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Sunday, June 11, 2006
Nicole Kidman is still Catholic

American Actress Nicole Kidman is journeying back to the Catholic faith as she prepares for her marriage to Keith Urban on June 25, 2006.

"For Nicole, you know this is a spiritual homecoming, coming back to the church and her faith in her old parish," said Jesuit Father Paul Coleman, a longtime friend of the Kidman family who advised them on the annulment of Kidman's marriage with Tom Cruise.
As someone exposed to both Scientology and Buddhism, she has remained faithful to the Catholic Church and the only truth of Christ, the Son of God. She recently told the Philippine Daily Enquirer: "Catholicism guides me. I certainly have a strong belief. I try to go to church regularly, and I try to go to confession." She has also asked for donations to Sydney Children's Hospital instead of wedding gifts.

Let us pray for her and thank God for leading her back home.


del_button June 11, 2006 at 3:03 PM
Tito said...

Unless I'm mistaken, she is a 'Catholic In Name Only', or CINO. She may go through the rituals, but really doesn't believe in ANY of the dogma nor doctrine of the Church.

Very similar to Senator John Kerry of MA. He is a CINO as well, others refer to people like Kidman and Kerry as 'ritualistic-Catholics' who enjoy the smells and bells, but not the teachings.

More commonly they are regarded as Cafeteria Catholics.

del_button June 11, 2006 at 3:21 PM
Moneybags said...

How disappointing. I hope she is changing for the better as the article makes one think.

del_button June 12, 2006 at 9:42 AM
Tom said...

It's pretty obvious that the Kerry/Kennedy crowd is CINO, but how do you really know Nicole is CINO? The movies I have seen with her seem to have been decent, not that I've seen a whole lot of them. Besides even if they were indecent movies, how do you know she hasn't had a conversion experience? I was a CINO at one time in my life, and I'm sure that there are old friends of mine out there who if they saw me now would think, "Yeah, right." But I had a genuine conversion experience and have stayed the course since then.
I just think it's a bit bold to not give her the benefit of the doubt and to automatically slap the CINO lable on her.

del_button June 15, 2006 at 5:58 PM
Tito said...


Look at her most recent films. In fact wait to watch her next set of films and tell me if you think she is not a CINO.

I could be wrong, which I will admit if I am, but just looking at her entire body of work of film making as well as full frontal nudiy in theatre, she clearly loves the smells and bells and art, but that's it.

These are superficial observations, but actions speak louder than words. Wait until her next film and we'll revisit the subject.

God bless.

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