a baptized Catholic who is non-practicing
- He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
- I wouldn't be a very spiritual man, right? I don't believe in God, right? Still Catholic. Because there's nothing you can do when you're Catholic. Once you've started Catholic, frankly, there's no real way to stop being Catholic. Even not believing in God isn't regarded as sufficient reason to get out of the Catholic church. You'd think it'd be fairly fundamental to the whole thing, but no. Catholicism: the stickiest, most adhesive religion in the world.
- Dara Ó Briain, "Live at the Apollo" (6 July 2005)
- Encyclopedic article on Lapsed Catholic at Wikipedia