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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 New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 67. Pg. 67: "'Turned out I was wrong. My parents were Reform Catholic. Sex was the hidden thing. It took me a couple of years to sort out that sex and changing [polymorphically] were even different. Maybe I never really did learn to distinguish the two...' "; Pg. 68: "'...Since everyone else was not a changer, no one else was. you went from Condom Catholic to existentialist.' "
Catholic New York: New York City 2020 Sheckley, Robert. "The Day the Aliens Came " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 161. "Later I checked with Father Hanlin at the Big Red Church. He said it was OK in the eyes of the Church, though he personally didn't hold much with it. Rimb and I were one of the first alien-human marriages. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 213. "...the dream he'd awakened from. It involved flying through, around, and over various churches in Rome, imaginary churches that Claude was able to describe in wearisome detail. Though he'd long since ceased to be a practising Catholic, or even a practising architect, churches were Claude's thing. He knew everything there was to be known about the ecclesiastical architecture of Renaissance Italy. He'd even taught a course in it at N.Y.U. until his father died and left him a large [inheritance]... " [More.]
Catholic New York: New York City 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 298. Pg. 298: "Their host, Cardinal Rockefeller, the Archbishop of New York... ";

Pg. 300: "Rey, though scarcely subject himself to such impressments, was a devout Catholic and quie content to grace the Cardinal's salon with his art so long as a certain reciprocity was maintained; so long, that is, as he was received as a guest and given access to the latest ecclesiastic scuttlebutt, which he followed with much the same fascination that the Cardinal gave to opera. "

Pg. 301: "'R.C.?'

'Beg pardon?'

'...R.C. means Roman Catholic. Did you really not know?' " [more about Catholicism and the Archbishop, pg. 298-313.]

Catholic New York: New York City 2075 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 14. "Excerpt from the NY Times, April 2075

COP KILLS POPE

Daniel Fitzpatric, 33, of the New York Police Department was arrested today in connection with the shooting of Pope Innocent the XIV.

Ironically, Detective Fitzpatrick had volunteered to serve as crowd protection along the Pope's parade route. Witnesses on the scene reported that when the Pope's parade came through the pedestrian tunnel on the 50th level Broadway, Fitzpatrick moved in a closely to calmly address one of the Swiss Guard, then pulled out his service pistol and shot the Pope dead. Fitzpatrick was wrestled to the ground immediately and taken into custody...

The Swiss Guard who was approached by Fitzpatrick said... " [More about this here, elsewhere.]

Catholic New York: New York City 2075 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 21. "New York Times excerpt from 2075.

PARTNER EXCOMMUNICATED:
Pope Likens McMannus to Jezebel

The Vatican issued a surprising announcement today excommunicating Catholic Deirdre McMannus, former partner of Pope-killer Daniel Fitzpatrick. The brief statement from the newly elected Pope Elijah I said, 'Statements made by McMannus at Christendom court have shown her to be a nonbeliever and a temptress of men.' The statement included virtual replay of McMannus's admittance that she invited Fitzpatrick back to her place despite the fact that she knew him to be a married man, and her sworn testimony that she agreed with Fitzpatrick's controversial assessment of the invalidity of the LINK-angels.

Though absolved of any connection to the murder of the Pope, McMannus has been under heavy scrutiny of Christendom and beyond for her extraneous interviews and commentary. Vatican spokesperson Cardinal Jacob Creed said... "

Catholic New York: New York City 2075 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 22. "Religious scholar Dr. Jesus Martinez of the American Catholic university, Georgetown, was equally surprised at the court's decision. "This is really not precedented,' he said in a LINKed interview. 'The Vatican rarely issues excommunication orders. As far as I can see, Deirdre McMannus has done nothing that would normally call for excommunication.'

LINK opinion polls, however, seem to think that the justice meted out by the Vatican is perfectly appropriate. 'Let her rot, I say...' discussion group devoted to following the Pope murder trial. " [Extensive other Catholic refs. Other refs. to 'Catholic' by name, not in DB: pg. 67, 132, 197, 251.]

