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15th Aug '17 9:19:43 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* There's a joke about an atheist who visits UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland during UsefulNotes/TheTroubles. The locals respond "yes, but is it the Catholic god or the Protestant god that you don't believe in?"
13th Aug '17 6:47:33 AM tyrekecorrea
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* Soccer star [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach]], so named because her mother had prayed to the Virgin Mary for a girl after giving birth to three boys in a row. However, Abby's mom decided that Mary Abigail sounded better than Abigail Mary.

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* Soccer star [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Mary Abigail "Abby" Wambach]], so named because her mother had prayed to the Virgin Mary for a girl after giving birth to three boys in a row. However, Abby's mom decided that Mary Abigail "Mary Abigail" sounded better than Abigail "Abigail Mary."


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* [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Nic Sampson]] revealed that he attended a Catholic secondary school. He made jokes about Jesus, but never seemed to be intentionally sacrilegious.
27th Jul '17 9:50:19 AM Dravencour
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* ComicBook/ThePunisher was raised Catholic and even (briefly) considered going into the seminary when he was still a teenager, but had major issues with the business of forgiving sinners. Of course, as shown in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the MAX imprint]] story "The Tyger", he'd seen horrible crimes even in his childhood. Particularly in stories written by Garth Ennis, he is shown as fully aware that his violent war on crime has damned him to Hell and there is no hope for forgiveness, he ''just doesn't care.'' He's gone light-years beyond even Non-Practicing Catholic. Frank also shows a strong streak of Raging Against The Heavens, particularly when he sees young children or women being victimized. Frank: "There are times when I'd like to get my hands on God."

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* ComicBook/ThePunisher was raised Catholic and even (briefly) considered going into the seminary when he was still a teenager, but had major issues with the business of forgiving sinners. Of course, as shown in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the MAX imprint]] story "The Tyger", he'd seen horrible crimes even in his childhood. Particularly in stories written by Garth Ennis, he is shown as fully aware that his violent war on crime has damned him to Hell and there is no hope for forgiveness, he ''just doesn't care.'' He's gone light-years beyond even Non-Practicing Catholic. Frank also shows a strong streak of Raging Against The Heavens, particularly when he sees young children or women being victimized. Frank: "There victimized.
-->'''Frank:''' There
are times when I'd like to get my hands on God."
8th Jul '17 9:25:47 PM Mdumas43073
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For whatever reason -- perhaps because ChristianityIsCatholic -- there seems to be no common Protestant equivalent to this trope, even though people paying lip-service to their family or culture's religion is as old as religion itself. One possible explanation for this is that Catholicism, much more than Protestantism, is considered by some to be a part of one's ethnic and cultural identity in addition to being a religion, especially for those whose national heritage is tied to the Church (such as people of Irish, Italian, Polish, or Hispanic descent). InformedJudaism pretty much works this way, as well. Another possibility is that compared to Protestantism, the Catholic Church places a somewhat stronger emphasis on iconography and ritual; this can then become a rich source of material for former Catholic authors who may [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail no longer remember the subtler aspects of Catholicism or who also may require an easy cue for their non-Catholic audiences to recognize]]. The third probable answer is the fact that it used to be rather difficult to formally abandon membership in the Catholic Church, and since 2010 it's impossible, which means that the Church still considers practically all lapsed Catholics as members of its flock whether they like it or not. (That baptism leaves quite the indelible mark on the soul...)

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For whatever reason -- perhaps because ChristianityIsCatholic -- there seems to be no common Protestant equivalent to this trope, even though people paying lip-service to their family or culture's religion is as old as religion itself. One possible explanation for this is that Catholicism, much more than Protestantism, is considered by some to be a part of one's ethnic and cultural identity in addition to being a religion, especially for those whose national heritage is tied to the Church (such as people of Irish, Italian, Polish, or Hispanic descent). descent); InformedJudaism pretty much works this way, as well. Another possibility is that compared to Protestantism, the Catholic Church places a somewhat stronger emphasis on iconography and ritual; this can then become a rich source of material for former Catholic authors who may [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail no longer remember the subtler aspects of Catholicism or who also may require an easy cue for their non-Catholic audiences to recognize]]. The third probable answer is the fact that it used to be rather difficult to formally abandon membership in the Catholic Church, and since 2010 it's impossible, which means that the Church still considers practically all lapsed Catholics as members of its flock whether they like it or not. (That baptism leaves quite the indelible mark on the soul...)
17th Jun '17 12:55:14 AM Multiplesarcasms31
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* Camille Paglia.

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* Camille Paglia. While she currently identifies as an atheist, she has credited her upbringing in the Roman Catholic church as highly influential to her interest in paganism and its themes in art and culture.
4th Jun '17 10:35:00 AM nombretomado
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* Kyle "Oancitizen" Kallgreen of WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh occasionally makes some nods to Catholicism in his reviews and sketches. Even the MindScrew ending of ''What Is It?'' He lampshades this while mentioning this very TVTropes page in his ''Melacholia'' review.

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* Kyle "Oancitizen" Kallgreen of WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh occasionally makes some nods to Catholicism in his reviews and sketches. Even the MindScrew ending of ''What Is It?'' He lampshades this while mentioning this very TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes page in his ''Melacholia'' review.
26th May '17 5:10:15 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Brian "Q" Quinn from ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' confirmed that he is an atheist on a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A despite attended an all-boys Catholic High School with the other three Jokers. [[HollywoodAtheist He respects the beliefs of others]] and apologized to a fan for making an anti-Christian joke, which led to him admitting his non-theistic beliefs.

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* Brian "Q" Quinn from ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' confirmed that he is an atheist on a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A despite attended attending an all-boys Catholic High School with the other three Jokers. [[HollywoodAtheist He respects the beliefs of others]] and apologized to a fan for making an anti-Christian joke, which led to him admitting his non-theistic beliefs.
19th May '17 10:56:17 PM nombretomado
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* Brian "Q" Quinn from ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' recently confirmed that he is an atheist on a {{Twitter}} Q&A despite attended an all-boys Catholic High School with the other three Jokers. [[HollywoodAtheist He respects the beliefs of others]] and apologized to a fan for making an anti-Christian joke, which led to him admitting his non-theistic beliefs.

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* Brian "Q" Quinn from ''Series/ImpracticalJokers'' recently confirmed that he is an atheist on a {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A despite attended an all-boys Catholic High School with the other three Jokers. [[HollywoodAtheist He respects the beliefs of others]] and apologized to a fan for making an anti-Christian joke, which led to him admitting his non-theistic beliefs.
19th May '17 11:31:47 AM Allronix
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* It's a common {{Fanon}} in WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers to have Doc be this, though like many things and Doc, it's PlayedForLaughs.
14th May '17 3:47:58 PM staticat09
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* A common trope in Russian literature, where the Orthodox Church is an institution and has a huge influence on the culture/is a means to an end (usually for marriage), but otherwise does not greatly impact individuals' personal lives.
** Inverted in ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', which Dostoevsky wrote after visiting a monastery.



* In the ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'', Juniper [=MacKenzie=] was born Catholic, and other characters observet that, despite having converted to Wicca, she still seems to be carrying her Catholic Guilt.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'', Juniper [=MacKenzie=] was born Catholic, and other characters observet observe that, despite having converted to Wicca, she still seems to be carrying her Catholic Guilt.
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