25 June 2010

Done with VBS Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Category: Unintended consequences

It wasn't until the late 18th century that this country was significantly exposed to Catholicism. A group, which later included three priests, none of them missionaries tasked to preach, settled here and Catholicism began to spread. Currently, slightly over a quarter of this country's population is Catholic.

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys for this last week of the Year for Priests while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Demerits for using Google and other sneaky searches. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged. Good luck!!

The first correct answer in the form of a question wins the highly coveted WKJ ribbon to display on your blog, cubicle or refrigerator door.


Chris said...

What is Korea?

swissmiss said...

Good guess....but it wasn't Korea!

Chris said...

Darn! But, I thought that the 'quarter of the population' thing was wishful thinking on my part. :P

swissmiss said...

That and the possibility that deep-dish pizza is clogging your brain ;)

Nan said...

What is the United States? We're about a quarter Catholic aren't we? Or is it that most people who identify as Catholics are about a quarter Catholic?

Anonymous said...

France and Spain were here way earlier to spread Catholicism than the late 1700s...but the rest kind of fits ;)
swissy as anon

RosaMystica said...

What are the Phillipines?

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swissmiss said...

Rosa Mystica:
No, it isn't the Philippeans, but you are in the right hemisphere!

RJW said...

What is Australia?

swissmiss said...

RJW: YOU GOT IT!!!! WAY TO GO!! You win the highly coveted WKJ ribbon!! Congrats!
When England began transportation of the Irish to Australia, those transported brought their Catholic Faith with them.

RJW said...

Wahoo!!!! It made sense with it being an English colony for so long. I am so excited! Thanks Swissy!

Ray from MN said...

Besides being a week late, I should have my mouth washed out with lava soap for thinking that the 18th century was the 1600s. A senior moment.

I will redeem myself by reminding the readers of the WJU contests that the reason that Australia was so late being populated populated with English prisoners was that there was another country that England used as a dumping ground.

But that country, on July 4, 1776 (late 18th century) declared it's independence from England and fought a seven year war and won it in 1883.

Anybody know the name of that country?

Ray from MN said...

1783! Blush