after Anne Rice
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.
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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
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.