Katie Holmes Returns To Catholic Church

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.
“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.”
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.”
Cruise and Holmes just issued a joint statement
saying, "We want to keep matters affecting our
family private and express our respect for each
other's commitment to each of our respective
beliefs and support each other's roles as parents."
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

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