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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 USA 1965 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 242. "This was a boy who had flunked out of high school, who had been an alcoholic at sixteen, who had run with a rotten bunch of kids, who had been arrested for tipping over hundreds of tombstones in a Catholic cemetery one time. "
Catholic USA 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "We were supposed to think, for instance, that Deane was still happily attending that grisly Catholic girls' school they'd put her in last year--from which she habitually escaped--and we weren't supposed to notice her furious outbursts on the weekends she visited home. "; Pg. 6: "'what did the nuns do to her?' Jane Eyre had made a great impression on me. "; Pg. 17: "The convent. They were going to commit me to Deane's grisly Catholic school. Two big tears like worms rolled out of my eyes. "
Catholic USA 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 12. "Clusters and clusters of bright things: ceramic statues, to begin with, three feet tall of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, and dozens of candle holders, skinny ones like snakes and short fat ones, with stubs of wicks and long, shimmering rivulets of wax... " [More. Other refs., not in DB.]
Catholic USA 1969 Milan, Victor. "Transfigurations " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 273. "Only devout Catholicism had stopped him from throwing himself to his death. He'd hurried from the site--already deserted as the workers rushed to attack the demonstrators--and home to his cramped apartment to a nightlong vigil of misery and silent prayer. "
Catholic USA 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 22. "In the morning, he'd put it in the thick file that had similar letters and postcards from the Red cross and the Salvation Army and Searchers, Inc., and Catholic Charities. "
Catholic USA 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 197. "Across the way was a fenced-in statue of a soldier dressed in a First World War uniform and the name etched below it said 'FATHER DUFFY,' who was of the famed Rainbow Division of what was know back then... He took a couple of shots of the statue and got a few that he was pleased with, of Greg in his fatigues, with the statue of Father Duffy in the background. "
Catholic USA 1972 Ellison, Harlan, ed. Again, Dangerous Visions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 2. [Introduction to "The Counterpoint of View " by John Heidenry] "...here are John Heidenry's particulars: born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 15, 1939; mediocre education; started reading books in nineteenth year; decided to study theology, and majored in same at St. Louis University; swears he never intended to be a priest (man who'd screw around with God like that can't be believed nowhow); completed studies but declined degree; mediocre education; 1960-61, super-simultaneous editor of Social Justice Review, Catholic Women's Journal and The Call to Catholic Youth, three monthlies with a combined circulation of 3000; 1961, a charming change-of-pace, a breakdown and some time spent in New Orleans... married and father of three children, thereby helping insure not only his status as a solid Catholic, but an expansion of the circulation of The Call to Catholic Youth. "
Catholic USA 1972 Ellison, Harlan, ed. Again, Dangerous Visions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 229. [Introduction to "When It Changed " by Joanna Russ] "I'm not trying to start a fight here, you understand, but like newly-converted Jews or Catholics, like lifetime cigarette smokers who've put down, like the alcoholics now on the wagon, those of us who've spent the greater part of our lives as male chauvinists get terribly zealous in pointing out the gentlemen in our midst who are still wrong-thinking offenders. "
Catholic USA 1972 Nelson, Ray. "Time Travel for Pedestrians " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 141. "I went to the Five-and-Ten at the local shopping center and brought some very ordinary flower seeds. The pusher was a middle-aged Catholic saleslady in the garden department.

I think her name was Eve. "

Catholic USA 1972 Nelson, Ray. "Time Travel for Pedestrians " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 147. "'Do you think I've cared for you all these years only to hand you over to the Pope?' he demanded...

'What's wrong with that?' said I.

'Let me show you,' he said, gentle now, no longer angry.

He showed me things he had translated out of the ancient scrolls in Latin and Greek, showed me quotations from the Bible, quotations from Josephus, one dusty scroll after another until my vision blurred and my head was spinning. 'You see?' he kept saying eagerly. 'You see?'

At last I could contain myself no longer. I cried out, 'No, I don't see! I don't understand!'

'But it's so clear,' said my father... 'The Pope is the anti-Christ. The Catholic Church is not Christ's mission in the world, but the Devil's.'

For a moment I was too stunned to speak, then I shouted, 'No! No! I won't listen!' and ran from the room. I knew then, for the first time, that my father was a heretic. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Catholic USA 1972 offutt, andrew j. "For Value Received " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 119. "As they left the Board Meeting William Joseph Spaninger, MD, was heard to mutter to Sister Mary Joseph, OP, RN, 'Well, Hutch can't live forever.'

