I will leave it to you to decide which one is closer.


Via the monsoon, a funny list of Catholic indicators.  The Mark Shea one is spot on, but no uber Catholic would buy the Steubenville one:

Really Catholic and Uber Catholic

A few observations about Catholics I have made over the years:

  1. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you name one of your daughters Mary.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you name 
    all of your daughters Mary.
  2. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you go to Mass every day.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you go to Confession every day.
  3. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you want to send your kids to Steubenville.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you want to live in Steubenville.
  4. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you abstain from meat on Fridays.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you abstain from food on Fridays.
  5. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you use NFP – natural family planning.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you use NFP – “no family planning”.
  6. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you read Mark Shea’s blog faithfully.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you refuse to read Mark Shea’s blog.
  7. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you have at least five children.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you have at least five children by your fifth anniversary.
  8. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you only read books published by Ignatius Press.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you only read books published by TAN books.
  9. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you won’t send your kids to public schools.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    you won’t send your kids to Catholic schools.
  10. You know you are really Catholic if…
    you have a Mary statue in your front yard.
    You know you are an 
    über Catholic if…
    your Mary statue is registered with the FAA.

    Feel free to add your own in the comments.