "'There are--at this moment--more than thirty thousand Pax [Catholic] troops in and around the valley of the Time Tombs. At least five thousand of them are Vatican Swiss Guard.'

I whistled at this. The Vatican Swiss Guard was the elite of the elite, the best-trained, best-equipped military force in the far-flung expanse of the Pax. A dozen Vatican Guard troops in full regalia could have beaten the entire ten thousand troops of Hyperion's Home Guard. " [Many refs. to Catholicism throughout novel. Only a few in DB.]

Catholic galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 9-10. "Lourdusamy leaned closer to the table. The Cardinal noticed that M. Kenzo Isozaki had not blinked during the entire exchange. 'My friends... as good born-again Christians'--he nodded toward M.'s Aron & Hay-Modhino--'as Knights Hospitaller, you undoubtedly know the procedure for the election of our next Pope. But let me refresh your memory. Once the cardinals and their interactive counterparts are gathered and sealed in the Sistine Chapel, there are three ways in which we can elect a pope--by acclamation, by delegation, or by scrutiny. Through acclamation, all of the cardinal electors are moved by the Holy Spirit to proclaim one person as Supreme Pontiff. We each cry eligo--'I elect'--and the name of the person we unanimously select. Through delegation, we choose a few of those among us--say a dozen cardinals--to make the choice for all. Through scrutiny, the cardinal electors vote secretly until a candidate receives two-thirds majority plus one...' "
Catholic galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 9-10. "'...Then the new pope is elected and the waiting billions see the sfumata--the puffs of white smoke--which means that the family of the Church once again has a Holy Father... For the last nine elections,' continued the huge Cardinal... 'the Pope has been elected by acclamation . . . by the direct intercession of the Holy Spirit... I have no reason to believe... that this election will be any different.' "
Catholic galaxy 3200 Devenport, Emily. GodHeads. New York: Penguin/Roc (1998); pg. 278. "...I typed. CAN YOU GIUDE US TO THE MONASTERY?

...Neither of us had much of an idea of what to expect. I had sort of thought they might be like Catholic monks, living in giant stone fortresses, but spending most of their time communing with the Net instead of praying to God. But they had to eat and sleep, had to exercise... "

Catholic galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 232. "'We are not the Vatican, of course,' said the Pope. Not even a Vatican. We term ourselves Vatican-17, although the numeral is very seldom used. I suspect that at the time this establishment, there may have been sixteen other Vaticans, scattered through as many solar systems settled by humankind, although as to that I cannot be positive. I suspect as well that the Old Earth Vatican is still the premier Vatican, if that is the correct way of saying it, and all the others that now exist are subsidiaries, if, again, that is the correct terminology. The subsidiary Vaticans undoubtedly would have had the right to use the name. We did not even ask. If we were to establish ourselves today, I am certain I would not be termed a pope. When the Vatican and I were built, the robots were fresh from Earth, still starry-eyed, and filled with the wonder of the great religions there, especially impressed by the majesty and the tradition of the Catholic faith. "
Catholic galaxy 3500 Chalker, Jack L. The Demons at Rainbow Bridge. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1989); pg. 360. "'...Tall, bipedal creatures--the one looked to be two and a half meters easy, the other maybe two--with horns, blazing, fiery eyes, ugly expressions. Ugly as sin and twice as fearsome-looking. My old Islamic grandfather would have recognized them in an instant, as would your Catholic priest...'

'Demons,' the Durquist mused. 'Xotha, in my mother tongue...' "

Catholic galaxy 4100 Weber, David. Echoes of Honor. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1998); pg. 13. "He drew another deep breath as the procession finally entered the square before King Michael's Cathedral. The Star Kingdom's constitution specifically prohibited the establishment of an official state religion, but the House of Winton had been Second Reformation Roman Catholics for the last four centuries. King Michael had begun the construction of the cathedral which now bore his own name out of the royal family's private fortune in 65 After Landing--1528 Post Diaspora, by the reckoning of humanity at large--and every member of the royal family had been thirty-nine T-years before, after the death of King Roger III. Only eleven people from outside the royal house had ever been 'interred' there, and of that eleven, three of the crypts were empty. " [A few other refs. to the cathedral, not in DB. Catholicism appears to be only actual Earth religion mentioned in novel, but the refs. are not extensive.]
Catholic galaxy 4510 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Harkonnen. New York: Bantam (2000); pg. 9. [Epigraph] "Behold, O Man, you can create life. You can destroy life. But, lo, you have no choice but to experience life. And therein lies both your greatest strength and your greatest weakness.