'Sister Mary Joseph shook her head and rattled her beads. 'You're a sinful man, Doctor Spaninger. Besides, Mister Mutchinson had a complete physical last week. He's in ridiculously good health.' "

Catholic USA 1975 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 158. "And in the 1970s, Erzulie's father worked double shifts at a textile mill, plus had a janitorial job, in order to put Erzulie through Catholic school and then college. "
Catholic USA 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 204. "Now it's true that waitresses, elementary-school teachers, secretaries, nurses, and nuns are female, but how many nuns do you meet in the course of the usual business day? Right? "
Catholic USA 1978 Rosenbaum, Karen. "Hit the Frolicking, Rippling Brooks " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1978); pg. 81. "Religion is for women. Says Madeleine, Portuguese-Catholic, chunky in her black pleated skirts, cackling always, nudging God. Women believe it. Women practice it. When pews are filled, they are filled with women. Men eh they sleep and drink beer and mow lawns and fish off the dock instead of going to Mass. Men drop a little money in the priest's pocket and call it a Sunday eh? or men marry off their daughters, there in the center aisle with the organ playing and the priest prating, but religion, the knee-bending, the candle-lighting, the bead-counting, that's for women.

...I don't contradict Madeleine. My mother married a Catholic who doesn't even drop money off into the priest's pocket, who never chooses to identify himself as a Catholic although somebody there in their fund-raising departments has found out and puts the finger on him every year or so for a hundred bucks. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Catholic USA 1978 Rosenbaum, Karen. "Hit the Frolicking, Rippling Brooks " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1978); pg. 89. "It lasts forever, maybe three minutes. In a Flannery O'Connor short story it would be a symbol of the Holy Ghost. "
Catholic USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 248. "One a page where Bruno treats of the various orders of symbols one might use for various purposes, the commentator had noted: 'As in ye cartes of ye returne of R.C. are iiiij Personnes, Places, Thynges &c., which emblemes of cartes are for remembering or foretelling, and discoverie of smalle worldes.' Now this 'R.C.' could stand for 'Roman Church', or--just possibly--'Rosicrucian.' But it was the persons and places and things that had rung a distant bell... "
Catholic USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 250. "Eigenblick was no Roman Catholic, and Rosicrucians, as everybody knows, were invisible--and whatever else Russell Eigenblick was, he was very visible. "
Catholic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 137. "'But it's my understanding... that you'd be in a monastery--monkeyhouses, I affectionally called them when I was a Quaker--much longer than you'd ever be in an Interplanetary Vehicle System, or IVS, carrying you to Mars. How can you compare two or more years of the 4-M Agenda to the lifetime that you Catholic zealots will unquestionably demand of you?' "
Catholic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 143. "'You'll either laugh or get mad. When you're not being a mean bastard, Gordon, you're being the quintessential catholic.' "
Catholic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 279. "...and beside him the Epicopalian sky pilot Joshua Marlin.

Sighting the bishop calms the major. Marlin isn't a Catholic, of course, but he's closer to it than Easson, the Baptist... "

Catholic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 315. "Cal shut his mind to the psalm. Ritualistic formulas, unless they involve ranch work, bore the piss out of him, and once today he has already heard the modified Roman rite. "
Catholic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 137. "'Sir, I'd hoped to finish out my second tour and then to resign my commission. For a long time now, it's been in the back of my mind to become a religious in a holy order.'

'A religious?'

'A monk. Like St. Francis of Assisi. Like Thomas Merton. A religious, sir.' "

Catholic USA 1982 Leman, Bob. "Window " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 13. "Krantz's babbling had changed in tenor: 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us. . . .' The soldier with the stopwatch was noisily sick... "
Catholic USA 1982 Willis, Connie. "Service for the Burial of the Dead " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 49. "Reverend Sprague did not approve of robes and other 'papist trappings' except at Christmas. The black robes hanging on their pegs were heavy with dust. "
Catholic USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 129. "Progress at our annual national prayer meeting on several subjects in which I was interested. One was the matter of how to remove the tax-free status of any private school not affiliated with a Christian sect. Policy on this was not yet complete because of the thorny matter of Roman Catholic schools. Should our umbrella cover them? Or was it time to strike? Whether the Catholics were allies or enemies was always a deep problem to those of us [Protestants] out on the firing line. "
Catholic USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 147. "'Ah-- Alec, are there not other institutions to which a person in distress may turn?'

'Oh, certainly. In a city this size the Roman Catholic Church is bound to have more than one refuge. And there will be...' " [Other Catholic refs. not in DB, incl. pg. 305.]

