Roman Or Independent - What Kind Of Catholic Are You?

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Roman Or Independent - What Kind Of Catholic Are You? - Quiz

This is a brief quiz that helps to determine what kind of Catholic you are. Answer each question honestly and see where you fall!

You May Get

Roman Catholic

Your answers indicate that you adhere to the teachings of the Vatican. You would most likely find yourself most comfortable in a Roman Catholic church.

Independent Catholic

You tend to hold opinions that are contrary to Vatican teaching. You would best feel a theological and philosophical connection with an Independent Catholic community.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which below best expresses your thoughts about women in the priesthood and diaconate?
    • A. 

      Jesus called only male apostles and as such, only men should be ordained priests.

    • B. 

      God may call both men and women to holy orders, and anyone with a calling should be permitted to pursue their vocation no matter what their gender.

  • 2. 
    What are your thoughts about married priests?
    • A. 

      Priests should remain celibate. In her wisdom, the Church has taught that celibacy is what is best for those who choose to become priests and that teaching should be maintained.

    • B. 

      Celibacy was instituted by man and has not always been the teaching of the church. Priests should be allowed to marry.

  • 3. 
    What are your thoughts in the area of gay marriage?
    • A. 

      Marriage is a lifetime union of one man and one woman. Gay marriage is contrary to God's plan for mankind and should not be permitted.

    • B. 

      Marriage is about love. If two people love each other and choose to dedicate their lives to each other, the church should bless and respect that no matter what their agenda. Gay marriage should be permitted.

  • 4. 
    Which best describes your thoughts about Holy Communion?
    • A. 

      Reception of Holy Communion is a sign of the unity of the church. Only those who are Roman Catholics and properly prepared should be allowed to receive communion.

    • B. 

      Holy Communion is a means of unity. All Christians should be permitted to come forward and share in the sacrament.

  • 5. 
    What are your thoughts about the pope?
    • A. 

      I believe the Pope is infallible in all matters of faith and moral practice and that he has direct spiritual authority over me and all others.

    • B. 

      I believe the Pope is a great leader and teacher of the church, but that in some of my decisions on faith and moral practice, I may differ with him.

  • 6. 
    Which best describes our opinion about birth control?
    • A. 

      I believe that artificial birth control is always a sin - even when used by married couples.

    • B. 

      I believe that the decision to use artificial birth control is best decided by couples in serious, committed relationships.

  • 7. 
    Which best describes your thoughts about divorce?
    • A. 

      I believe that divorce between two Catholics is wrong and that the church should never recognize the divorce of a married Catholic couple.

    • B. 

      I believe divorce is often tragic, but not an unpardonable sin; that divorced people who remarry should be fully welcomed into the church and it’s sacraments.

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