--Orange Catholic Bible,
Book of Kimla Septima, 5:3 " [Other refs. to the Orange Catholic Bible, not in DB.]

Catholic galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 131. "'Holy Mary, Mother of God, blessed art thou among women . . .' Carlton Hathaway whispered as an enemy superdreadnought loomed on his targeting screen. "
Catholic galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 133. "Then she said to herself, Simplistic, not simple. and what the hell does pure mean? Saintly, holy, all that stuff? (Don't Mother-Teresa me, girl, Uncle Hurree muttered in her mind.) "
Catholic galaxy 5268 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 148. "'Someone wanted me here or I wouldn't have come,' said Ender. 'You may not like the law when it annoys you, but it protects many a Catholic on worlds where another creed is licensed.' "
Catholic galaxy 5268 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 166. "The students... were not so young that they didn't know of the strained relations between the hierarchy of the Church and the rather freewheeling monastics who ran most of the Catholic schools in the Hundred Worlds. "
Catholic galaxy 5268 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 308. "Bishop Peregrino knew that Speakers were not supposed to lie, but this one certainly seemed to be evasive. 'Speaker Andrew, there isn't a place in all the Hundred Worlds where a Catholic has to conceal his faith, and there hasn't been for three thousand years. That was the great blessing of space travel, that it removed the terrible population restrictions on an overcrowded Earth. Are you telling me that your father lived on Earth three thousand years ago?'

'I'm telling you that my father saw to it I was baptized a Catholic...' "

Catholic galaxy 5284 Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 86. "'What trouble, in particular?'

'To colony worlds. Demosthenes gave warning that the Lusitania Fleet was a dangerous precedent--it would be only a matter of time before Starways Congress used force to compel their obedience, too. To Catholic worlds and Catholic minorities everywhere, Demosthenes charged that Congress was trying to punish the Bishop of Lusitania for sending missionaries to the Pequeninos to save their souls from hell...' "

Catholic galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 0. [This novel is named Inferno, apparently after Dante's work. Inferno is a planet where most of the novel takes place. The map on page zero shows the 'Island of Purgatory', with a city named Limbo, a river named Styx, on which sits a city named Hades, and another river named Lethe. Some of these are Greco-Roman terms, some Catholic.]
Catholic galaxy 13500 Herbert, Frank. Dune. Philadelphia: Chilton Book Co. (1965); pg. xxi. [Definitions in 'Terminology of the Imperium'] "ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE: the 'Accumulated Book,' the religious text produced by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators. It contains elements of most ancient religions, including the Maometh Saari, Mahayana Christianity, Zensunni Catholicism and Buddislamic traditions. " [bold added to emphasize applicable segments]; [There many references to Catholicism in this book, most not in DB.]
Catholic galaxy 13560 Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah. New York: Ace (1987; c. 1969); pg. 181. "His mind turned to a paraphrase of the passage from the Orange Catholic Bible: What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us? "
Catholic galaxy 13575 Herbert, Frank. Children of Dune. New York: Berkley (1976); pg. 29. "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the sand; and he had two horns like a lamb, but his mouth was fanged and fiery as the dragon and his body shimmered and burned with great heat while it did hiss like the serpent.

--Revised Orange Catholic Bible " [Other refs. to this, not in DB.]

Catholic galaxy 15200 Herbert, Frank. The Heretics of Dune. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1984); pg. 36. "In every spare study moment, Duncan pored over whatever the library produced for him: the Holy Book of the Divided God, the Guard Bible, the Orange Catholic Bible and even the Apocrypha. He learned about the long defunct Bureau of the Faith and 'The Pearl that IS the Sun of Understanding.' "
Catholic galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 70. Pg. 69: "'Poet, tragedian, historian.' He leaned forward and with a wicked wink whispered, 'I style myself Voltaire. Freethinker. Philosopher King.'

'Besides the King of Heaven and His son, I call but one man King. Charles VII of the House of Valois...'