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 2. "I was a pack rat; I probably had a better archive than the Vatican, if less organized. " [Catholicism is the most prominently featured religious denomination in this novel, although it shares space with many other religious groups. The main character is an excommunicated Catholic, and the second-most important character is also Catholic: Michael, the Archangel.]
Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 3. "...or people like me, who were forced out of a recognized religion... People had suggested I simply convert to another religion and have done with it. There had been several offers. Still, my Catholic guilt told me I deserved to be punished for what had happened between Daniel and me. Moreover, the Pope had made things more complicated when he excommunicated me. Legally, I was still a Catholic, just an excommunicated one. So, if I tried to officially join another religion, it would be like trying to marry a new husband without being divorced from a previous one--not even Mormon women got away with a stunt like that in this country. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "Michael lowered his eyes. That slight smile turned up the corners of his mouth again. 'Tell me something, McMannus. Are you still Catholic?'

'Does the Pope sh-- in the woods?' I fired back... 'So what does my faith have to do with anything?' I asked. 'What? Are you one of the New Christian Righters out proselytizing for Letourneau? I always figured the [police] force was crawling with Letourneau's minions. Listen, Officer, I have less than no time for you if . . .'

'I'm not, he cut me off... ";

Pg. 11: "'Some people might say what you're suggesting is heresy,' I told Michael.

'That's why I need you. You're already excommunicated. The Pope can't threaten you.' "

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 61. "'We've been keeping our dealings with the Italians to a minimum, you know that.'

I laughed. 'He'd prefer to be called 'Roman.' '

'A Vatican agent?' Rebeckah scoffed, jumping to a conclusion I hadn't even considered. 'Thanks to that hotheaded ex-partner of yours we haven't had contact with Vatican City in over a year.'

I started to chide her for being so public about her business, when the full impact of what he'd implied struck me. In a conspiratorial tone, I whispered, 'Your people had a Papal connection?'

She laughed. 'Don't look so horrified, Deidre. Historically, your popes have made questionable alliances with nastier folks.'

'No, no, that's not what surprised me,' I said. Picking at the crumbs on my plate, I tried to piece things together. 'The Pope . . . he was, er, sympathetic to your cause?'

'To our methods, no,' Rebeckah admitted quietly. 'But our aims . . .' She shrugged.

'Your aims?'

'We've always been Free Staters...' "

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 145. "'Probably don't get a lot of women in the rectory, eh?'

'Of course no.' Eion sniffed with practiced offense. 'We're Roman Catholics, remember, not one of those heathen American Catholics.' " [The main character's brother Eion is a Catholic priest. More with this character, not in DB.]

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 167. "I looked away, not wanting to intrude on her business. My eyes strayed back to the table full of strangers.

'You're an American Catholic, then?' A bearded man to my left asked politely. Ringlets of brown hair fell down either side of his face.

'Oh.' I forgot what I must look like to them. 'This is borrowed. I . . .' I couldn't think of a simple way to explain how I ended up in Eion's vestments, so I just said, 'My brother is a Roman Catholic priest.'

'I see.' " [Deidre is mistaken for a female priest of the American Catholic denomination, because is wearing her brother's vestments, and Roman Catholics do not allow women to be priests.]

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 216. "'I smuggled this out for you,' he said, patting the book. 'You'll find it illuminating.'

'I'm a Catholic, Danny. You know we never read that thing,' I said, pushing the Bible back to him. "

Catholic New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 232. "'Do you think they'll let me in?' His voice was a whisper.

For a moment I didn't understand what he was talking about. 'Heaven?' I pulled out a courageous smile. 'Nah, Danny, Saint Peter will stop you at the front gate. I keep telling you: God is a Catholic. You Protestants have got it all wrong.'

'We'll see.' He smiled. "