Catholic USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 288. "Saved souls are second-class citizens. The notion, one that runs all through Protestant Christianity and maybe among papists [Catholics] as well, that a saved soul will practically sit in the lap of God... "
Catholic USA 1985 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 55. "The National Journalism Review published a sidebar of what it called typical Catlett headlines:

...'INFALLIBLE, HELL!'
--PRIEST ON POPE'S BIRTH-CONTROL BAN
"

Catholic USA 1985 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 66. [Terrier Headlines:]
"WAX SAINT WEEPS REAL TEARS!
DOCTORS CANNOT EXPLAIN
YEARLY MIRACLE
"
Catholic USA 1985 Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 35. "The fall campaign is a success. 'HOLINEX for instant tranquility...' ...Hospitals buy the professional model at $1,795. Psychiatrists buy it. The home models retail for $695 plus tax. People line up for it in department stores. It comes in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed versions. "
Catholic USA 1987 Carroll, L. E. "The Very Last Party at #13 Mallory Way " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 118. "Some of the material was the same folklore I'd been cross-referencing for her. This stuff, however, was in deadly earnest. I read through some Latin, after I hunted my old, thumbed-through Cassell's, and my notes from Catholic high school. "
Catholic USA 1987 Rock, Peter. This Is the Place. New York: Doubleday (1997); pg. 18. "Someone told a joke about the difference between Jews, Catholics, and Mormons: Jews don't recognize Jesus, Catholics don't recognize Hanukkah... "
Catholic USA 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 95. "Orlando the Black had attended the American Roman Catholic university called Notre Dame; he had considered a career as a professional athlete... "
Catholic USA 1988 Bourne, Mark. "Boss " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 28. "Marilyn Monroe?

That's her. He [President Al Capone] was a good Catholic, a family man. He didn't tolerate fooling around. That's all in the books. Who knows why she hung herself? It was Hollywood. They're crazy out there. "

Catholic USA 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 24. "...ever ready to see a conspiracy in everything from a cluster of Libyans to a line of talkative nuns. "
Catholic USA 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 177. "The Catholic girls burned candles to the Virgin in their rooms, and gossiped back and forth through the thin walls... "
Catholic USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1989); pg. 291. "'All right,' I said... 'tell me this one wasn't essential. Number Eight--'All vampires hate and fear crosses and will avoid them at all cost.' ' I paused dramatically. Kevin knew what was coming and slumped lower. 'Kev, Mr. Denofrio goes to St. Mary's. Your church, Kev. Every morning before he goes down to open up the shop.'

'Yeah. Innis goes to First Prez on Sundays. My dad told me about Denofrio being in the parish. I never see him because he only goes to early Mass.'

I tossed the notes on the bed. 'How could a vampire go to your church? He not only doesn't run away from a cross, he sits there and stares at about a hundred of them each day of the week for about an hour a day.

'Dad says he's never seen him take Communion,' said Kevin, a hopeful note in his voice.

I made a face. 'Great. Next you'll be telling me that anyone who's not a priest has to be a vampire. Brilliant, Kev.' "

Catholic USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. "The Offering " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1989); pg. 200. "Louis takes a breath and lifts the isotope higher with shaking hands. There is an element of the sacramental to his motions--a radioactive Communion service. He swallows the cobalt 60 pellet, struggles to keep from gagging, and keeps it down. " [Note that in the story this teleplay is based on -- 'Metastasis' -- the character is more explicitly and clearly identified as coming from a Catholic background, and the Mass is specifically mentioned.]
Catholic USA 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 209. "'...What we did was turn those two days on the moon into a sacrament.'

'A sacrament?' Baedecker tugged his cap down low and frowned. 'A sacrament?'

'Joan was Catholic, wasn't she?' asked Dave. 'I remember you used to go to Mass with her occasionally in Houston.'

'Yes.'

'Well, you know what I mean then, although it's not as well done these days as when I was a kid and used to go with Ma. The Latin helped.'

'Helped what?'

'Helped the ritual,' said Dave. 'Just like the mission, the simulations helped. The more ritualized it is, the less thought gets in the way... You remember the first thing Buzz Aldrin did when they had a few minutes of personal time after Apollo 11 landed?'