...'An insistence I most dearly paid for,' she retorted, remembering how the bishops badgered her about her male attire... "; Pg. 70: "'No, I do not. There is no virtue greater than chastity in women--or in men. Our lord was chaste, as are our saints and priests.'

'Priests chaste!' He rolled his eyes. " [Apparently a simulation based on Voltaire's Candide is being played. More, pg. 80-84, 97-122, etc.]

Catholic galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 80. "The learned cardinals and bishops of the foul, English-loving University of Paris, and of the Church--Christ's bride on earth!--had set her living body on fire. All for carrying out the Lord's will--that the Great and True King should be His minister in France. For that, they had rejected the king's ransom... "
Catholic galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 89. [Referring to the milieu Voltaire in France.] "'In essences, certainly. The Maid dared cling to her vision with her whole heart, despite bullying by church and state. Her devotion to her vision, unlike mine, bore no taint of perverseness. she was the first true Protestant. I've always preferred Protestants to papist absolutists--until I took up residence in Geneva, only to discover their public hatred of pleasure is as great as any pope's. Only Quakers do not privately engage in what they publicly claim to abjure. Alas, a hundred true believers cannot redeem millions of hypocrites.'

...'...The greatest enemy of the chastity she pretends to defend is a donkey--a donkey with wings!'

Voltaire smiled. 'A brilliant metaphor for the Roman Church, n'est ce pas?...' "

Catholic galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 115. "'...His father was a strict disciplinarian, sympathetic to the 'Jansenist' view.'

'What's that? A sports team?'

'I asked. He said, 'A Catholic version of a Protestant.' I don't think they were teams. Something about sin being everywhere, pleasure's disgusting--usual primitive religion, Dark Ages stuff.' "

Catholic galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 146. "Lodovik contemplated his assignment as relayed by Daneel through microwave link. His pilgrimage would include a tour of special duty in the Cathedral of the Greys in Pasaj. Here, the finest of the Empire's bureaucratic class gathered once in a lifetime to receive their highest honors, including the Order of the Emperor's Feather; while Lodovik's new role had no history of such extraordinary excellence, it was not unusual for those who contributed to the cathedral on a yearly basis to be summoned for menial duties, as the next highest kind of recognition of service.

Daneel clearly expected the cathedral to play an important part in the next few years, though what that might be, he had not yet conveyed to Lodovik. " [This description of Ruellian practices reminiscent of some Catholic traditions.]

Catholic galaxy 33960 Harrison, Harry. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 64. Pg. 63-64: "A commercial channel came on and before I could change channels the announcer appeared in glorious three dimension and color. I didn't switch because the announcer was a she and wearing only the flimsiest of swim suits.

'Come where the balmy breezes blow,' she cajoled. 'Come join me on the silver sands of beautiful Vaticano Beach, where the sun and waves will refresh your soul. . . .'

I turned the thing off. My soul was in fine shape and the fine shape of the announcer only gave me more problems to think about. Future first, heterosexual love later... And I knew just where I wanted to go, an ambition I had had since I was knee-high to a porcuswinelet. The Cathedral Mountains. Those snow-covered peaks, pointing towards the sky like giant church towers, how they used to fill my childish dreams. Well, why not? About time to make a few dreams come true... took the plane to Rafael... Cathedral Trail... "

Catholic galaxy 33960 Harrison, Harry. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 101. "The Bishop was very catholic in his tastes and liked everything on the menu. "
Catholic Ganymede 2300 Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 162. "Maybe they were holding it all in, or maybe they had just had it trained out of them by their years on Earth, he thought. It was hard to tell. He rummaged back through his education for a comparison. With a mild shock he realized, They came here out of duty. Not from a yearning, but because their commonweal decided. They're like priests, not explorers. Priests. "
Catholic Ganymede 2300 Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 205. "The man he had known so little would lie now in this place far beyond the moon of Islam and the cross of Rome and the hammer of Marx, in a territory open and without plan, beyond man and his encasing theories, his filters, beyond the closed rooms of the civilized mind. "
Catholic Georgia (country) 1575 C.E. Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 139. "Oh, yes, so I believe. Isn't it true he found an unlikely ally in Pope Pius IV? Pius Iv's last act before he died was to make an unexpected gift from Catholicism to Orthodoxy. He despatched to King Zrze something for his newly-built church: an ikon which had reached the Vatican from a pillaged churchin Borzhomi. Isn't that so, Father? An ikon generally known as 'The Madonna of Futurity?' "
Catholic Georgia, USA 2800 Gotschalk, Felix C. "Vestibular Man " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 316. "In the Vatican exile island of Scorpio, the 27-percent bionic pope was summoned by the College of Cardinals for a review of his infallibility parameters... "
Catholic Georgia: Atlanta 2047 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 209. "Ortho-Urbanism itself combined the ritual, the contemporary scholasticism, and the hierarchical designations of the Roman Church with a good many of the holy-roller appurtenances of pre-Evacuation primitivism. "
Catholic Germany 1889 Solosan, Don. "Great White Hunter " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 406. "1881... 'It just occurred to me: you've actually met Adolf Hitler.'