Catholic New York: New York City 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "It is like the crucifix in the hall of the apartment where I grew up, something everyone passes every day. I have no religion, neither Christ nor Mao Zedong. "; Pg. 75: "Madre de Dios, stay here a year? "; Pg. 173: "We had a tortured Christ on a crucifix in the hall when we lived in Brooklyn. Dios te salve, Maria, llena eres de gracia, Hail Mary, full of grace. "
Catholic New York: New York City 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 195. "New York... We passed... a gaggle of school-children dressed in red coats and black shorts, escorted by men in black cassocks ('Papal Catholics,' Kite said)... "
Catholic New York: New York City: Manhattan 3414 Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1985); pg. 202. "A news strip in the kitchen greeted him with a view of Pope Sixtus the Eleventh on the porch of his bungalow in Rome. This had been reorded last Saturday during the installation of Ivan Phumiphon Yeti as today's head of the Roman Catholic Church... "
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 18: "Death-Hunt ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1984); pg. 21. Roberto: "Madre de Dios. " [His exclamation upon seeing Danielle, felled by the Demon Bear, reflects his Brazilian Catholic background.]
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 19: "Siege ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Sep. 1984); pg. 18. Roberto: "Madonna be praised--we can see again! " [Lights come on after the power goes out and the emergency generators come on.]
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 22: "The Shadow Within ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1984); pg. 9. Roberto: "Colossus, what is it?! Are you hurt?!! I didn't mean-- " [Thinking:] "Madonna, my hands?!? " [He sees his hands briefly undergo some kind of transformation. His exclamation reflects his Brazilian Catholic background.]
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 36: "Subway to Salvation ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1986); pg. 16. Illyana: "He [the Beyonder] didn't do anything to me, like brainwashing. He showed me a small part of what he is, and we might be. That's what this is. Please--trust me--take my hand. Let me show you, guys. You won't be sorry. ";... Karma [A Vietnamese Catholic]: "If you are happy, Illyana, that is wonderful. But I am content with my own beliefs. I feel no need to be part of yours. "; Illyana: "You must, Shan. "; Karma: "I will not be forced by anyone, to do anything. "
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 37: "If I Should Die ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1986); pg. 3. [Danielle sees images of each New Mutant's personified concept of death, or the being that accompanies them to the afterlife.] Pg. 3: Danielle's thoughts: "But even with my eyes shut tight . . . I see an angel over Shan... and, by Amara--Pluto, Lord of the Olympian underworld! " [Shan/Xi'an is a Vietnamese Catholic.]
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 44: "Runaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1986); pg. 7. Roberto: "Or so you think. Suppose it's your imagination, Danielle, no more than a bad dream? Madonna--for this I was awakened from a sound sleep?! " [Roberto's exclamation reflects his Brazilian Catholic background.]
Catholic New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 46: "Bloody Sunday ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1986); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "Madonna--what was that?! " [Roberto's exclamation reflects his Catholic Brazilian background.]; Pg. 9: Roberto's thoughts: "Madonna forgive me . . . but I wish this was a Marauder's neck! "; Pg. 19: Roberto: "I want to find them, Sam--blessed Madonna, I want their hearts! "
Catholic New Zealand 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 4. "The coffin leaned and creaked in the dirt. Lanier imagined Heineman was finding his grave an uneasy bed, and dismissed this artless fancy; it was not good to reshape death.

A priest of the New Church of Rome spoke Latin over the grave. Lanier was the first to drop a spade of damp-smelling dirt into the hole. Ashes to ashes... "

Catholic Newmanhome 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 106. "At least, he thought, with what remained of his identification as a Christian who hadn't been to a service since the landing, the Catholics and all the Protestants, even the Quakers and Unitarians, had all raised no objection to a common grave for their dead.

Not then, anyway. "

Catholic Newmanhome 2103 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 128. "The Baptists had refused to be ecumenical with the Unitarians; the Church of Rome had separated itself from Greek Orthodox and Episcopalian. "
Catholic Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 197. "And the Great Transporters [Holy Apocalyptic Catholic Church of the Great Transporter], so to speak, attacked the problem from the other end. Their religion forbade them to take life--well, except in war, of course. For that reason they didn't use contraception, nor did they practice abortion; they had babies, lots of babies... "
Catholic Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 223. "'...She's the one who wants to colonize Nebo, and she's got the Great Catholics behind her...' "
Catholic Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 259. "Someone like Mirian, perhaps. She would have been a prized wife for a Great Catholic, Viktor thought, because she was quite capable of being sexually active but no longer of complicating his life by becoming pregnant. "
Catholic North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 84. "Paul Mantarakis [had]... heard there were a few Orthodox priests in uniform, but he'd never seen one. Protestant ministers, yes. Catholic priests, yes. Rabbis, even--yes. but none of his own. "
Catholic North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 171. "It was Christmas for McSweeney, it was Christmas for everybody in his unit... but it wasn't Christmas for him. It wouldn't be Christmas for him till January 6. The Orthodox Church had never cottoned to the Gregorian calender. Maybe I should tell McSweeney it's Papist, Mantarakis thought with a wry smile. That would give the [Protestant] Bible-thumper something new to sweat about...' "
Catholic North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 12. "...the face that could have been the model for every old master's Madonna. "
Catholic North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 117. "'Christ on a stick,' muttered Jake, turning away.

