Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Rome If You Want To

The Christmas season is upon us, ushering in a season of peace on earth, good will towards men — and more weirdness from the Vatican.

Seems that the Church taped its annual Christmas concert at the Vatican this past weekend, but cancelled an appearance by Brazilian pop singer Daniela Mercury at the last minute.

Church officials said that Mercury was dropped from the concerts lineup because she had gone “against the moral doctrine of the church.”

1) So, just what immoral act had she committed?

A) Appeared nude during a Carnival parade.
B) Admitted to an adulterous affair with her business manager.
C) Promoted condom use in an anti-AIDS ad campaign.
D) Accused a Brazilian priest of molesting her when she was 14 years old.

2) Meanwhile, a Catholic commission has plans to petition Pope Benedict XVI to drop teachings about WHAT from the Catholic catechism?

A) Limbo
B) The Immaculate Conception
C) The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes
D) Jesus’ Kicking the Moneychangers Out of the Temple

3) At the same time, Dominican priest Rev. Thomas Doyle traveled from the United States to the Vatican to ask Pope Benedict XVI to do WHAT?

A) Drop the Church’s opposition to fertility treatments for infertile couples hoping to conceive.
B) Drop the Church’s opposition to stem cell research.
C) Drop the Church’s opposition to allowing priests to marry.
D) Apologize to all the victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

4) And finally, the Vatican recently declared WHAT to be “destabilizing people and society”?

A) The U.S.-lead war in Iraq
B) The Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal
C) Abortion
D) Homosexuality


1) C: Mercury was part of an anti-AIDS campaign where she encouraged people to use condoms.
2) A: Limbo — which teaches that babies who die before they can be baptized go to a place that is neither heaven nor hell.
3) D: Apologize for sexual abuse by priests.
4) D: Homosexuality, which is fast supplanting the money as the root of all evil in Catholic theology


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