Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Cardinal Reveals Hope Died a Catholic


"Entertainer Bob Hope died a Catholic, according to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles.

'One of my greatest joys is knowing that Bob Hope died as a Catholic,' Cardinal Mahony said in a July 28 statement.

'Over the years I would invite him to join the church, but he would respond in his typical humor, 'My wife, Dolores, does enough praying to take care of both of us.' But eventually her prayers prevailed and he was baptized into the Catholic Church and was strengthened these past years through the regular reception of holy Communion.'