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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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Catholic Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 426. "'Like the Flying Nun.' Religious order where you gotta dress weird. She could fly, remember?' "
Catholic Nevada: Las Vegas 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 29. "'But since you ask. This lady and a friend painted it red on Ash Wednesday of 1990, in Las Vegas, to elude detection by the police--like the blood of the lamb over the doorposts in Egypt, right--and ever since then the truck spon-tane-eously turns red every year during Holy Week. Ordinarily it's blue.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Catholic New Hampshire 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 280. "Victoria's funeral was on Tuesday, July 26, 1977. She was buried in the small Catholic cemetery on the hill overlooking Exeter... brief graveside service... Father Darcy... "
Catholic New Jersey 1952 Norden, Eric. "The Curse of Mhondoro Nkabele " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 157. "Due to Father Devlin, who had become a devotee while a parish priest in Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A... "
Catholic New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 34. Pg. 34: "She was a non-practicing Catholic and a dabbler in feminist paganism. She was a dreamer and a pragmatist... "; Pg. 35: "'...Inverse parthenogenesis.'

'What the hell are you talking about?'

'One of my sperm began meiosis without an egg.'

'It did?'

'An egg of indeterminate origin, at least.'

Instantly Georgina's dormant Catholicism awoke. Crossing herself, she whispered 'Mother of God' and, quavering with awe, approached the crib. 'Wow--I knew God had eggs, I just knew it.' She grasped the teething rail and took a deep Yogic breath. 'You know what we're looking at? We're looking at one of those times when God herself comes barging into human history and gets things cracking.' "

Catholic New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 36. "'A virgin conception--sensational!... We've got to tell the world about this! We've got to telegram the Pope! First the son, now the daughter! Get it?'

...'The Pope? The Pope? I don't want to tell anybody, I'm sorry I even told you... "

Catholic New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 38. "'Wing of angel.' Georgina the neo-Catholic. 'Wing of phoenix.' Georgina the pagan priestess. "
Catholic New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 42. "'This remind me. Er, I don't want to presume, but . . .' She grew uncharacteristically shy. 'You sure you're educating Julie properly?'

'Huh?'

'Well, it seems only logical to me that Jesus Christ's sister should be brought up Catholic.'

'What?'

'Catholic. It served me well enough in my early years. I'll probably enroll Phoebe in catechism class.'

Murray snorted. 'She's not Jesus' sister.'

'That remains to be seen. Anyway, Julie would probably do best being brought up Catholic. Either that or Protestant--I'm not prejudiced, though it's a duller religion. Get her in touch with her roots, know what I mean? Put up a Christmas tree. Hide Easter eggs. Kids need roots.'

'Easter eggs?'

'I'm just trying to be logical. I don't mean to offend you.' "

Catholic New Jersey 1991 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 71. "If your Catholic boyfriend is right, God subscribes to a spare, unequivocal ethic: body bad, soul good; flesh false, spirit true. " [Other refs., not in DB, incl. pg. 76.]
Catholic New Jersey 1991 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 76. "Julie did not really understand Roger's interest in her, unless his Catholic instincts told him who she was. He ran the student council, edited the school paper, and looked remarkably like the portrait of an extremely handsome Jesus hanging in Phoebe's old catechism class. His only defect--as Phoebe would have it, his only virtue--was his fascination with the grotesque, particularly monster movies and Stephen King novels, enthusiasms Julie attributed to the pre-Vatican II hell, so gaudy and voluptuous in its horrors, had captured his childhood imagination. "
Catholic New Jersey 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 65. "Bremen saw in a sudden, out-of-context flash of Vanni Fucci's choppy musings that the thief was angry at God. Terribly angry at God.

Same [expletive] day that Nicco... takes his vows, I broke into [expletive] St. Mary's and stole the [expletive] chalice. Same [expletive] chalice I useta hand Father Damiano when I was a [expletive] altar boy. Same [expletive] chalice. Nobody wanted the [expletive] thing. No fence would touch the [expletive] thing. [Expletive] crazy, man . . . Nicco taking his [expletive] vows and me wandering the [expletive] streets of Atlantic City with that [expletive] chalice in my gym bag. Nobody wanted the [expletive] thing. " [Other refs., not in DB. Vanni Fucci, a Catholic, is one of novel's main characters.]

