5 Celebrities You Probably Don’t Know Are Catholic


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Hannah Shulski, Faith in Action Editor

In the modern world, talking about religion can be somewhat of a faux pas, especially for famous people in the public eye. Instead of keeping their beliefs private, these celebrities have spoken out about their faith.

  1. Selena Gomez
    Former Disney Channel star and current singer Selena Gomez was raised Catholic. She visited the Vatican earlier this year and met Pope Francis with her fellow Wizards of Waverly Place actor, David Henrie.  

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  2. Stephen Colbert
    The Late Show host is a devout Catholic and even brings his faith onto his show by challenging other Catholic celebrities such as Patricia Heaton to a “Catholic Throwdown”. Colbert has been praised for his representation of Catholics in mainstream media.

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  3. Jack White
    The former White Stripes frontman and rock icon is a lifelong Catholic that is still active in his faith today. White grew up in a large Catholic family with ten children. He has also been one of the celebrities featured on Stephen Colbert’s “Catholic Throwdown”.

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  4. Danny DeVito
    Yes, the man who played Matilda’s father is Catholic! Legendary actor and producer Danny DeVito was raised in the faith, was an altar server at his New Jersey church, and even attended a Catholic boarding school.

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  5. Leonardo DiCaprio
    Last but not least, Oscar award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a practicing Catholic. He is a passionate environmentalist and has even met up with Pope Francis, most likely to discuss saving the planet.

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