Why is it, when you read a news paper, anyone who makes the paper for something weird or dissenting who "claims catholic" is described as devout?
Like the person who died in a voodoo ritual in Pa. this person was described as devout because of an Our Lady tattoo on the foot. Devout, "...but with an interest in Voodoo.".
You can not be a devout Catholic--or any type of Christian--and be willing to worship other gods, or to allow your body to be possessed by spirits ( a central practice of voodoo).
Sheesh--this person is described as devout, while the devout I know are described as "fundamentalist", "hard line", "extremist" etc.