Catholic New Jersey 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 30. "...a large crucifix dangled from the string of beads attached to it. He wore necklases from which were suspended a seal of Solomon, a crescent, a tiny African idol, a fou-leaved clover, a four-armed, fierce-faced figurine, and a symbolic eye on top of a pyramid. Jewish, Muslim, Voodoo, Irish, Hindu and Freemasonic. "
Catholic New Jersey 3417 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 33. "What have we here? Duncan thought. A latter-day Saint Francis of Assisi?

The man... dropped the crucifix... "

Catholic New Mexico 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 196. "Tubac rowsed under the relentless sun of the western part of New Mexico Territory. It had been a Mexican village, adobe houses clustered around a Catholic church which was also adobe and whitewashed. Then it had ben a Mormon settlement... "
Catholic New Mexico 1988 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 14. Pg. 14: "Both were family men who took their religions--Greek Orthodox and Catholic--seriously. "; Pg. 56: "'If he'd been happy with plastic, we'd still be married.' She rolled her eyes dramatically. 'Divorce between Catholics; my brother Tib, that's Thibodeaux, drove a Calcasieu rig and had to quit to save his honor.' "; Pg. 257: Mother Theresa; Pg. 182: "Wes, with wry good humor: 'And you told me only because of your priest, and me not even Catholic?' "
Catholic New Mexico 1994 Ing, Dean. "Anasazi " in Anasazi. New York: Tor (1987; c. 1979); pg. 132. Pg. 132: "'...My papa was casta--uh, part Hispano--and he didn't stay long. Most Keresan tribes are quasi-Catholic but they stick to matrilineal ways...' "; Pg. 225: "'Not exactly; it's Sunday. The better Catholics went to early Mass.' "
Catholic New Mexico 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 126. "...and nuns from a convent near Albuquerque who used ethanaol [as a sacrament]... "
Catholic New Mexico: Atocha 1925 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 5. "All the buildings fronted the central plaza were faced in art deco, a streamlined assembly of winged radiators... Even the Catholic church was streamlined... "
Catholic New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 25. "'I don't wanna say anything about you guys [Church of the Apostles of Elohim and the Nazarene] or the Mormons,' he said, 'but I'm a Catholic, and we say you're both cults.'

Loren glared at him. 'You don't want me to tell you what my religion says about the Pope.'

'Loren,' said Coover, 'that nice steak of yours is getting cold.'

'One of the great minds of the sixteenth century,' Loren said.

Sandoval looked offended. Byrne turned to him. 'I'm a Lutheran,' he said. 'Am I a cultist, too?'

'You're okay, ese,' Sandoval said. 'You're justa heretic.'

He and Byrne cackled. Byrne took a flask out of his pocket and added whiskey to their coffee cups. "

Catholic New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 59. "The Church of the Apostles of Elohim and the Nazarene as Atocha's largest church. The Apostles, unlike the Saints and the Holy Romans, had been imported specially in the 1880s, when Riga Brothers began their copper operation. "
Catholic New York 1966 Vaughan, Brian K. "Every Time a Bell Rings " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 12. "...on the soccer field that belongs to St. Ignatius, the exclusive all-boys preparatory school I still attend... "
Catholic New York 1966 Vaughan, Brian K. "Every Time a Bell Rings " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 15. "As the funeral drew to a close and Daniel's parents departed arm in arm, Father White the stern headmaster of St. Ignatius & Sullivan's archenemy, gathered us together in a small circle. The priest's thick, black eyebrows danced wildly underneath his incompatible white hair as he lectured us loudly, 'Boys, a great evil has visited St. Ignatius . . .'

Benny looked at me and rolled his eyes.

