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Obsure Catholic Trivia

How well do you know your Catholic trivia? Try out your knowledge with these pretty obscure questions about Catholicism.
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Last updated: January 25, 2023
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Though not considered an ecumenical council, this was the first church council.
Council of Jerusalem
The earliest pope to never be canonized.
Liberius
This document, which translates to "on his own impulse", is promulgated by the pope. It was first seen in 1484 and a more recent example is Pope Francis' Traditionis custodes (2019).
Motu proprio
In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to voluntarily resign since this pope's resignation in 1294.
Celestine V
He translated the bible into Latin in 382.
St. Jerome
He replaced Judas.
St. Matthias
What liturgical color is exclusively used only twice a year?
Rose
These Greek letters have been used since antiquity as symbolism for Jesus, as they are the first two letters of the word Christ.
Chi
Rho
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He is the protomartyr.
St. Stephen
This long word, literally meaning consisting of four letters, is used to describe the Hebrew theonym YHWH.
Tetragrammaton
During the middle ages, some theologians, particularly many from France, tried to make this the official eighth sacrament.
Coronation
During what point in the liturgical year are Catholics obliged to receive communion at least once according to Canon Law?
Easter Season
This practice of dipping the host in the consecrated wine is more common among eastern rites.
Intinction
As a symbol of a deacon's call to service, their dalmatic has this, while a priest's chasuble does not.
Sleeves
2 Comments
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Level 47
Feb 13, 2023
Please accept "Jerome" for St. Jerome.
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Level 74
Feb 13, 2023
Thanks, I thought I had gone through and fixed that issue with all the saints. Must've missed St. Jerome!