'On a crutch,' you mean,' said Jesse, sneering around Mouse's nuzzling head. 'Christ on a stick sounds like something you'd buy at a Catholic snack food stand at the county fair.' "

Catholic North Carolina 2120 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 307-308. "'You were baptized?'

'My sister told me that yes, Father baptized me shortly after birth. My mother was a Protestant of a faith that deplored infant baptism, so they had a quarrel about it.' The bishop held out his hand to lift the Speaker to his feet. The Speaker chuckled. 'Imagine. A closet Catholic and a lapsed Mormon, quarreling over religious procedures that they both claimed not to believe in.' " [Ender, and this discussion, are on Lusitania, but the time and place of his birth was long before: North Carolina, Earth, around the year 2120.]

Catholic North Carolina: Greensboro 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 136. "'...He has to look like an ordinary kid his age. He should be spending all his free time with friends. Or with girls. Or with friends looking for girls. Or with friends trying to distract themselves from the fact that they can't find any girls.'

'For a nun, you seem to know a lot about this.'

'I wasn't born a nun.'

'But you were born a girl.'

'And no one is a better observer of the folkways of the adolescent male than the adolescent female.' "

Catholic North Carolina: Greensboro 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 139. "'Doesn't the memory of starvation make you more patient?'

'Does everything have to be a moral question?'

'I wrote my dissertation on Aquinas and Tillich,' said Sister Carlotta. 'All questions are philosophical.'

'In which cases, all answers are unintelligible.'

'And you're not even in grad school yet.' "

Catholic North Carolina: Greensboro 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 138. "Sister Carlotta... Bean laughed at her. 'How did a nun get so good at lying?'

She held down the MUTE button. 'It isn't lying to tell a bureaucrat whatever story it takes to get him to do his job properly'

'But if he does his job properly, he won't give you any information about Peter.'

'If he does his job properly, he'll understand the purpose of the rules and therefore know when it is appropriate to make exceptions.'

'People who understand the purpose of the rules don't become bureaucrats,' said Bean. 'That's something we learned really fast in Battle School.'

'Exactly,' said Carlotta. 'So I have to tell him the story that will help him overcome his handicap.' "

Catholic North Carolina: Greensboro 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 148. "'I didn't mean it as an attack,' said Bean. '...You really believe in your religion, and you resent the fact that you had to hide it from others. That's all I was saying.'

'Not religion. religions,' she said. 'My husband and I don't even share the same doctrine. Having a large family in obedience to God, that was about the only thing we agreed on. And even at that, we both had elaborate intellectual justifications for our decision to defy the law. For one thing, we didn't think it would hurt our children at all. We meant to raise them in faith, as believers.' " [Mrs. Wiggin is LDS, her husband is Catholic.]

Catholic North Carolina: Raleigh 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 156. "Generations of faded leaflets plastered the telephone poles: Ban the Klan! competed with Kill the Pope! "
Catholic North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 278. "Adam and Max went back in pressure suits to retrieve Arky's body. They said good-bye to him two days later in a quiet Catholic ceremony at the reservation chapel. The priest, who was from Devil's Lake, said the ancient words of farewell in the Sioux tongue. "
Catholic Oceania 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 3. "'...He asks all of you to keep perfectly silent during the prayers, to insure the safety of the children. Let me add that I am a Catholic. At this point I always ask our Holy Mother Mary to watch over our children--and I ask all of you to pray for them in your own way...' "
Catholic Ohio: Cincinnati 1976 Leigh, Stephen. "Strings " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 329. "...the woods behind Sacred Heart School in the suburbs of Cincinnati... " [Apparently a Catholic parochial school.]
Catholic Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 60. Pg. 60: "'Why the hell don't he talk?' Musselwhite said.

'Maybe he's taken a vow of silence,' Vito Mariani said.