'I have that distinction.'

'Is it true he had only one testicle?'

'Ask Eva--or better yet, ask Adolf.'

'I can't,' he protests.

'He's baptized in a Roman Catholic church in another eight years. You can substitute yourself for the parish priest, lift up his little tunic and end decades of academic squabbling.' "

Catholic Germany 1931 Ebershoff, David. The Danish Girl. New York: Viking (2000); pg. 268. "In front of Lili lay all of Dresden: the Opernhaus, the Catholic Hofkirche, the Italian-styled Academy of Art, and the seemingly floating dome of the Fraunkirche. "
Catholic Germany 1938 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 241. "'Germany annexed Austria in 1938, but that was as far as it went. The destruction of the Hindenburg was the turning point for the Nazi regime. After that, the German resistance movement rose against the Nazis, and it wasn't long before the Vatican began secretly funneling aid to a Catholic organization known as White Rose.'

Hearing this, Franc felt a chill run down his back. Suddenly, he recalled the conversation he had with William Shirer in the bar at the Frankfurter Hof. The journalist had mentioned something about meeting with Catholic clergymen who were . . . how had he put it? . . . concerned about recent events. 'Were they successful? White Rose, I mean.'

'Yea, sure. It's in all the history books . . . or at least, the ones I read. A few days after Germany took over Austria, the resistance staged a mass protest in Berlin...' " [More. In this alternate history, the Catholics thwarted Hitler and destroyed the Nazi movement, preventing World War II and Holocaust.]

Catholic Germany 1944 Meluch, R.M. "Vati " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 311. "Railed at the Moelders for his lack of Nazi ideology. It was his Roman Catholicism that stood in his way. 'Rome and Moscow are the same,' he reminded him. Demanded Moelders' loyalty. All of it.

Moelders didn't understand. 'But you have it, mein Fuhrer.'

No. Wanted him to renounce the church.

'Everything of this world is yours,' Moelders assured him.

'What is that supposed to mean?'

'I can only render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.'

The Fuhrer reminded Moelders from whom came his Knight's Cross, oak leaves, swords, and diamonds, his rank, his command. Did he want to keep those? Caesar demanded.

Moelders unfastened the Ritterkreuz with all its attendant decorations from his neck, surrendered it on its red, black and white ribbon. 'Hail Caesar.' "

Catholic Germany 2001 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 983. [1] "He could have learned the words, could have recited them to comfort himself and to offer Zosia the solace of his company. Yet he had rejected all that, standing aloof and apart anytime they mourned a comrade or celebrated a wedding or baptized a child.

Would it be so difficult to have some water splashed on his forehead and recite a few words of consent? Was a piece of bread and a sip of wine so hard to swallow? If Paris was well worth a mass, wasn't Zosia? If entire kingdoms had converted for political convenience, couldn't he do it for love? Did he really believe deep down that the Vatican would take notice and would gleefully conclude that their patriarchal nonsense had triumphed over rationalism as the last recalcitrant Englishman gave in? "

