Down to the Wire: Just $6,312 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

after Anne Rice

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 30, 2010

The author of Interview with the Vampire has announced that she is no longer a Christian. Her departure from the ranks of the faithful leaves Dante and Shakespeare to battle it out for the title of the greatest Christian author in history. 

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($55,552 to go):
$150,000.00 $94,448.13
37% 63%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 9 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Aug. 04, 2010 1:11 PM ET USA

    LifeSiteNews.com reports Rice as having replied (when asked if she would miss anything about the church), "I miss the Mass terribly[,] I miss the Eucharist, I miss taking communion. But, Holy Communion is a communal meal and I no longer belong in that community." While one recognizes her terrible lack of sound judgment, he must also commend her awareness of the integrity of the Eucharist. -- Mike in Toronto

  • Posted by: jtuturic3013 - Aug. 03, 2010 5:56 AM ET USA

    Those who said we aught to pray for Anne Rice and those like her are right on the money. I think it is a grace from God that the announcement of her departure from Christianity was public. That is so we can pray for her. So many others do not get that grace. Hail Mary ...

  • Posted by: gallardo.vm5565 - Aug. 02, 2010 4:46 PM ET USA

    Maybe a smaller Church isn't such a bad idea?

  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Aug. 01, 2010 10:57 AM ET USA

    I suggest we all offer up a decade of the Rosary for her. At Fatima Our Lady said that many people go to hell because there are few that are willing to pray and do penance for poor sinners. Anne Rice needs Catholics to win her back to Christ and His Only Church through prayer and penance lest she fall into hell by remaining outside the Church. Let's do what we can.

  • Posted by: wojo425627 - Jul. 31, 2010 6:26 PM ET USA

    I emailed rice once and responded to a few posts of hers on amazon.com. She was very critical of the Pope and called for his resignation. After reading quite a number of her posts and some of her books reviews it seems she didn't really understand papal authority or infallibility. She seems to have gotten a lot of her "Catholic" teaching from dissident theologians including Hans Kung. I tried to direct her to this website but she seems not to have been interested.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Jul. 31, 2010 8:16 AM ET USA

    Rice "refuses to be anti-gay and . . . anti-feminist". Reinforces a point I try to make to my liberal friends: there are spiritual consequences to liberal political/social beliefs. Choose your god. Ms. Rice chose.

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jul. 30, 2010 8:25 PM ET USA

    I read the article/I felt sorry for her that she had so little real understanding of her faith...I offered a prayer that the Ho;y Spirit would open her heart and mind........

  • Posted by: Defender - Jul. 30, 2010 6:47 PM ET USA

    Who?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jul. 30, 2010 6:40 PM ET USA

    I suppose we just haven't been praying for these high-profile folks enough. Let's do so.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The gift of orthodoxy: A mercy and a challenge to mercy November 26
Getting Marriage Right November 25
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. November 25
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg November 25
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said November 25

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25