Thursday, August 25, 2005

Wait ’Til Your Father Gets Home: Quiz #3

Welcome to today’s quiz, in which we discuss the role of fatherhood in the Catholic priesthood, check in on our Catholic friends overseas, and get a quick lesson on what the Warriors for Christ are doing in the War on Terror.

So, how good is your CQ this week? Let’s find out.

Whether to ease the celibacy requirements for Catholic priests has been a controversial Church issue in recent years, although apparently not for these men of the cloth. Please match the priest to their somewhat-less-than-celibate activities.
1) Father Arturo Uribe of Whittier, Calif.
2) Father John Lenihan of Orange County, Calif.
3) Monsignor Eugene Clark of Westchester County, New York.
4) Rev. James Poole of Nome, Alaska

a) Fathered a child out of wedlock while a seminary student and recently used a “vow of poverty” defense to keep from increasing his child-support payments for his now-ill 12-year-old son.
b) Started having sex with a female congregant when she was 14-years-old, got her pregnant at 16, then told her to get an abortion.
c) Resigned his post after being named as “the other man” in a divorce case filed by the husband of his 46-year-old personal secretary.
d) When a 13-year-old congregant confided in him that she was being abused by her stepfather, he responded by molesting the girl himself, both inside his church and at the Catholic radio station he founded.

5) The Vatican recently suspended the beatification of French priest Rev. Leon Dehon because of allegations that the priest, who founded the Sacred Heart of Jesus order, was actually…

a) A sexual abuser
b) An anti-Semite
c) A cross-dresser
d) French

6) Romanian Orthodox Monk Daniel Petru Corogeanu was indicted for allegedly killing a 23-year-old nun during an exorcism. Which of the following did he NOT do to her during the procedure?

a) Bind her to a cross
b) Put a thorn crown on her head
c) Stuff a towel in her mouth
d) Starve her for three days

7) How many of Monk Corogeanu’s nuns were arrested for their own roles in this exorcism-gone-wrong?

a) One
b) Two
c) Three
d) Four

8) What did Connie Morris, member of Kansas’ Board of Education, call “a fairy tale”?

a) Evolution
b) The Separation of Church and State
c) The Holocaust
d) The Immaculate Conception

9) Which of the following documentaries was NOT barred by various theaters and museums throughout the Bible Belt for suggesting that the Universe is the product of a “Big Bang” or that life on earth probably originated in the oceans?

a) “Cosmic Voyage”
b) “Volcanoes of the Deep Sea”
c) “Galapagos”
d) “The Privileged Planet: The Search for Purpose in the Universe.”

10) At a June 15 prayer breakfast before Hispanic lawmakers, what did President Bush say is “the strength of America”?

a) The U.S. military
b) Democracy
c) Prayer
d) Ethnic diversity
e) The American people

11) Captain Melinda Morton, a chaplain at the U.S. Air Force Academy, says she was fired from her post as executive officer of the chaplaincy corps there because of her criticism of:

a) The war in Iraq
b) Desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay
c) The treatment of women at the Academy
d) The power of evangelicals at the Academy

12) Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who did not attend after-dinner chapel services were singled out and marched back to their dorms in what was know as:

a) “The Heathen Flight”
b) “The Passion of the Christ”
c) “The Hell March”
d) “The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden”

13) A flier posted at the headquarters for the California National Guard in Sacramento suggested WHICH technique for keeping Islamic terrorists out of heaven?

a) Dressing them in women’s lingerie
b) Shooting them with bullets dipped in pig’s blood
c) Stripping them naked and forcing them into homoerotic poses
d) Shaving their beards
e) Putting dog leashes around their neck

14) How did Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., suggest the country respond if Islamic terrorists used nuclear weapons in the United States?

a) Deport all immigrants of Islamic descent
b) Invade Iran
c) “Regime Change” in Pakistan
d) Bomb Mecca

1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) B (He wrote that the Talmud was the “manual of the bandit, of the corruptor, of the soul destroyer.”)
6) B
7) D
8) A
9) D (This documentary is a proponent of “Intelligent Design,” not evolution.)
10) C
11) D
12) A
13) B
14) D


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