'Celebrated communion,' said Baedecker. 'He brought the wine and stuff in his personal preference kit. He was . . . what? . . . Presbyterian?' "

Catholic USA 1990 Anthony, Patricia. "The Deer Lake Sightings " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1990); pg. 116. "Being a UFO researcher had held him up to all the close-minded ridicule he could stand. He had a sudden mental image of an army of Catholic priests, maybe a Bishop or two, standing around a plaid-shirted, jeaned Jesus, telling him to put the heart back in Mrs. Foote's chest. He tried to end the image by Jesus disappearing, but all his mind would picture was the sullen, angry look on the large-eyed face and the gout of blood as he squeezed his hand into a fist. "
Catholic USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 47. Pg. 47: "An extremely tall man dressed in a long black coat. No, it wasn't a coast, it was like a priest's cassock: shiny and collarless and with many buttons on the front. ";

Pg. 66: "'We left Officer Henkins with him. Weird-looking bald guy, about six-five. And dressed like a priest. I guess that's his ambulance now.'

'Dressed like a priest?' said Dokus.

'You know, the black thing they wear?' said Romar.

'A cassock,' said Gleason. "

Catholic USA 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 84. "Madness, that's what Sister Bridget had described to him, and it disturbed him to think it threatened that wan little girl. There was nothing romantic to Father Mattingly about actual madness. He had long held the belief that the mad lived in a hell of irrelevance. They missed the point of life around them.

...A month passed before his view of the Mayfairs changed forever, on the unforgettable Saturday afternoon that Deirdre Mayfair came to confession in St. Alphonsus Church.

It was during the regular hours hen all the good Irish and German Catholics could be counted upon to clear their consciences before Mass and communion on Sunday. "

Catholic USA 1991 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 80. Pg. 80: "Anyhow, Bill and the rest of us took advantage of the situation by seeking shelter in an almshouse run by the Church, which did not surprise me at all, though the first time I attended Mass I was considerably astonished. The priest did the whole thing facing us and speaking English, which is what the language is now called. Evidently no one uses Latin anymore. I thought of all those sessions with Father Raymond and could have cried. "; Pg. 85: "...I wish Father Raymond were here! Janice did get born again, last week, and there's no living with her. I finally had to tell her I am a Catholic and please leave me alone. She got very angry. She doesn't approve of me and doesn't approve of Bill. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Catholic USA 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 115. "...Anyway, Jack has made me pregnant again because we're not allowed to believe in birth control, and I want to be dead. If I get an abortion, will I burn in hell? Forever? My parents are good Catholics, so they'll kill me if I do this... --MISERABLE IN CHEYENNE

DEAR MISERABLE: As you imagine, I am very torn on the abortion question. Freedom of choice? Let's remember that our choices normally begin in the bedroom, not the abortion clinic. Let's remember all those prime candidates for abortion who, reprieved at the last minute, went on to lead extraordinary and valuable lives.

On the other hand, pro-lifers have far fewer angels on their side than they suppose. The Bible teaches nothing about abortion... Thomas Aquinas, another major Catholic, allowed abortions until the sixth week for males and three months for females, the points at which they allegedly acquire souls. "

Catholic USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 70. "'...Stan would call this off on your say-so about as soon as my mother becomes Pope...' "
Catholic USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 122. "'...Constanza was having none of it. Not just cause he's black. I think if he was black and Catholic, she maybe could handle it. But that's a two-fer with her. And the daughter, of course, she kicked and moaned originally, but eventually, you know, she loves her mom, life goes on, she adioses the black guy and meets a nice boy, Puerto Rian, which is next worst to Mom, but this one's been in the seminary, so he otherwise fills the bill. Only this black kid, Artis, he won't take no for an answer...' "
Catholic USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 183. "...in order to finish another joke, this one about a priest and a rabbi who have a collision. After a cautious start, each agrees that he's partly at fault. To cement their amicable resolution, the rabbi offers the father a drink form the sabbath wine which he happens to have in his trunk. The priest takes a long draught, then offers the rabbi the bottle.

' 'Right after the police get here,' the rabbi says.' Skolnick reddened further as he roared over the punch line, and even in the van there was a current of suppressed laughter. ";

Pg. 353, a church named St. Mary's is mentioned.; Pg. 360: "'She's pretty Catholic... She turned herself in to the Supreme Court Judicial Disciplinary Committee.' "

Catholic USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 25. "No, we weren't married, and, not, it wasn't my choice, it was hers. I never quite got it straight whether it was because she was Catholic and took this seriously as a one-time thing--she sure didn't take much else the Catholic Church laid down as moral behavior very seriously--or more a matter of old feminist principles or just nerves, but I never pushed it. "
Catholic USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 171. "I was never sure but I occasionally got the idea she'd been married once, probably Catholic Church wedding and all that, when she was still in her teens. It hadn't worked, and while she was overall about as good a practicing Catholic as I was a Baptist, there was, nonetheless, some feeling inside her that had drawn a line, apparently forever. "
Catholic USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 259. "She was a nun.