Catholic Germany 2001 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 983. [2] "There was, he had to admit, something in the nationalism aspect to it all. It would be easier to consider the Church of England, though it held no greater theological attraction for him. He had all his life associated Catholicism with fanatics. Or the Irish. Same difference, his father would have said. In any case, it was something that he was not. Indeed, he recognized that such a perception was almost certainly propaganda from a bygone era, left over as a knee-jerk prejudice in the populace. If he had told his parents or friends that he had converted to Catholicism, they would have been horrified, yet if he mentioned that he had a Polish or French or Italian Catholic wife, they would have accepted the information with a shrug; just so long as it was not an Irish Catholic, or even worse, an English Catholic! " [Some refs., not in DB. At least one major character -- Zosia -- is a Catholic.]
Catholic Germany 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 107. "Twenty minutes later I walked into a little German village, a quiet, a quiet, sleepy kind of place that had a couple of gas stations, an old shut-down movie theater, and one tiny Catholic church next to one tiny Lutheran church, all surrounded by about fifty houses. "
Catholic Germany 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 84. "The people of Munich enjoy their religion gorgeously and full-heartedly. Priests drink wine with the populace; and what art glittered in the vanished churches! Those churches were bombed to blazes during the hitler war, but restored exactly afterwards. Kathinka is looking forward to rescuing the churches yet again, this time from hurricanes of dust millions of miles away. "
Catholic Germany 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 85. "A gilded Virgin Mary stood at the column's top, doing a kind of civil reconnaissance check...

The Marienplatz was a beautiful plaza. She liked the way the Muncheners had taken good care of their church: peaked arches, balconies, fishy-looking stone Christian saints transcending the flesh. She especially liked the colorful medieval wooden robots up in the clock tower.

Up on the tower's steeple, dangling by their heels high above the platz, were three naked Catholics with thier arms folded in prayer. They were doing a penitential performance ritual. Not calling any outrageous attention to themselves or anything, in fact it was pretty hard to notice the Catholics up there, dangling naked by the ridget teeth of the stone Gothic spire. They were expsoing the flesh to the wind and the cold, very pious and dedicated, and obviously higher than kites. "

Catholic God-Does-Battle 2113 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988) "...they pooled their resources to buy a world of their own. That world was renamed God-Does-Battle, tamed by the wealth of the heirs of Christ, Rome, Abraham and OPEC. " ['Rome' here refer to the Catholic Church.]
Catholic God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "'Jeshua.' It was the chief of the guard and the council of laws, Sam Daniel the Catholic. His father and Sam Daniel had been friends before his father disappeared. 'Time for the Synedrium to convene.' "; Pg. 4: "'Enough! cried the chief guard. Jeshua stopped and blinked at Sam Daniel the Catholic. He wobbled, weak with exertion.'

'Enough, Jeshua,' Sam Daniel said softly. " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB.]

Catholic God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 32. "Once, long ago, if his earliest childhood memories were accurate, he had been taken from Bethel-Japhet to a communion in the hills of Kebal. That had been years before the Synedrium had stiffened the separation laws between Catholic and Habiru rituals. His father and most of his acquaintances had been Habiru and spoken Hebrew. But prominent members of the community, such as Sam Daniel, had by long family tradition worshipped Jesus as more than a prophet, according to established creeds grouped under the title of Catholicism. His father had not resented the Catholics for their ideas. "
Catholic God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 32. "At that communion, not only had Habiru and Catholic worshipped, but also the now-separate Muslims and a few diverse creeds best left forgotten. Those had been difficult times, perhaps as hard as the times just after the Exiling. Jeshua remembered listening to the talk between his father and a group of Catholics--relaxed, informal talk without the stiffness of ceremony that had grown up since. His father had mentioned that his young son's name was Jeshua, which was a form of Jesus, and the Catholics had clustered around him like fathers all, commenting on his fine form as a six-year-old and his size and evident strength. 'Will you make him a carpenter?' they asked jokingly.

'He will be a cain,' his father answered.

They frowned, puzzled.

'A maker of tools.' "

Catholic God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 33. "'But why?' his father asked. 'Because of our degraded state as humans? Remember, it was the Habirus and Catholics--then Jews and Christians--who commissioned Robert Kahn to build the cities for God-Does-Battle and to make them pure cities for the best of mankind, the final carriers of the flame of Jesus and the Lord. We were self-righteous in those days and wished to leave behind the degraded ways of our neighbors. How was it that the best were cast out?'

'Hubris,' chuckled a Catholic. 'A shameful thing, anyway. The histories tell us of many shameful things, eh, lad?' " [Other references to Catholics by name: pg. 34, 44-46, 89.]