'As you all know,' White continued, softly now, 'Mr. Sullivan was a very . . . troubled child. Satan held a powerful influence over him. He was not strong enough to fight for his own salvation, and in the end, he paid for his mortal cowardice with his life. Pray for guidance, boys. Pray for salvation, lest such a fate befall you!'

The headmaster looked directly at Benny & me. 'That is all.'

Shocked but not surprised by his typically callous words, we slowly disassembled and headed for the dorms.

'Yep. White killed him.'

'If he didn't, I don't know who did. I mean, he-' "

Catholic New York 1966 Vaughan, Brian K. "Every Time a Bell Rings " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 16. "'So, am I ever going to get back those aviation books I lent you, Mr. Worthington?' Father Timothy Ober asked with a knowing grin.

Ober (Father Tim to his older students) was St. Ignatius's impossibly thin biology professor and fencing instructor. The youngest of Ignatius's staff, this broomstick of a man was also the most approachable.

'Of course, Father,' I said guiltily. 'I'll, uh, have them back to you soon.'

'No hurry, son. Making any headway on that science experiment of yours?' " [Other refs. to this character, Father Timothy, and other refs. to Catholicism in this story set at a Catholic school. Other refs. not in DB.]

Catholic New York 1966 Vaughan, Brian K. "Every Time a Bell Rings " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 21. Pg. 19: "'Our Father who art in Heaven!' I yelled--instinctively, I suppose. Directly behind me, I could hear the animal's staccato galloping. Panicked, I finally... "; Pg. 21: "'Father Tim, this sounds stupid, but . . . Do you think God makes some people better than others? Does he make some worse?'

He was polite enough to pause and consider this even though he doubtlessly had an answer prepared already. 'Well, Warren . . . God makes us all in his image. None of us are made better or worse than anyone else. We're just different.'

'But what about what those men were saying?' I asked. 'About how maybe these murders could have been done by a . . . by a mutant? Does God make mutants? Are they good or evil?'

The pause seemed genuine this time. 'Well, yes, I suppose een these mutations are God's children, Warren. Whether they're good or evil is up to them. God's gift of free will is a glorious and terrifying thing. But if this mutant chooses to do evil--' "