'You figure him for another damned Papist?' Musselwhite said. 'Uh-uh. He's got Primitive Pentecostal writ all over him.' ";

Pg. 123: Joan of Arc

Catholic Oklahoma 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 27-28. "Don Kayman was thirty-one years old and the world's most authoritative areologist... He was also a Jesuit priest. He did not think of himself as being one thing first and the other with what part of him was left over; his work was areology, his person was the priesthood. Meticulously and with joy he elevated the Host, drank the wine, said the final redempit... " [Many other refs. to this priest, and to Catholicism, are in book. Not all in DB.]
Catholic Ontario 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 470. "Down below Jonathan Moss, the town of Guelph, Ontario, was dying a slow, horrible death. Incessant artillery fell on the Canadians and Englishmen still holiding out in thie provincial town built of gray stone. The guns had been hammering at the Church of Our Lady Cathedral for days; the Canucks weren't shy about putting artillery observers up in the spires, an so the spires had to come down. Come down they had. "
Catholic Ontario 1992 de Lint, Charles Memory & Dream. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 26. "...shambling along the sunny steps of St. Paul's Cathedral... " [Some other refs. to this building, e.g., pg. 83, 281.]
Catholic Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 49. Pg. 40: "'Thank you, Mother Theresa.' "; Pg. 49: "'Henry, your father [Henry VIII] was one of the greatest tyrants in history, burning Protestants and Catholics impartially. Disagreement of any kind, personal or political usually ended in death.' "; Pg. 275: "Mary, Mother of God, they want me there to explain... "
Catholic Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 283. [An Evangelical Christian holds Celluci at gunpoint. When the police arrive, the Evangelical Christian thinks they have been influenced by Satan.] "'You're with the police?' The rifle barrel dipped toward the floor.

'He's consorting with Satan's creatures!' Mark snapped...

The rifle barrel came up. 'The police are not immune to the temptations of the devil.' He peered at Celluci. 'Have you been saved?'

'Mr. Biehn, I'm a practicing Catholic, and I will recite for you the 'Lord's Prayer,' the 'Apostles' Creed,' and three 'Hail Marys,' if you like.' Celluci's voice grew gentle, the voice of a man who could be trusted. 'I understand why you've been shooting these people. I really do. But hasn't it occurred to you that God has plans you're not aware of and maybe, just maybe, you're wrong?' " [More.]

Catholic Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 147. "But her mother was a good Catholic, and there was no way to avoid unpleasant issues when discussing a rape. Mom would be worried whether Mary might be pregnant--not that she'd ever countenance an abortion; Mary and she had argued about John Paul's edict that raped nuns in Bosnia had to bring their children to term. And telling her mother that there was nothing to worry about because Mary was on the Pill would hardly be better. As far as Mary's parents had been concerned, the rhythm method was the only acceptable form of birth control--Mary thought it was a miracle that she only had three siblings instead of a dozen. " [Mary, a Catholic, is one of the novel's main characters. Other Catholic refs. include pg. 64, 284-289, 302-303, 320, 375-376, 396.]
Catholic Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 349. "Invitations sent to Ponter Boddit for all-expense-paid visits received c/o the Sudbury Star: Disneyland... Buckingham Palace; the Kennedy Space Center... Also submitted: offers of meetings with the French and Mexican presidents; the Japanese prime minister and royal family; the Pope; the Dalai Lama; nelson Mandela; Stephen Hawking, and Anna Nicole Smith. "
Catholic Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 78. "Spontaneous scars and wounds that appear in a religious trance are called 'stigmata.' The phenomenon occurs in faiths from Catholicism to Voodoo; an interaction between mind and body triggered by religious ecstasy. "
Catholic Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 70. "It was a working class neighborhood, she knew, and, given the lawn, Vicki was willing to bet that most of the families were Italian or Portuguese, as both cultures cared about--and for--the land. If that was the case, many of the houses would be decorated with painted icons of saints, or of the Madonna, or of Christ himself. "
Catholic Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 108. "...St. Michael's Cathedral... Holy Week Vigil in progress.... Only about half of the lights were on, creating an... almost mythical twilight in the church. Vicki could see, but only just and only because she didn't attempt to focus on anything outside the specific. A priest knelt at the altar and the first few rows of pews held a scattering of stocky women dressed in black, looking as though they'd been punched out of the same mold. The faint murmur of voices, lifted in what Vicki assumed was prayer, and the fainter click of old beads, did nothing to disturb the heavy hush that hung over the building... The Madonna, draped in blue and white, held her arms wide as though to embrace a weary world... Like many of her generation, Vicki had been raised vaguely Christian. She could recognize the symbols of the church, and she knew the historical story, but that was about it. Not for the first time, she wondered if maybe she hadn't missed out on something important. "
Catholic Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 110. Pg. 110: "Henry. The tiers of flickering candle flame behind him brought out the red-gold highlights in his hair and created almost a halo around his head. He wore the colors of the Madonna; wide bands of snowy white lace at collar and cuff, a white shirt billowing through the slashed sleeves of his pale blue jacket. His eyes, deep in shadow, narrowed and his hands jerked up. "; Pg. 174: "Henry Fitzroy, vampire, raised a good Catholic, dropped back to his knees and said a Hail Mary--just in case. " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 108-115.]
Catholic Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 129. "'Why would a god have any interest in acquiring a secular power base?' Henry asked.

