Dominican Sisters compete in TV Bible quiz show

For your Just Too Cool file from CNA:

Santa Monica, Calif., Mar 17, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three religious sisters are participating in a unique evangelization effort by competing on a Bible trivia game show in hopes of supporting their community.

“This isn’t something we would normally do, but when the opportunity arose, Mother (Assumpta Long) discerned that it would be good not only for the benefit of our community, but also for the New Evangelization,” Sr. Maria Suso of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist told CNA March 15.

Team Sisters of Mary will be featured on the March 21 season premiere of The American Bible Challenge, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy on Game Show Network.

Facing off against Team Preachin’ Divas, a group of women dedicated to inner city outreach in Oakland, Calif., and Team Anointed Ink, a group of Texas-based tattoo artists who cover up questionable body art with religious symbols, the Sisters competed for a chance to win $100,000 for their charity of choice.


Excellent.  I hope they win.

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  1. Christopher says:

    For somereason ‘What’s My Line’ (which Venerable Fulton Sheen participated on) with a Nun came to mind:

    God Bless.

  2. acardnal says:

    I plan to watch the show tomorrow. I think their mere presence is a great opportunity for evangelization and witnessing that Catholics – well some Catholics – really DO know the bible!

    Get out there and study your bibles together with the Catechism of the Catholic Church folks.

  3. AvantiBev says:

    I wish the sisters well. Mother Assumpta has come several times to St.John Cantius in Chicago to speak.

    This is an all around wonderful game show folks. You learn a lot and the enthusiasm of the various groups is just contagious. Jeff Foxworthy is a terrific host and in a recent article he shared some of his favorite Bible verses that keep him grounded and kept him going through the lean times of stand up comedy.

    Of course I am glad that the Sisters of Mary are participating, but don’t just watch it that night. Regardless of denomination, race or age, the contestants and the subject matter are fun and enlightening. The entire family can watch. How many TV shows can you say that about today?

  4. StJude says:

    Go Sisters!!!

  5. Jackie L says:

    I was just thinking about these sisters, NBC had Maria Shriver and Sr. Joan Chittister discussing nuns and female ordination, during this interview, NBC dishonestly played footage of Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist while this was being discussed.

  6. Suburbanbanshee says:

    1. There are actually _two_ Dominican teams, both from Michigan. The other one is a team of black laymen (not sure if they’re Catholic) competing to benefit the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit, which is run by the Adrian Dominican sisters. (Sorta leftish and non-habit-ish, if you’re wondering.)

    2. The Bible version used isn’t a Catholic one, alas, and occasionally this makes a difference. (Watching reruns from last season, I’ve had several occasions where my mental quote didn’t match up with the version used.) However, the same handicap applies to KJV users, so it’s fair enough.

  7. PA mom says:

    I like Jeff Foxworthy. It appears to me that he attempts to create and be associated with good entertainment.
    I LOVE the Sisters being on the show. Sounds like evangelization to me!

  8. Desertfalcon says:

    I’ve watched the show a few times and like it well enough. It is weighted toward the Protestants, but I am confident that the sisters will kick biblical booty.

  9. AvantiBev says:

    Okay, I was not going to say anything, but being BEV, I just have to . Sometimes the folks here and on other Catholic blogs get just a bit too parochial in the bad sense of the word. Come on people, take a look around at what is happening in this world. A – gasp – Protestant version of the Bible being used on a game show is NOT what we are up against.

    100 Pakistani Christian families burned out of their homes by the adherehents of a religion with which our bishops are soooooooooo excited to dialogue to death. 60 more Nigerian Christians shot and hacked to death by Boko Haram last week; 13 shot to death before their wives and childrens’ eyes the week before by the Boko turds and the Dawkins Gang and their cheerleaders in the media equally contemptuous of Evangelicals, Mormons and Catholics. All this ought to tell you something. Today, Prez Barack Hussein Obama assuring us as he bows ever lower that once the map of Israel is again redrawn, then all that “smite them at the necks; strike terror in their hearts” bit of Quran wisdom will be promptly forgotten.

    Frankly, in my foxhole or catacomb will be a lot of good folks of faith and reason and they are welcome to whatever Torah, Good News, Douey Rheims or KJV Bible they wish to bring along for their comfort and inspiration while passing the ammo and loading the big guns. But I can assure you, I won’t find many Krispy kreme kumbaya katholics I would trust to have my back in this dual front battle against militant Islam and atheistic secularism.

  10. AvantiBev says:

    Okay, for a more cogent, calm, intelligent version of my argument check out the March 12th piece posted at frontpagemag(dot) com by William Kilpatrick entitled “Wise as Serpents”.

    Also, full disclosure: my happy memories of my Grandpa Henry, a wise and kind Lutheran guy, who loved his Catholic wife of 62 years, his 7 children and his grandchildren. His life wasn’t easy but all 89 years he worked – retired for 2 weeks and hated it — and God gave him the grace of dying in his beloved garden while tending his tomatoes. Thinking back on his life’s story, I despise this entitlement/spendthrift generation even more!

  11. Crucesignata says:

    =) I wish I got TV just so I could watch this….

  12. Suburbanbanshee says:

    AvantiBev, are you seriously saying that I can’t discuss the rules of a game show, and determine whether or not this is an advantage or disadvantage?

    Boy, it’s a good thing I didn’t mention the rabbi team, then, because obviously that would have brought on a nuclear war!

    Yes, the content of a test is important. So is the test’s definition of “a clear dark mark that completely fills the oval.” If you want to do well, you have to understand the rules. Knowing that the game show isn’t going to use Douay-Rheims-Challoner, the KJV, or 3rd Ezra is kinda important to understanding the game. (And yeah, I’m kinda worried about the rabbi team’s chances, but we’ll have to see how it goes.)

  13. acardnal says:

    The Sisters won! On to the $100,000 show.

  14. Random Friar says:

    As the youth are wont to say, “W00t!” You represented well, Sisters!

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