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VOTE: Favorite Proudly Catholic Movies

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To celebrate Catholic identity in public life, the Catholic Hall of Fame presents Proudly Catholic Movies. What movie makes you proud to be Catholic? Tell us your favorites.

In my classes, I like to show movies that thoughtfully critique Catholic identity. Those movies  are great, but not what we're looking for here (Doubt and Breach, for instance). I started off the list with personal favorites like The Scarlet and the Black (1983), Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino (2008), and some great Biblical epics.

Vote for five of those listed, or add your own favorite Catholic identity movie.

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is vice president of college relations at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer and then spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. He writes weekly for Catholic Vote, the National Catholic Register and Aleteia. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Catholic Digest. He lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, April, and nine children.


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