Catholic God-Does-Battle 3451 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 140. "...but the Daniel families hadn't spoken Hebrew since leaving Bethel-Japhet during the Break Wars. The Daniels had been Catholic then, but had learned Hebrew in the Expolis Ibreem to be neighborly. " [Break Wars: est. 3451? This passage comes in Book Three, dated 3562.]
Catholic God-Does-Battle 3460 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 89. "'...You know why I'm called the Apostate, old man?'

Ezeki stared straight ahead.

'Because I once trained to be a rab [rabbi]. What do you think of that? I was young, but devout. Then I decided the creed of the Catholic was more attractive. Then I joined a group which worshipped a very dark, ugly sort of goddess. None of them satisfied me. From rab to pagan, and then to agnostic.' "

Catholic Gotham 1971 Robbins, Frank. "Marrige: Impossible " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in Detective Comics #407, January 1971); pg. 85-86. [Pages 85-86 take place in a Cathedral, both the exterior and interior of which are shown.] Pg. 85: Batman [reading silently from a newspaper announcement]: "So that's where he's been . . . 'Tonight's gala opening will be presided over by its creator . . . Prof. Kirk Langstrom . . . followed at midnight by his marriage . . . to his childhood sweetheart, Miss Francine Lee, at the Cathedral of . . .' " [Batman enters the Cathedral, where the marriage is about to take place] Priest: ". . . And if anyone sees fit why this marriage should not be consummated . . . "; Batman: "I know why it must not be . . . THIS--is why! "; [Batman rips the mask off of the groom standing at the altar, revealing the groteseque-appearing Man-Bat, a man with huge ears and the features of a giant bat.] Priest: "G-gasp . . .! " [More scenes in Cathedral: pg. 94-99. Stained glass windows, a massive church bell can be seen.]
Catholic Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 354. [Peter talks with his wife.] "'...a lot of the early quantum theorists were born Lutherans.'

'What difference does that make?'...

'Communion. The Eucharist, the Mass. Most Protestants believe that the bread and wine are just symbols. Catholics like you . . .'

'I was a Catholic.' She went naked to where their clothes were piled in a heap on a chair. She found something among her clothes and picked it up.

He watched her, propping his head in his hand. 'So you were taught to believe in transubstantiation--that even if the bread and wine retain breadlike qualities and vinous qualities, they turn into the actual body and blood of Christ. That may be magic, but it's not a paradox. To Lutherans, the consecrated bread is bread, and at the same time it is the body of Christ...' "

Catholic Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 373. "'I was pregnant when we were married. That's why I married you--because I was pregnant. Even though I didn't want to be, even though I was a bad Catholic, I couldn't do anything about it because abortion was murder. I believed that. And there you were.' "
Catholic Greece 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 51. Pg. 51: "It was Colonel Graff and Sister Carlotta at the door. Graff in a suit now, and Sister Carlotta in an extravagant auburn wig that made her look really stupid but also kind of pretty. The whole family recognized them at once, except that Nikolai had never met Sister Carlotta... "; Pg. 53: "Mother didn't like it. None of them did. But there was Sister Carlotta, smiling her best nun smile, like a sort of Virgin-in-training. How could they help but trust her? " [More with Sister Carlotta, a Catholic nun, pg. 51-58, and in many other chapters, not in DB.]
Catholic Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 75. "Ix Chel, the Old Woman, was the moon goddess. The old ones' gods were ugly, not like the Virgin Mary or Jesus... "
Catholic Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 83. "'Fernandez, the church.' The lieutenant spoke to a soldier... Turning toward the old colonial church, Xbalanque saw, for the first time, the village priest standing outside arguing with one of the search teams as the soldiers stood there holding silver candlesticks. There was an explosion from the rocket launcher, followed a split second later by the blast as the church fell in on itself. "
Catholic Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 91. Pg. 91: "...he swore to all the deities he recognized, Mayan and European, Jesus, Mary, and Itzamna... "; Pg. 105: "Praying to the Virgin Mary and the saints that they would not be next... " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Catholic Guatemala 1994 Harper, Leanne C. "Paths of Silence and of Night " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 133. "'Are you an Evangelical or perhaps one of the Catholic Action missions?' his question was asked with a lightness of tone that belied its importance.

'No, I'm not here to save any souls. Nor am I a misguided norteamericano liberal in Guatemala to help the rebels.' "

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