Think you know your Chalcedons from your Nicaeas, your maniples from your chasubles? Then try these Catholic quizzes - with questions ranging from the easy (the benches that people sit in during mass are known as what?) to the difficult (in what year was St. Sixtus III consecrated Pope?), with some fine examples of religious trivia in between (what color are the shoes that the Pope wears?).

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

Christus resurrexit!- Christ is risen!

During last night’s great Vigil we relived the decisive and ever-present event of the Resurrection, the central mystery of the Christian faith. Innumerable Paschal candles were lit in churches, to symbolize the light of Christ which has enlightened and continues to enlighten humanity, conquering the darkness of sin and death for ever. And today there re-echo powerfully the words which dumbfounded the women on the morning of the first day after the Sabbath, when they came to the tomb where Christ’s body, taken down in haste from the Cross, had been laid. Sad and disconsolate over the loss of their Master, they found the great stone rolled away, and when they entered they saw that his body was no longer there. As they stood there, uncertain and bewildered, two men in dazzling apparel surprised them, saying: “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen” (Lk 24:5-6).  “Non est hic, sed resurrexit(Lk 24:6). Ever since that morning, these words have not ceased to resound throughout the universe as a proclamation of joy which spans the centuries unchanged and, at the same time, charged with infinite and ever new resonances.

Christ is Risen.
Indeed, He is Risen!

Happy Easter.

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