Catholic New York 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 3. Pg. 3: Roberto: "The light! Blessed Madonna, I never dreamed there could be so much! "; Pg. 3: Roberto: "What--happened to me?! Dear Lord forgive me--what have I done?!! " [Also, pg. 11.]
Catholic New York 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 153. "She was from Long Island... She'd been reared Catholic, but during high school Charlotte had become uncomfortable with a faith that seemed to lay everything out so neatly. God the scorekeeper. at graduation she'd announced that she had become a Unitarian. Creation is beyond logic or explanation, she'd told her dismayed father; one can only sit back and await the wind that blows between the stars. Her father had assured her mother that everything would be all right, that it was all nonsense and Charlotte would get over it. "
Catholic New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 78. "'I've known several single-o men, but never a double-o. I guess you're the highest classification I ever had friendly words with. If the Pope set up shop in this country, he'd be only one notch up--in the R-numbers of course. He'd be an R-001. I heard somewhere that the number was being held for him, over the objections of Episcopal bishops who want R-001 themselves. Delicate business.' "
Catholic New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 112. "On second thought, he supposed that it had--the general phenomenon of a lover's devotion to the unseen--in studies of nuns' symbolic marriages to Christ... "
Catholic New York: New York City 1921 Scholz, Carter. "The Amount to Carry " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 143. "Other placards welcome professional and amateur groups diverse as rocketeers, philosophers, alpinists, and the Catholic Total Abstinence Union. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1953 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 20. "His voice was somber now, like a great organ rolling its notes from a high cathedral nave. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1955 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Degradation Rites " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 142. "Nearby, a middle-aged woman bent over her breviary reading the vespers service. A mother-of-pearl rosary hung from her thin fingers, and periodically drops of blood pattered on the pages. Each time it happened, her lips moved in quick prayers, and she would wipe away the gore. If her constant bleeding had been limited to a true stigmata she might have been canonized, but she bled from every available orifice. Blood ran from her ears, matting her hair and staining the shoulders of her gown, from mouth, nose, eyes, rectum . . . everywhere. A worn-out doctor had dubbed her Sister Mary Hemorrhage in the lounge one night... "
Catholic New York: New York City 1962 Martin, George R. R. "Shell Games " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 196. "An oil painting of John F. Kennedy smiled down from above the hearth; in one corner stood a three-foot-tall plaster statue of the Virgin Mary. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "...wonderful Cathedral scene... "; Pg. 22: "Joseph and the priest discuss the story at great length... " [more]
Catholic New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 125. "I hardly know what my life will be like as an ordinary human being unable to enter minds. Right now I'm floundering, looking for definitions of myself, looking for structures. I'm thinking seriously of entering the Roman Catholic Church. (Good Christ, am I? That's the first I've heard of that! The stink of incense, the mumble of priests, is that what I want?) Or perhaps the Episcopalians, I don't know. It's a matter of affiliating myself with the human race.
Catholic New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 138. "Most of the building's population is Puerto Rican, with a sprinkling of Irish and Italian. In this den of papists a David Selig [Jewish] is a great anomaly. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1982 Godwin, Parke. "The Fire When It Comes " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 30. "I wonder if Al's Catholic, she never heard of a diaphragm? "
Catholic New York: New York City 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 15: "Scaredy Cat! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1984); pg. 16. Pg. 16: Danielle: "Sam, do you see what they're [Rahne and Roberto] looking at--the Holy Ghost Church! Remember who we met there last summer--and what happened to the kids?! " [Referring to events from Marvel Team-up Annual #6, featuring the New Mutants and Cloak and Dagger.]; Pg. 17: Sam: "Ah'm worried about Rahne an' Bobby. That church is Cloak and Dagger's hideout... "
Catholic New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "St. Anne's [Cathedral]--on Manhattan's Lower East Side... where Father Michael Bowen is tidying up after evening services, with the help of his wards, Leong Xui Manh, and his twin sister, Nga. "; Nga: "I was amazed, mon pere. I didn't know the reverend Sisters were allowed to have a sense of humor. "; Father Bowen: "On occasion, Nga... miracles do happen--Good Lord?!? "; Nga: "Gasp! "; Pg. 10: Rahne: "I cairk?! Why, see where you've brought us--it's St. Anne's, Father Bowen's church! "; Roberto: "Father... Bowen--I bet you, in the name of mercy... Help me!! "; Leong: "Pere Michel, c'est Roberto DaCosta! He looks so awful, is he ill?! "; Father Bowen: "I don't know, Leong. The young woman with him--her face, her voice, I recognize them! But that's impossible. Can she truly be Rahne Sinclair?!!... Nga, my first aid kit--hurry!! " [More, pg. 12, 17-19.]
Catholic New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 18. Illyana's thoughts, while in a Catholic church, looking at a cross on the wall: "This is hallowed ground--the demon sorceress part of me hates it. I feel like somebody's scraping claws across a blackboard--if Peter weren't my big brother, I'd be long gone from here. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 25: "The Only Thing to Fear... ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1985); pg. 1. Pg. 1: "Tyrone Johnson, Tandy Bowen... Cloak and Dagger... But the price of remaining so--the condemnation of two innocent souls--proved an even more terrible burden and so they have come to St. Anne's Church on Manhattan's lower East Side to try to save them. "; Pg. 2: Father Bowen: "Tandy--?!? "; Tandy/Dagger: "Uncle Mike--?!? ";

Both Tandy and Father Bowen, overlapping: "You're Dagger!
I knew you were a priest--
This is incredible--
I never dreamed you were in New York--
Good Lord, how you've grown--
Golly, your hair, where'd it all go--
You've become a woman--
Oh, it's so good to see you-- "

[Father Bowen is one of the main characters in this issue, which takes place almost entirely in St. Anne's Church. Other refs. (mostly by way of the images) throughout story, not in DB.]

