Bible quiz, genius edition

By Alice Camille and Father Paul Boudreau| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
If you score a passing grade with "Who wants to be a Bible Scholar" in U.S. Catholic's October 2010 issue, give some extra credit questions a try. The answers, ranging from curious to implausible, may not be what you expect.

1. Who killed Goliath?
A. Elhanan
B. Saul
C. Samuel
D. Abner

2. How many of each animal did Noah's take on the ark?
A. Two
B. Nine
C. Twelve
D. Fourteen


Bible quiz, genius edition

By Alice Camille and Father Paul Boudreau| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
If you score a passing grade with "Who wants to be a Bible Scholar" in U.S. Catholic's October 2010 issue, give some extra credit questions a try. The answers, ranging from curious to implausible, may not be what you expect.

1. Who killed Goliath?
A. Elhanan
B. Saul
C. Samuel
D. Abner

2. How many of each animal did Noah's take on the ark?
A. Two
B. Nine
C. Twelve
D. Fourteen


Does the church still ban books?

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
What do Jean Paul Sartre, Voltaire, Immanuel Kant, John Milton, and Galileo have in common?

Required reading for university freshmen? Maybe.


Does the church still ban books?

By Heidi Schlumpf| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
What do Jean Paul Sartre, Voltaire, Immanuel Kant, John Milton, and Galileo have in common?

Required reading for university freshmen? Maybe.


Word of God, Word of Life

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
This scripture scholar invited U.S. Catholic readers to crack open the Good Book.

Word of God, Word of Life

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
This scripture scholar invited U.S. Catholic readers to crack open the Good Book.

Where do we get the Marian dogmas?

By John Switzer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Although the Roman Catholic dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary are relatively new (1854 and 1950, respectively), the pious attitudes that generated these promulgations are ancient.

Where do we get the Marian dogmas?

By John Switzer| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Although the Roman Catholic dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary are relatively new (1854 and 1950, respectively), the pious attitudes that generated these promulgations are ancient.

It makes a difference whether you're Catholic

By Angela C. Batie| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Scripture and Theology Spirituality Young Adults
Not even the deepest frustrations and disappointments can undo the sense that belonging to the Catholic Church makes a difference—for ourselves and for others. 

The great awakening: How lay people have shaken up the church

By J. Peter Nixon| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life Scripture and Theology
The Second Vatican Council unleashed a wave of lay participation in the church—and there’s no turning back.

Joan Higgins remembers when things began to change at her San Francisco parish. "It was 1968," she says. "We had a new young pastor who was very forward-looking. He turned around the altar, moved the tabernacle to one side, and instituted a moment of collective silence for reflection after communion." The young priest also introduced another innovation: a parish council.


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