The singer, Bob Marley, is said to have died a Catholic

“Is there any truth to this?”
~Yes, it is true. died a . Mr. Dallas Carter of the Hawaiian royal personally and directly asked Marley’s Bishop about this in 2003. The very same Bishop who heard Marley’s deathbed confession.

His death bed conversion/confession does not, however, “canonize” his musical recordings. I add this because I am finding the tendency among who discover this information to suddenly think it is “OK” to listen to Bob Marley. However holy we may hope his confession to be, that does not “canonize” his music, making it now somewhat “moral.”

Culled from here


Well, I have heard the above myself so many years ago but not until did I get to search the for it. Here’s where I found it:

According to Catholic teaching, if a person is baptized, all of his sins, both original and actual are immediately and completely forgiven, including all the “Temporal Punishment”. My intepretation (and I could well be wrong), is that Bob Marley also skipped purgatory and would definitely be in heaven: a saint! Hmmm… strong, no? Well, not a bad idea praying to him…

Submitted by eugene on Tue, 2006-04-18 08:55.