Catholic New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 25: "The Only Thing to Fear... ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1985); pg. 15. Roberto: "Father, is there nothing we can do?! "; Father Bowen: "Pray, my children--and trust in the infinite mercy of the Almighty. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Breakdown " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 58. "'I don't know what to say. . .' Cordelia blushed. 'I mean, it's like I don' know him anymore. You don' understand. I was raised in the [Catholic] Church. I was taught that bein' a homo--what Jack is, is one of the worst sins.' "
Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Breakdown " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 66. "'You ever go to Holy Innocents?' Paul asked about her Catholic elementary school in offhand tones.

'Me, are you kidding? That's for rich Italian kids. I went to good old P.S. one ninety-two in Brooklyn.' Rosemary studied his face.

'I didn't think so. Friend of mine went there. He said the craziest thing the other night. Thought you looked just like Rosa Maria Gambione grown up...' "

Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 10. "'Roulette, I haven't stayed out all night since my high school prom.'

'I'll just bet you stayed out all night.'

He blushed. 'Hey, I was a good Catholic boy.'

'My momma always warned me about good Catholic boys.'

He moved in, wrapped brawny arms about her waist. 'I'm not quite so 'good' anymore.'

'I hope that refers to your morals, and not to your performance, Stan.'

'Roulette!' "

Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 20. "The area was packed... He stopped to allow a dozen traditionally garbed nuns to move past him at right angles. A big joker with leathery skin and pronounced upper tusks protruding beneath his upper lip tried to muscle through the nuns. 'Hey, move it, penguins!' he yelled. Another joker, one with huge puppy-like brown eyes and what appeared to be stigmata wounds on his palms, voiced exception. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 169. "She needed a haven... The sign in front of a small brick-and-stone building on Orchard Street made her pause. This, she thought, was exactly what she needed.

It was a church. The sign in front said Our Lady of Perpetual Misery. It looked Catholic. Jennifer had been brought up as Protestant, but her family hadn't been very religious and she herself harbored no deep religious feelings. None, at any rate, that would prevent her from seeing refuge in a Catholic church. "

Catholic New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 170. "Inscribed above the tableau were the words: Our Lady of Perpetual Misery. Below that, in slightly smaller letters, was Church of Jesus Christ, Joker.

Jennifer... had heard a little about this offshoot of orthodox Catholicism that had been embraced by many jokers who had a religious bent. The Catholic hierarchy, of course, wanted nothing to do with the Church of Jesus Christ, Joker... "

Catholic New York: New York City 1987 Bryant, Edward. "The Second Coming of Buddy Holly " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 182. "He'd spoken to Tachyon. An apple a day hadn't worked. And he had talked to Michael. Who was left? A priest? Not a chance. Atelier Parish was too far behind. Too many years. Too much memory. " [The character is a Cajun from Louisiana.]
Catholic New York: New York City 1987 Harper, Leanne C. "Takedown " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 384. "Damn her Catholic-martyr syndrome. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 28. Pg. 28: "'Sascha. He does belong to your church, doesn't he?'

'Sascha Starfin is a faithful churchgoer,' the priest said, 'though upon thinking about it, it has been quite a while since he's partaken of Communion.' "; Pg. 119: "There was a vast, hurried mumbling as the Living Rosary Society told their beads as they said their prayers for the repose of Chrysalis's soul. " [These are actually a references to the fictional Church of Jesus Christ, Joker. But most elements of this church are borrowed directly from the Catholic Church.]

Catholic New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 119-120. "The Mass began. It was similar to the infrequent Catholic masses Brennan had attended as a child, but with some unfamiliar twists of symbolism and ritual. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1989 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 290. [An alternate history because the timeline has been changed.] "A small city occupied lower Manhattan. Its cathedral (?) dwarfed the St. Patrick's she remembered. The style was foreign to her, massive, many-tiered, brutally powerful. 'Enough to scare of Billy Graham,' she quaverred at her mute communicator. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1991 Miller, John J. "And Hope to Die " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 18. "...standing before one of them was a huge figure in priestly robes...

