This was quite the pleasant surprise.
I don’t know if this comes across well. Warhol was a gay man and a devout Catholic. His biographers seem to agree that celibacy was a choice later in life. But his brother stated once that Warhol stayed close to his Byzantine Catholic roots, keeping a private altar by his bedside with crucifix and a well used prayer book. He also worked at a soup kitchen and paid for his nephew’s seminary training so that he could become a priest. But Warhol’s faith was a very private matter, known only to his closest friends, probably because the artsy world he circulated in would have stereotyped and bullied him if they had known about his strong Catholicism. But whatever the man’s defects or struggles in his faith, he certainly should be credited with holding onto it in the midst of the culture that surrounded him.