Or had been. There wasn't a sign of a crucifix or any other religious objects in the house, period. There was a Bible, and, in fact, there were two of them--a real Latin Vulgate, in Latin, and the Catholic English Bible, whatever that was called. " [More, pg. 259-260.]

Catholic USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 247. "'Annie's had some bad experiences with organized religion.' Helen looked at her lover fondly. 'You know, that whole lapsed Catholic trip--'

'Othiym says the reason conventional Western religions have failed is that they don't take into account the notion of sacrifice... She says the problem with Catholics is that they don't take the idea of sacrifice far enough.' "

Catholic USA 1996 Frakes, Jonathan & Dean Wesley Smith. The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 14. [Epigraphs] Pg. 14: "A bad forgery's the ultimate insult.

--Jonathan Gash
From The Vatican Rip ";

Pg. 68: Timothy Holme: The Assisi Murders

Catholic USA 1996 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 88. "Catholics, Jews, Unitarians and atheists wanted equal [media] time. "
Catholic USA 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 145. "Cemented to the front of it was a picture of the Virgin Mary in flowing blue garments... " [More, pg. 145-146]
Catholic USA 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 390. "Edward glanced at a sticker in the side window: BORN TO RAISE HECK. 'Mazel,' he called back over his shoulder, walking east.

'I'm a Catholic boy. I don't know that stuff.'

'I'm Episcopalian,' Edward said. "

Catholic USA 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "A Woman Is a Fast-Moving Picnic " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 205. "For Father O'Malley stood on a rise in the road, his bike clenched in his vengeful fists, so it looked like his skinny sister, straddled and lost

For a third time, Father O'Malley tossed the bolt and split the air. 'You and you and you! What are you up to?'

...'Out, out!' shouted the priest, waving one arm like a scythe. 'Away!' he blathered. 'Go, go, go...' " [Some other refs. to this character, not in DB. The character is explicitly identified as Irish, and is probably a Catholic priest, but Catholicism isn't mentioned by name in story, and the connection is not clear.]

Catholic USA 1997 Robinson, Frank M. "Causes " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 98-99. "The priest was young and endlessly understanding and forgiving. He had an infinite capacity for ignoring the judgments of the court and the reality of the guillotine in the prison yard below. In the last analysis, it was up to God to pass judgment, not man.

...The priest looked thoughtful. 'Perhaps. But some people, some events, would certainly change history if fate altered their lives or changed the outcome of the events.'

...'I wouldn't call it 'overblown,' ' the priest said cautiously. 'But yes, if you like. Say if Emperor Napoleon had never lived . . . '

'That's too big an 'if,' ' Ryan objected. 'It's like saying if Christ had never lived. Let's keep the 'ifs' relatively small.' " [More.]

Catholic USA 1998 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. -3. "Thanks to Joe Mayhew, who checked this novel's Catholicism... "
Catholic USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 200. "We go to the church, as usual, and look at the graves. Then to the Wall. Only two hanging on it today: one Catholic, not a priest though, placarded with an upside-down cross, and some other sect I don't recognize. "
Catholic USA 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 189. "...Alien Nation (film, 1988; series, 1989-1990)... But they have adapted to their new home to the degree that many have become Roman Catholics. It's not hard to figure out who the Newcomers are on the basis of these and other clues: they are Chicanos. "
Catholic USA 1998 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. x. [Acknowledgments] "To... Rabbi Aaron Kriegel, who told me to read Andrew Greeley. " [A Catholic writer.]
Catholic USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 395. "...the same silent primal recitation of prayers to St. Jude Thaddeus, St. Christopher, the Blessed Virgin. Catholic Autopilot, Leonard had always sneeringly called it. Jack could feel him now, staring at him with the same disdain he'd shown Mr. Tutsumi. "
Catholic USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 247. "They were Italians, Germans, Poles, Blacks, Cubans, Vietnamese and Anglos,... Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians... Baptists, Jews, Catholics... "
Catholic USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 291. "'When God comes again those Catholics going to get a big surprise.' "
Catholic USA 1999 Randle, Kristen D. Breaking Rank. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1999); pg. 49-50. "His mother would walk to the old cathedral, three blocks west and on north, no matter how cold or dark it was, no matter who was cruising the streets. When she felt like she needed to go to church, she went--and if they wanted her safe, they went with her. Actually, Baby almost never minded. He liked the night, and he didn't mind the church. But just now, he was seeing hours of work time fading on him. " [Also pg. 124.]


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