Katie Holmes, officially a Scientologist, has options during birth

04/14/2006 at 09:30 AM ET

Tcruise_4 According to transcripts of  actor Tom Cruise’s interview with Diane Sawyer (scheduled for Friday evening), released by the Walt Disney Co., Tom’s fiance, Katie Holmes, is officially a Scientologist.

Tom also says that the media got it all wrong when it comes to the Scientology practice of a "silent birth" and that Katie can make all of the noise she wants to make during the delivery of their baby.

"It’s basically just respecting the mother, you know, and helping to be quiet. (But) not the mother," Tom says, " The mother makes as much noise … you know, she’s going through it. She does what she’s gotta do, OK?"

He also says that Katie has the option of using drugs, during delivery, contrary to popular belief (especially following Tom’s comments about Brooke Shield’s usage of anti-depressants to deal with post partum depression).

"We’re there, you know, with doctors. … Whatever the woman wants. … If she needs an epidural, she’s gonna get her epidural."

Also in the interview, Tom denies a rift between his future father-in-law, Martin Holmes, a devout Catholic, saying that the Holmes family is comfortable with Katie’s conversion to Scientology.

Furthermore, Tom says that his and Katie’s child will not have a Catholic baptism.

"I mean you can be Catholic and be a Scientologist. You can be Jewish and be a Scientologist. But we’re just Scientologists."

Source: Yahoo News

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DJ on

If Martin Holmes truly is a devout Catholic (and I have no reason to doubt that he is), I doubt very seriously that he and the whole family is comfortable with Katie’s conversion to Scientology. I bet he has a big problem with it. Now, he may not voice those displeasures so as to keep peace between the family and Katie, but I bet behind closed doors he has a thing or two to say about it, and I bet Katie knows it too.

Yonni on

Ugh…Can she just give birth already so they can stop talking about Tom Cruise..I can’t take it anymore!!!!!!!!! He is wacked….wacked…wacked…wacked…This has to be a sham…ugh…

Layla's Mommy on

I think he is a jerk. I doubt Katies parents aprove. I don’t understand Why if you can be both a Catholic and a Scientologist why they wouldn’t get their child baptized. I think it would be a real boost for his relationship whith her family if they did. My hubb’y parents are Lutherin(we don’t practice any religion, though my family is Catholic) but we got our daughter baptized because it was important to them. It made them happy.

I think he is just selfish and controling and Katie will soon relize the same, if she hasn’t already.

krewcat on

OK, I am Lutheran, so is all of my family. My was raised in church of christ. @ pretty different religions. We decided before we had kids that we would raise them Lutheran. Because its important to ME..their mother. I can’t understand if Katie was so devout in her beliefs that she would convert like that, but hey, its her choice….there is no was at all you can be both catholic and a scientologist. Like NONE. One believes in Christ and one believes in L. Ron Hubbard. Anyhoo…..I SERIOUSLY doubt that her parents are not cool with their devout catholic daughter getting knocked up outside of marriage and converting to scientology. At the very least they would be very dissapointed. When you raise your children in the church you do it for a reason.

Anyway, I’m not meaning to offend anyone…just Tom is a whack if he thinks anyone takes his word for stuff anymore..lol

barbi808 on

I’m going to say the same thing I said in my last comment. That Scientology crap….a faith conjured up by some science fiction author….puhleaaaze!! I mean really…not talking during childbirth…you know a man had to make that crap up and…no touching or cleaning or talking to the baby for one week after birth!! That’s just ridiculous!! And no breastfeeding….give the baby what is that.. barley or wheat tea..supplemented with corn syrup or honey!! What the hell are these people thinking?!! Oh yeah…that’s right…they don’t think!!

anne on

actually, Katie is breastfeeding her child, a rough snapshot was taken of her with nursing bra showing. Apparenty, Scientology lets you make your own choice, or Katie is doing it anyway for the baby’s sake.