Vicki snorted. 'Don't ask me, ask the Catholic Church...' "

Catholic Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 139. "'...One might offer to swap fifty-two domesticated animals for sixty-eight domesticated animals, and the other, less-gifted Wreed, knowing that they are both large quantities would have no way to evaluate the fairness of the trade. Wreed priests almost always have a higher-than-normal ability to do this.'

'Real cardinals of the church,' I said.

Hollus got the pun. His eyestalks rippled as he said. 'Exactly.' "

Catholic Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 187. "Of course, phone calls poured in requesting interviews with me--approximately one every three minutes, according to the logs... I'd told Dana, the departmental assistant, that unless the Dalai Lama or the pope called, not to bother me. I'd been joking, but representatives of both were on the phone to the ROM within twenty-four hours of Salbanda's revelations in Brussels. "
Catholic Oregon 1895 Gloss, Molly. The Jump-Off Creek. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (1989); pg. 162. "Blue laughed, or anyway made a sound that was like a laugh, short and low. He didn't have that much Indian in him, a Salish grandmother married in a church to a Catholic Englishman. He looked more Indian than he was. He looked like his grandmother, maybe.

The one who had smiled, smiled again. He looked sidelong at Blue. 'He looks Indian,' he said.

Tim lifted his hands again. 'Yeah, he does.' Then he said, 'He was raised up by wolves, though. I guess there's no way of telling what breed he is for sure.' "

Catholic Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 106. "She suspected he'd picked the Episcopalians because they were the most upscale congregation in town; barring the Catholics, whom Daddy had regarded as a fanatical sect, like Shiites or Communists.
Catholic Oregon 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 42. "At times the ranks of evergreens to either side seemed like the pillars of a grand cathedral. "
Catholic Pacem 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 144. Pg. 144: "...as she stepped out into the Square of St. Peter's in the New Vatican on Pacem. "; Pg. 145: "There were scores of marginal worlds like Pacem in the Web, more in the Protectorate and nearby Outback--too poor to be attractive to an infinitely mobile citizenry, too Earthlike to be ignored during the dark days of the Hegira. It had fit a small group like the Catholics who had come here seeking a resurgence of faith. They had numbered in the millions then, Gladstone knew. There could be more than a few tens of thousands now. She closed her eyes and recalled the dossier holos of Father Paul Dure. " [Other significant passages include: 164, 227, 232, 297-299, etc.]
Catholic Pacem 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 4. "...sent their best human reporters to the Vatican press office, and waited. In an interstellar society where the [Catholic] Church rules all but absolutely, news awaited not only independent confirmation but official permission to exist.

Two hours and ten minutes after the discover of Pope Julius XIV's body, the Church confirmed his death via an announcement through the office of the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Lourdusamy. Within seconds, the recorded announcement was tightcast to every radio and holovision on the teeming world of Pacem. With its population of one and a half billion souls, all born-again Christians carrying the cruciform, most employed by the Vatican or the huge civilian, military, or mercantile bureaucracy of the Pax state, the planet Pacem paused to listen with some interest. "

Catholic Pacem 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 3. "The Pope is dead! Long live the Pope!'

The cry reverberated in and around the Vatican courtyard of San Damaso where the body of Pope Julius XIV had just been discovered in his papal apartments. The Holy Father had died in his sleep. Within minutes the word spread through the mismatched cluster of buildings till referred to as the Vatican Palace, and then moved out through the Vatican State with the speed of a circuit fire in a pure-oxygen environment. " [Extensive references to Catholicism throughout this novel, only a few examples in DB.]



Catholic, continued

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