Tarry for the Nonce

July 23, 2005

How True It Is

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 4:25 pm

S’ok though. I am still a traditionalist Catholic.

You scored 88, on a scale of 0 to 100.

You are a traditionalist Catholic
You wish the church would revive the time-honored customs and strong institutional discipline that prevailed before the Second Vatican Council. Your favorite hymn is probably “Immaculate Mary,” your favorite pope is Pius X, and your idea of a great Catholic movie is “The Bells of St. Mary’s.”

Whew! I was worried for a minute . . . I’m glad I have these online quizzes to decimate and restore my sense of self.

(I do think Vatican II was a good thing, though.)



  1. (I do think Vatican II was a good thing, though.)

    Yeah right….

    You scored 80, on a scale of 0 to 100. Here’s how to interpret your score:

    70 – 80 You are a neo-traditionalist Catholic.
    80 – 100 You are a traditionalist Catholic.

    Yep, that’s why its so dam hard to find a good Catholic woman…I’m too progressively traditional 🙂

    I prefer to think that my goal is to find the best balance of spirituality and traditionalism (as they had at St. John’s and in Koinonia in Champaign). I believe that that community was one of the best groups of people I will ever encounter with regard to spiritual understanding and respect for the role of traditional Catholicism.

    To me, that’s the main goal… save souls, yes, but to understand that we are not only to understand and follow the law, but to have the law written in our hearts and to live the law through Christ’s example, bringing others to Christ.

    Comment by Andrew P. — July 23, 2005 @ 5:47 pm

  2. Or should that be bringing Christ to others? ah words…so many ways to say different things.

    Comment by Andrew P. — July 23, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

  3. What a disappointment. I only scored 92. I wonder what you have to answer in order to get 100. Someplace I am out-of-line with the Church.

    As we appear to be offering our opinions of Vatican II – sadly misinterpreted. A periodic council is good thing, yes, but in the hands of those too close-minded to understand it, this council was distorted drastically. I have great hopes that Benedict XVI will finish the work JPII began — repairing the destruction that sixties hippy liberals [who thought that free love was really free] naively [and many not-so-naively] did to the Church and the world.

    Isn’t our main goal personal salvation?

    Secondarily, through our efforts at personal salvation, we both bring souls to Christ and bring Christ to souls (not necessarily in that order).

    Comment by auntlori — July 24, 2005 @ 6:26 am

  4. Well gosh. I beat my own mother out, that’s surprising. I am glad to know that I am a solid Traditionalist with a 94.

    Comment by Michael — July 24, 2005 @ 8:41 am

  5. Ha-HA!! 94, ladies and gentlemen!

    Comment by El — July 24, 2005 @ 4:27 pm

  6. I hardly think scoring less than 100 makes one out of line w/ the church. I would think that since there are certain things that are absolute, and certain things that are malleable, it would be quite difficult to get 100.

    For instance, St. Peter was married. He was a priest, apostle, disciple, and Bishop of Rome (Vicar of Christ). The rule that priests should not be married is a good one, but one that is not necessarily theologically impossible, like women priests (no offense to you feminist readers). 🙂

    Now, whether or not you’re in line with the Magesterium…

    I know many men who would become priests if they could marry. I know very few women who would become priests if they could.

    Comment by Andrew P. — July 25, 2005 @ 12:19 pm

  7. I know many men who would become priests if they could marry.

    I’m sure there are many, many men who would.

    Nonetheless, I’m glad the Roman rite requires celibacy.

    Comment by laura — July 25, 2005 @ 12:35 pm

  8. Guess what I learned today?

    Evidently, toaovc IS Catholic after all!

    According to the quiz, I’m a “Progressive Catholic.” (Mind you, I’m not even the LEAST traditional kind of Catholic there is.)

    I’m “Progressive” despite the fact that

    A) I go to Mass only when I feel like it
    B) Haven’t been to confession in forever
    C) And the Catholic Church ruined my life!

    (C had answer choices of 4) “I call myself Catholic but it’s not very important to me and 5) ruined my life. Since I don’t call myself Catholic, and it’s more important than say Shintoism, I couldn’t pick 4. While 5 is a bit of an exaggeration, it most applicable choice left b/c there were some down sides to being raised Catholic.)

    So I am a type of Catholic and never really knew it! Evidently some folks think you can be Catholic without doing little things (like say celebrating the Sacraments and considering yourself Catholic.)

    Side note: I am shocked (SHOCKED, I say) to discover that I am doing comparably to Ms. Laura Walker herself at these Cathechism quizzes. (Oddly, I did learn from the dread Baltimore Catechism b/c my teachers were traditional/older types.)

    I attribute this success to my freakish ability to remember word for word random statments far in the past. (I actually knew “Long Suffering.”) That and lucky guessing…

    Comment by ecalf — July 25, 2005 @ 1:15 pm

  9. 86/100


    I’ll say though, if I’d scored better than Laura, I would have been freaked out, freaked out, I say! However, having been an altar boy for nine years (not altar server – haha) AND having climbed the 555 steps of Der Dom in Cologne, Germany nearly three dozen times over the years, well then naturally I should be a traditionalist, how could I NOT be, eh?

    Comment by Mueller — July 25, 2005 @ 7:49 pm

  10. Ha! I got 30/100. I’m supprised I got that high.

    See you in Hell everyone!

    Comment by Mark — July 29, 2005 @ 10:21 am

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