Holy Cross: Celebrities Who Are Catholic

Who will be filling the pews this Easter Sunday?

Lil Wayne, @LilTunechi - Tweet: "Ain't no woman like da 1 I got"Amid rumors that's he's currently cuffing R&B songtress/YMCMB signee Christina Milian, Wayne teases followers with his love for a mystery woman. #StopPlayingWithUs(Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MTV)

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Lil Wayne - Tomorrow is Good Friday, which means fasts are breaking and Catholics around the world are getting ready Easter. There may be a few recognizable faces in the church pews this weekend, as some of the biggest celebs in Hollywood were baptized Catholic.You might be surprised to learn that Lil Wayne is practicing Roman Catholic, who often takes time out of his day to read the Bible and regularly starts his gigs with a backstage prayer.(Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MTV)

Shakira - Belly dancing Columbiana Shakira?s hips don?t lie, and rappers couldn?t be happier about the honesty in her body language. Too Short invites women to ?shake it like Shakira? on ?Shake it Baby? and B.o.B and 2 Chainz do the same on the hook for ?Headband.?(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Shakira - There's nothing pious about her hips, but this Latin bombshell was raised Catholic and even attended religious schools growing up in South America. Even a fleeting look at her music videos would have you think Shakira has strayed from the tenets of her faith, but deep down she still carries it with her. She even paid to build a Catholic school in post-quake Haiti in 2010. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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Nicole Scherzinger - A devout Roman Catholic who still says her daily prayer, Scherzinger touched the holy grail earlier this year when she and her fiancè Lewis Hamilton met the Pope while on vacation in Rome. It was a great blessing for the couple, who have endured a rocky road toward the altar.(Photo: Francois Nel/Getty Images for British Airways)


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Kobe Bryant - The NBA great has a divine touch on the court, and he can thank the man upstairs for at least some of his talent. Bryant was raised Roman Catholic and even lived in the Eternal City, Rome, when he was young.(Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


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Kendrick Perkins - This NBA player was the head altar boy at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church until he graduated high school. Even while he was a sought-after recruit, Perkins was dedicated to helping with services every week. “I happened to be the world's tallest altar boy at the time,” he says. "I couldn't fit in the robes, they had to get one custom made." (Photo: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga - Ms. Banks accused Lady Gaga of snatching some of her work for her third album ARTPOP. For Gaga's track "Flame 22," which was apparently supposed to appear on the project, Banks hit up social media with, "Make sure u let them know where u got the title for red flame from. U stole that from the demo I sent u. This one is free. Next time I'm charging."Banks also accused the pop singer of jacking her style when she wore a mermaid outfit to the 2013 VMAs. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Lady Gaga - The controversial pop star never misses an opportunity to anger the Catholic Church, despite the fact that she was raised in it. In 2011, the singer released a new single, "Judas," on Easter. Subtle, Gaga.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Michael Steele - "It's not the wrong moment to inject race. I think race is a part of it. ? It is an underlying theme or feeling that particularly the African-American community takes away from that, and it has to be addressed. You just can?t leave it on the table because you don?t believe it's there," former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele on NBC's Meet the Press.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

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Michael Steele - Before entering politics, the former Republican Party chairman considered becoming a priest. He even studied at a seminary in Villanova for a time before deciding to pursue marriage and a career in law instead. But Steele still holds his Catholic faith close to his heart — and his policy positions.(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)


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Harry Connick, Jr. - The musician and actor was raised in the Catholic Church, but keeps his beliefs close to his vest. "I don't think it's something people want to hear me talk about," he said. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Salma Hayek - The sexy actress was raised in a devout Catholic family in Mexico. She was sent to study at Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lousiana for high school. Hayek has since all but rennounced her faith.(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)

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Salma Hayek - The sexy actress was raised in a devout Catholic family in Mexico. She was sent to study at Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lousiana for high school. Hayek has since all but rennounced her faith.(Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)

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Jennifer Lopez - Though rumor has it Lopez dabbles in Scientology, the multi-talented star was raised Catholic and even attended Catholic school when she was young. We're sure the priest who heard her confessions could write a tell-all! (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)