'Father Squid!' Brennan cried.

The priest turned his head toward the reception desk, the nictitating membranes covering his eyes blinking rapidly in surprise. 'Daniel?'

Father Squid was a stout joker, huge in his priestly cassock. " [Other refs. to Father Squid, not in DB. He is actually the founder of the Church of 'Jesus Christ, Joker', which is an offshoot of the Catholic Church, considered heretical.]

Catholic New York: New York City 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 247. "The [Shinto] priest droned to a close, and the coffin was lowered into the ground. Ichiko would rather have been cremated, Veronica suspected. Miranda had refused to hear it. And she had come up with this bastard amalgamation of Shinto and catholic for a funeral service. Miranda was Ichiko's oldest friend, and she was Veronica's mother, so she got her way.

They filed past the hole, and each threw in a ceremonial shovelful of dirt... "

Catholic New York: New York City 1991 Shiner, Lewis. "Riders " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 248. "She also got on a methadone program at Mercy Hospital. This was the biggest risk of all, but there was no way around it. It meant riding the bus up Peninsula Avenue once a day. The hospital, with all its Catholic paraphernalia, seemed comforting to Veronica, an island of her childhood. "
Catholic New York: New York City 1995 Kress, Nancy. "Fault Lines " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 194. Pg. 194: "'It's not about Father Healey again, or any of that old . . . something else entirely.' "; Pg. 198: "Statues of the Madonna and St. Clare and the crucified Christ beamed a serenity as alien here as money... a few blocks from Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrows... "; Pg. 199: "Father Healey tried to talk him back into the seminary and the saving grace of God. From his hospital bed Bucky had called me, stuttering in his panic, to come and get him and take him home. He was terrified. Not of the hospital--of Father Healey.

And I had, coming straight from duty, secure in my shield and gun and Margie's love and my beautiful young daughter and my contempt for the weakling who needed a lapsed-Catholic cop to help him face an old priest in a worn-out religion. God, I'd been smug. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Catholic New York: New York City 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 275. "His wife had wanted to keep Drumlin's funeral a family affair... For a while they had contemplated holding the services at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, as the only church in the country of adequate size... "
Catholic New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 19. "...and suddenly the invincible Gottfried wasn't there, as though God had died one Sunday morning just as the cardinal was starting to serve the bread and wine. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 35. "The Italians have a word, papabile, to describe a cardinal who might plausibly become Pope. Quinn was presidentially papabile. He was young, personable, energetic, independent, a classic Kennedy figure... "
Catholic New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 36. "I wanted to rule. I wanted power. I wanted to be President, King, Emperor, Pope, Dalai Lama. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 57. "...told his or her favorite scabrous Republican / gay / black / Puerto / Jew / Irish / Italian / doctor / lawyer / rabbi / priest / female politician / Mafioso... "
Catholic New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 209. "'...Literally. Underneath all the sophistication, he's still an Irish Catholic, don't forget. In times of stress it surfaces in him...' "
Catholic New York: New York City 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 2, pg. 4. Bruce Banner: "What about you? How are you enjoying the new job? Doesn't being in charge of world security get a little daunting when you're sitting in the big chair? "; Nick Fury: "Man, heading S.H.I.E.D. is like being the Pope, the Queen and the President of the United States all rolled into one, Doctor Banner. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2013 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987); pg. 17. Pg. 17: Roberto: "Madonna! " [He exclaims, when he sees the parts from the ruined Sentinel spring to life to attack him. His specific curse reflects his Brazilian Catholic background.]; Pg. 23: Karma: "Blessed Saints! " [said after she witnesses Magma display her volcanic powers on an unheralded level. This exclamation reflects Karma's Catholic Vietnamese background.]
Catholic New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 120. "He started out as a Phone-Phreak, rival to the semi-legendary Captain Crunch... Making free phone calls to the Pope on his blue box just wasn't worth it, so he looked for less painful ways to have fun... "


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