Was John Wayne Catholic? Eventually, Yes.
Not a name one expects in association with American Catholic history, John Wayne has been considered the paragon of manliness for well over 70 years. But in his private life, the Duke was guilty of serial infidelity , which made his three marriages less than a picture of ideal manhood. However, the Catholicism of his wives, children, and good friends had a profound impact on him, and he converted to Catholicism on his deathbed, dying with the sacraments.
- John Wayne: The Strange Message He Requested on His Tombstone
- My ‘granddaddy’ John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert
- He was ugly, strong, and had dignity — Uncovering John Wayne’s hidden treasure | by Jeremy Roberts | Medium
- John Wayne: The Movie Icon Who Once Got Picked in the NFL Draft | Fanbuzz
- John Wayne-Cardiac Catholic – The American Catholic
- The Free Lance-Star – Google News Archive Search
- John Wayne’s deathbed conversion to Christianity
- John Wayne (1907-1979), Catholic Convert | Pat McNamara
- Interview with John Wayne (1969) | Interviews | Roger Ebert
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