Saturday, October 08, 2005

What is your style of American Catholicism? - A quiz.


You scored as Traditional Catholic. You look at the great piety and holiness of the Church before the Second Vatican Council and the decay of belief and practice since then, and see that much of the decline is due to failed reforms based on the "Spirit of the Council". You regret the loss of vast numbers of Religious and Ordained clergy and the widely diverging celebrations of the Mass of Pope Paul VI, which often don't even seem to be Catholic anymore. You are helping to rebuild this past culture in one of the many new Traditional Latin Mass communities or attend Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgy. You seek refuge from the world of pornography, recreational drugs, violence, and materialism. You are an articulate, confident, committed, and intelligent Catholic.

But do you support legitimate reform of the Church, and are you willing to submit to the directives of the Second Vatican Council? Will you cooperate responsibly with others who are not part of the Traditional community?

Traditional Catholic


90%

New Catholic


57%

Neo-Conservative Catholic


41%

Lukewarm Catholic


38%

Evangelical Catholic


29%

Radical Catholic


14%

Liberal Catholic


10%

What is your style of American Catholicism?
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But perhaps this result is more accurate:


You scored as Lukewarm Catholic. You are Catholic in name only.

You either live your life just for yourself, or, if you've done that for too many years, you may feel hopeless and that your life has no meaning.

Remember, God made you in His image and likeness to share eternal glory with Him. While you still live, it is never too late to repent from past mistakes. The most important things are to love God with all of your heart, mind, and spirit, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

If going to church does nothing for you, perhaps you should find a different parish that emphasizes holiness and service to others in need. Spend time with friends who are trying to live a good life and who have a love for other people. And try to pray. Start out by asking God for help.

Lukewarm Catholic


74%

Traditional Catholic


71%

New Catholic


45%

Neo-Conservative Catholic


40%

Liberal Catholic


19%

Evangelical Catholic


14%

Radical Catholic


2%

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These categories of American Catholics are from Avery Robert Cardinal Dulles and Deacon Owen F. Cummings, except for the Lukewarm category, which I think is particularly relevant today, especially for myself!

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