The most recognized famous Catholic still living would most likely be the Pope. Pope Benedict XVI was born in Germany in 1927. He is the first German Pope since the 11th century. Holding true to his doctrine, Pope Benedict XVI is known for being one of the top theologians in the Vatican.
Spending his adolescence in a small village called Traunstein, Pope Benedict XVI did not have an easy childhood. But it was during this time that he discovered his true devotion to Christ. Thus, the harshness of his younger years only provided the faith and courage he would later need in becoming one of the most famous Catholics today.
Another famous Catholic, known as a more historical figure than recent, is the legendary Mother Teresa, whose wisdom and love for her God proved to be an enormous contribution to the Catholic Church.
Born in Yugoslavia on August 27, 1910, Mother Teresa was the youngest of her other siblings. During her early years, she showed complete fascination with the missionary life and service, although she did not think about becoming a nun until she was 18 years of age.
Mother Teresa's unwillingness to compromise her faith and undying beliefs proved her to be a strong and independent asset to the Catholic Church. She is one of the most famous Catholics in history.
One of the more recent famous Catholics known for her beautiful voice, which is used to sing spirit filled songs praising The Lord, is Rosemary Brown. Her courageous and uplifting verses caught the ears of thousands of Catholics around the world, causing her name to be much known throughout today's society.
Among the most popular of the famous Catholics throughout history, there is a woman whose prayer and guidance was exceptional. She is remembered for her undeniable faith and wisdom. Performing nothing less then miracles throughout her life, Mother Angelica's childhood was anything but miraculous.
Drenched in poverty, she was abandoned by her father at a very young age. Turning her tribulations into positivism, Mother Angelica became known for launching the world's largest Religious Media Empire.
With only two hundred dollars and a dream, this magnificent famous Catholic not only overcame the agony of her childhood, but the pessimism she faced as a catholic nun trying to start her own business.
Without the devotion and commitment of these famous Catholics, the world for the Catholic Church would not be what it is today. The criticism and attack on the Catholic religion has been evident since day one. But these strong, Catholic figures managed to ignore the criticism from anti Catholicism and turn their negative energy into positive. These courageous men and women have proven to be vital assets to the Catholic world.