Monday, July 9, 2012

Katie Holmes Comes Back Home to Rome...sorta

Katie Holmes
There is great rejoicing when a sheep returns to the fold. The Lord will jump on his couch with joy when the lost come home. Or something. It's in Luke. Somewhere.

 Katie Holmes, Batman's first girlfriend, Tom Cruise's wife (ex-kinda wife), and Scientologist is coming back to the Catholic Church according to this article in the Huffington Post.

Five years after revealing that she had started to study Scientology, Katie Holmes has officially returned to the Catholic faith, registering as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

Hey, she can even register online! Joining officially is a good thing! The article continues...
“Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us,” a member of the church's choir told me. “She has not yet attended a service, but when she does she will be welcomed with open arms.”

A "service"? Hrmm..ok, not really the way we speak of the Mass but I'll go with it.

The church, located on 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is known for inclusive thinking and its welcoming of many gay and lesbian Catholics. Its mission statement indicates that the Roman Catholic Church parish “strives to be a prophetic, welcoming community, inclusive witness to the presence of Christ Jesus in our midst.” Its website proclaims that it is a respectful community, “where seekers and their questions are welcomed, where injustice is challenged, where the poor, the alienated and marginalized find a home, and where people are refreshed, reconciled and renewed.”
Katie Holmes from "Batman Begins" or at a Thetan cleansing.

Oh, come on!!!!!

The New York parish is no stranger to celebrity faces: Nancy Pelosi was seen worshipping there while serving as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives... Wuuulp, at least there won't be all of that stuff about Thetans and Xenu and whatever. Hopefully, she gets more of our kinda crazy, you know, angels, devils, virgin births, morals, grace, salvation....
A baptized Catholic marries a Scientologist who is baptized Catholic and was twice married...I remember this from Canon Law 101.
However, if this "takes" an annulment shouldn't be hard to get.

God bless her.