Posted by: Christine Johnson | July 26, 2006

What Kind of Catholic are You?

The link to the quiz is above, though there are some questions (like music and divorce) that have in between answers (for me). For example, the divorce question says allow it for serious things like adultery and abandonment, but nothing about trusting the Church with annulments. And the music thing…I like a combination of types of music, not just Haugen or Bach.

Anyway, here are my results.

You scored 98, on a scale of 0 to 100. Here’s how to interpret your score:

0 – 35
You are a Centering Prayer (very progressive) Catholic. More about you.

26 – 50
You are an Ignatian Exercises (moderately progressive) Catholic. More about you.

51 – 75
You are a Divine Office (moderately traditional) Catholic. More about you.

76 – 100
You are a Daily Rosary (very traditional) Catholic. More about you.

(And, under “More about you” is this:)

You Are a Daily Rosary (Very Traditional) Catholic

You’d like the church to revive the time-honored devotions, liturgical practices, and strong institutional discipline that prevailed before the Second Vatican Council—and you’re hoping that Pope Benedict XVI will lead the church in exactly that direction. Your favorite hymn is probably a traditional Latin composition such as the “Panis Angelicus,” [side note from Christine: It is.] and your favorite pope is probably a pioneer of the Church’s great liturgical tradition such as Gregory the Great. You loved “The Passion of the Christ.”

Read stories of interest to you:

How to Find a Spiritual DirectorBy Fr. John McCloskey
Faith-Based Accents for the HomeBy Jim Moore
The Gregorian Chant ComebackBy Arlene Oost-Zimmer and Jeffrey Tucker
Why This Catholic Won’t Sing…Heretical HymnsBy George Weigel
We’ll Take the “Quiet Mass”By Jeffrey Tucker

Your Favorite Catholic Movie: “The Passion of the Christ”
Your Favorite Catholic Novel: “Brideshead Revisited”
Your Favorite Catholic Performing Artist: Mel Gibson
Your Favorite Sacred Art: Michaelangelo’s “Pieta”
Your Favorite Marian Apparition: Our Lady of Fatima
Your Favorite Theologian: Thomas Aquinas
Your Favorite Catholic Woman: Mother Angelica
Your Favorite Saint of Our Time: Josémaria Escriva
Your Favorite Saint of Old: Athanasius
Your Favorite Catholic Writer: Evelyn Waugh
Your Favorite Pope: Gregory the Great
Your Favorite Catholic Hymn: “Panis Angelicus”
Your Favorite Catholic Priest: Benedict Groeschel

I find it fascinating that they have so many of my favorites on there. I have loved “Pieta” ever since I laid eyes on it as a child!

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  1. I see from your site you like Mother Angelica as well, I have been down there 5 times and feel very blessed to meet Mother once, she could’nt speak, but her eyes spoke volumes. I read the book too, it’s really a network of Miracles, I really enjoyed reading it and in fact I read aloud to lady I visit in a nursing home, we both liked it very much. I have been helping out an artist freind of my named Mark Sanislo and he has a painting he did of Mother and it’s hanging down in Hanceville, AL. Many do not know about this so just wanted to pass this on to people like yourself.. There are prints and magnets, here is a little link to a store through an artist site, if you have some time take a look. Mother Angelica “Nun of the Media” an original oil painting by Catholic Artist Mark Sanislo of Minneapolis Minnesota.In 1981 a cloistered nun named Mother Angelica, using merely entrepreneurial instincts and a steadfast faith in God created what would become the world’s largest religious media empire in the garage of a her monastery located in the hills of Birmingham, Al.The Eternal Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in people tuning in and in sharing the message of God, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe. This portrait “Nun of the Media” tries to capture the story of this extraordinary nun, Mother Angelica, who is known and loved by the many that tune into “Mother Angelica Live” on the EWTN Network.The portrait also manifests the power of prayer which comes from the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration who have backed up Mother’s global media work. Mother herself is seen at the switchboard of Eternal Word Television Network with her Rosary in hand.The painting also encompasses the satellite dishes and shortwave radio towers of EWTN that make it Global Catholic Network. Behind the nuns, in the center of the piazza stands the The Monument of the Divine Child Jesus (El Divino Niño). It Serves as a symbol of the eager love of our God, the Child Jesus offers His Heart to all who approach Him, “Prophecy of Isaiah (11:6): “. and a little Child shall lead them”Behind El Divino Niño is the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, a Temple consecrated to Almighty God, open to people of all faiths. Visitors often remark that this Temple is “a true oasis of silence and peace.” Mother Angelica explains that “when you come into the Temple you are in the Presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” She prays that each person who enters will be aware of this great and wonderful realityThe original oil painting can be seen by the public, down in Hanceville, AL at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.To purchase prints of Mother Angelica “Nun of the Media” visit Mark’s Number1Artist Online-StoreMother Angelica Nun of the MediaAudio Archives of Mother Angelica Live


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