Wednesday

How Catholic are you? Take the Quiz


By Paul Dion, STL


Those of you who just can't wait for the ParishWorld.net mailing every Friday are in for some homework this week. By now it has become clear to you that ParishWorld.net is INTERACTIVE. It is clear to you that the evangelization that Jesus expects from us is the soul of our publication. You have also become accustomed to the BURNING QUESTION OF THE WEEK.

Some of you will remember the time when we had a list of about 35 questions about basic Catholic doctrine. This week we are presenting a questionnaire that is somewhat more insidious...now, there's a word! This is a rather engaging test of what it is that we as Catholics believe. Trust us, we are not out to catch anyone sneaking a puff behind the barn. That is not our intention.

We want you to think a bit, participate and then click the final button and see your score.

If you get 100% Catholic, write to us and brag. God will allow it for this one time. If you get a disappointingly low score, look in the mirror and ask yourself why. If you want to blow off steam and write to us and make a point about the @@^%&**+@@ injustice of the questionnaire, we will take you seriously and get back to you with love and a smile. If you want clarification about a question that you think should be a 5 and you wrote a 1, write to us and we will hold your hand.

Enjoy this exercise. I did.


CLICK HERE to begin this quiz. Make sure you come back to this page to report your score.

Post your scores below in our comments section and also see what others are saying.

8 comments:

  1. Paul Dion, STL10:17 PM

    What's your theological worldview?
    You scored as a Roman Catholic
    You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesiastical authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is Mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you, and I can also pray that the suffering of the souls in Purgatory be assuaged.

    Roman Catholic 82%
    Neo Orthodox 79%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 64%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 46%
    Modern Liberal 36%
    Emergent/Postmodern 25%
    Reformed Evangelical 21%
    Classical Liberal 18%
    Fundamentalist 0%

    I respond:
    With numbers like that, it is impossible to call me conservative. But because I am strict, I did not click on too many "1's" nor "5's". So The numbers are lower across the board. I did click on a few "3's". I agree with the top 2...Unshakably Catholic with a strong dose of Orthodox. So now you know me better than you did before. You want a piece o' me? Come and get it now so that you will have no reason to cry at my funeral later.

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  2. What's your theological worldview?
    You scored as a Roman Catholic
    You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

    Roman Catholic

    96%

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

    79%

    Neo orthodox

    79%

    Emergent/Postmodern

    54%

    Classical Liberal

    54%

    Charismatic/Pentecostal

    39%

    Fundamentalist

    32%

    Reformed Evangelical

    25%

    Modern Liberal

    18%

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  3. You scored as a Roman Catholic
    You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesiastical authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

    Roman Catholic 96%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 79%
    Neo orthodox 79%
    Emergent/Postmodern 54%
    Classical Liberal 54%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 39%
    Fundamentalist 32%
    Reformed Evangelical 25%
    Modern Liberal 18%

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  4. Paul Dion, STL, Theology Editor12:06 PM

    Thank you, Simon.
    Are you in sync with the scores that your effort returned? Answer only if you are comfortable discussing it.

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  5. David from Texas11:13 PM

    You scored as a Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
    You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

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  6. Dennis Sheahan9:31 AM

    You are a Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most importamt part of worship is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead you can ask the saints to intercede for you. (and a damn good thing too!)

    Roman Catholic 96%
    Evangelical/Holiness/
    Wesleyan 79%
    Neo Orthodox 71%
    Emergent/Postmodern 68%
    Charismatic/Pentacostal 50%
    Classical Liberal 46%
    Modern Liberal 29%
    Reformed Evangelical 29%
    Fundmentalist 11%

    I did have to get out my two handed hairsplitter for some of the questions and I had Quibbles serious enough to make notes on 21 of them. Unfortunately I noted the items in question by their number on the quiz I took. I have since discovered that the numbers change each time the quiz comes up. I will be happy to dicuss my notes with the editor and come back with more if we can figure out which questions boithered me.

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  7. Mary Sheahan9:39 AM

    You are Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship is mass. As the mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the siants to intercede for you.

    Roman Catholic 93%
    Evangelical Holiness/
    Wesleyan 75%
    Emergent/Postmodern 61%
    Classical Liberal 57%
    Modern Liberal 50%
    Reformed Evangelical 47%
    Neo Orthodox 39%
    Charismatic/Pentacostal 32%
    Fundamentalist 4%

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  8. I find it slightly amusing that if I ever leave the Catholic faith, God forbid, I am a shoe-in to be a Fundamentalist... Anybody surprised? LOL... I think it is mostly due to my Biblical literalism beliefs and the 6 day creation...
    -Laurence

    Roman Catholic 100%

    Fundamentalist 82%

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 75%

    Neo orthodox 71%

    Emergent/Postmodern 36%

    Classical Liberal 32%

    Reformed Evangelical 29%

    Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%

    Modern Liberal 14%

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