One way to be Catholic and cool -- make it subversive and do it on the sly.
Tony Blair is about to convert to Roman Catholicism. It is news to me, and that is the point it would seem. He has long attended Catholic services (who knew?), whether at church or done privately. Apparently it has been an issue from time to time while he was Prime Minister, and only now that he is stepping down is he actually going to proceed with formal conversion. All these years after the Tudors and the creation of the Church of England, and England is about to have a former PM who is Roman Catholic.