Andy Warhol is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He lived a hedonist lifestyle, but was raised Byzantine Catholic and had a Catholic funeral.
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Joseph Barbera, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, got his start at his Catholic grade school. He drew Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Scooby Do, and others.
Father Henry Duranquet, SJ, became known as “The Apostle to the Tombs” for his 25-plus years working to save souls in the prisons of New York City.
Edgar Allan Poe is known for horror and suspense, but he showed an understanding of Catholicism in some works, and wrote a lovely poem to the Blessed Mother
Venerable Nelson Baker trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.
Hollywood star Patricia Neal had a famous affair with Gary Cooper before marrying Roald Dahl. She endured tragedy before finding peace at Regina Laudis Abbey.
Roger Maris was New York Yankee who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He was a quiet, hard-working Catholic who cared for teammates and family.
Rev. Daniel Barber was a fine upstanding protestant minister — Congregationalist then Episcopalian — before questions of Apostolic Succession rocked his world.
Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.