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Name these Roman Catholic people from the past and present.
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Clue
Catholic
Current pope
Previous pope
And the one before that ...
Kolkata nun canonized in 2016
Only Catholic U.S. President
The only player to win three
FIFA World Cups
"Utopia" author executed in the
reign of Henry VIII
Father of astronomy who was
persecuted by the Church
Italian poet who wrote
"The Divine Comedy"
Queen who tried to restore
Catholicism to England
Clue
Catholic
British PM who converted in 2007
"Passion of the Christ" director
13th century saint, considered to be the
church's greatest theologian
Middle Earth inventor
Painted the Sistine Chapel
Woman who fought for France and
was burned at the stake
Pope who launched the First Crusade
Gay Irish playwright who
converted on his deathbed
Latin American revolutionary who was
excommunicated in 1962
One of only two body builders to star
in "Predator" and also govern a U.S. state
Answer Stats
Clue
Catholic
% Correct
Your %
+3
level 75
Oct 21, 2012
...and two Catholics currently in the news, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Nice quiz!
+1
level 36
Mar 2, 2013
Benedict retired you should update your quiz
+1
level ∞
Mar 15, 2013
Done
+1
level 73
Mar 16, 2013
Why not accept Ratzinger for Benedict? It's his real name..
+9
level 73
Jan 10, 2014
He wasn't Pope Ratzinger. He was Cardinal Ratzinger. When he became Pope, his name changed to Benedict. The quiz asked for the previous pope. Not the previous cardinal who became pope.
+2
level 67
Feb 17, 2016
same reason they don't accept agnes for theresa
+1
level 40
Dec 9, 2017
I tried Ratzinger too, which I think should be acceptable... And incorrectly Benjamin. I guess he was forgetful, unlike Francis who has been a breath of fresh air to this lapsed Catholic.
+2
level 59
Mar 16, 2013
More people got Urban II than Oscar Wilde? Wow, I'm surprised.
+2
level 73
Mar 16, 2013
If the thing about Wilde is true I've lost a lot of respect for him.
+7
level 75
Aug 13, 2014
Why should you care what Wilde did on his deathbed?
+1
level 68
Dec 9, 2017
I'm with kalbahamut. I totally support fudging to stay/get out of prison, but the deathbed thing is pointless... unless someone is threatening to hasten your death, I suppose!
+4
level 65
Jan 9, 2018
He was "converted" to catholicism when he was to ill to even speak, arranged by a friend of him. He didn't had a decision in that.
+1
level 68
Jan 9, 2018
Wilde's last words were supposedly "This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do." Which, like a lot of the witticisms attributed to Wilde, may be apocryphal.
+1
level 73
Jul 3, 2018
QRU: in that case I have a lot less respect for his friend.
+1
level 78
Dec 9, 2017
Urban is a pretty common name for a pope, so the chances are you can guess it.
+2
level 40
Mar 16, 2013
I knew Kennedy was catholic. Didn't know the Pope was though. ;)
+1
level 73
Mar 17, 2013
On South Park, God is a Buddhist. even though Mormonism is revealed as the one true faith. and I believe the cardinals at the Vatican worship a giant spider, though that might have ended after the episode Red Hot Catholic Love.
+2
level 68
Dec 9, 2017
…which is pretty comedic, considering that Buddhism is non-theistic / has no God!
+1
level 75
Aug 13, 2014
The Young Ones had a bit like that in their "Boring" episode.
+1
level 20
Aug 12, 2014
I never knew the pope was a catholic
+1
level 63
Jan 9, 2018
I can't whether you're joking or there's something I'm missing here; if anyone should be a catholic, shouldn't it be the pope?!?
+1
level 58
Jan 9, 2018
does the pope defecate in the woods?
+1
level 46
Jan 16, 2018
My Latin teacher in high school was fond of saying "Does the pope s*** in the Vatican?" He was great.
+2
level 58
Jun 25, 2015
Should accept Darth Sidious for Benedict.
+1
level 68
Dec 15, 2017
Classy.
+1
level 66
Jan 9, 2018
When Benedict became pope, there was a meme circulating on the internet showing him and Sidious side by side. The physical resemblance was not insignificant.
+1
level 62
Sep 18, 2015
Did you mean CS Lewis instead of JRR Tolkein? They were friends and Lewis was a "famous Catholic".
+7
level 26
May 19, 2016
Lewis was Anglican.
+2
level 67
Jan 9, 2018
Anglican = Episcopalian = Catholic "Lite"
+1
level 74
Jan 9, 2018
Lewis also did not invent Middle-Earth.
+1
level 38
Dec 9, 2017
As a Catholic I find this sad. You should have called it "worldly famous so-called catholics". Many of these people are catholic in name only, but not practicing catholics. Others, as you mentioned, are excommunicated. Then you have people like Mel Gibson who belong to a non catholic sect called sedevacantists who do not believe the pope is the pope and are also excommunicated, and therefore not catholic.
+5
level 68
Dec 9, 2017
As a human, I find it sad that you purport to both know the hearts of people that are either total strangers to you, or are dead. Why don't you let the quiz be about how people choose to identify themselves, and let God sort out the rest? (Aside to Quizmaster: chyde is right, however, about Mel Gibson – he's in a non-sanctioned offshoot that is not recognized as the Catholic Church, and is in fact considered apostatical.)
+4
level 75
Dec 13, 2017
Read the clue as 'Middle Earth invader'. Was trying to figure out how Sauron was written to be Catholic.
+2
level 73
Jan 9, 2018
You just had to threw in a soccer clue, didn't you? Another potential perfect score shot to heck. (At least it gives me a sports opening and a chance to say, "Roll Tide!!!")
+1
level 65
May 27, 2018
Oh no, Ander. The comment guidelines specifically forbid vulgar language.
+1
level 66
Jan 9, 2018
Loved the clue for Arnold!
+1
level 77
Jan 9, 2018
Two former-governor, body builder stars of "Predator" also starred in "The Running Man." Where's the love for that movie?
+1
level 27
Jan 10, 2018
Was expecting to find John Wayne; he also converted on his deathbed.
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