Last Updated: January 5, 2023
Catholic Trivia (part 2)
This week we remember Pope Benedict XVI, who died on December 31. What better way to honor him with some Catholic trivia? I call this part 2, because we had Catholic trivia before, in the October 15, 2020 newsletter.
- 1. Who was the first Pope?
- 2. What is the term for the change of bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus?
- 3. Who was immaculately conceived?
- 4. What is the term for the place where souls go after death, to get ready for Heaven?
- 5. Which order did Martin Luther belong to before splitting from the church?
- 6. Is the use of contraception a venial or mortal sin?
- 7. Although not official church doctrine, what is the term for the place unbaptized babies go upon death?
- 8. True or false – The pope has gift of infallibility about matters of faith?
- 9. True or false – The Pope cannot sin?
- 10. How many Marian Apparitions, as approved by the Holy See, have there been? For extra credit, in which countries were they?
- 11. As approved by the local bishop (but not the Holy See), where was the Marian Apparition in the United States?
- 12. Who is the patron saint of lose causes?
- 13. What is the difference between the Ascension and the Assumption?
- 14. What does the color of the smoke signify in the voting for a new Pope?
- 15. What ratio of votes in a Papal Conclave must be present to elect a new Pope?
- 16. What is the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary?
- 17. What is the name of the garment that looks like a long rug, with a hole for the head, that almost reaches the ground on both front and back (see picture below)?
- 1. Peter
- 2. Transubstantiation
- 3. The Virgin Mary
- 4. Purgatory
- 5. He was an Augustinian monk
- 6. Mortal
- 7. Limbo
- 8. True.
- 9. False
- 10. Six (Mexico, France (3), Ireland, Portugal)
- 11. Champion, Wisconsin. The approval was given in 2010 by a bishop in the Diocese of Green Bay.
- 12. St. Jude
- 13. The Ascension refers to elevation of Jesus into heaven by hit own power. The assumption refers to the Virgin Mary, who was taken to heaven by God’s power.
- 14. White = A new pope had been chosen. Black = The votes were not definitive to determine a new pope.
- 15. 2/3
- 16. Anne
- 17. Scapular