Here, at last, are the answers to the Religion and Law Quiz which appeared in our post of 23 December.
- When did the Queen last say “No” : The last time a Monarch uttered the fateful words “La Reine s’avisera” (ie “No”) it was Queen Anne in 1707, [L&RUK, 9th December 2013]
During which period in 2013 did an umbrella replace a tiara? : During the sede vacante, from 28th February 2013 to 13th March 2013, on the Coat of Arms of the Holy See, on web site and elsewhere.
Who ordered skeletons to be exchanged? : Haddon-Cave J in the preliminary hearing in Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, R (o a o) v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor  EWCA (Admin) (15 August).
Which centenarian ended up in prison a month after his death? : Erich Priebke, the Nazi war criminal, after the Vatican, the Italian state and other countries had refused his burial.
What is the link between the Victorian MP, Ross Donnelly Mangles and the present MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw? : On 15 June 1858 Great Stink Mangles raised a question in the House on the State of the Thames, HC Deb 15 June 1858 vol 150 cc2113-4. When Ben Bradshaw tweeted on a similar issue, [“urine pouring into his office”] which was likened in the media to the Great Stink.
- How will the Supreme Court become independent of government in 2014, and which other legal body will follow suit? : Through the change in its URL from January 2014 as reported in the Guardian. There will be a similar change for the judicial committee of the privy council.
- How many government U-turns have there been since May 2010: 0-49: 50-99; 100 or more? : It depends what you call a U-turn: : 101 according to Planet PMC, but “only” 45 according to the Guardian.
- Which Winsome ladies found a new home in Birmingham? : the 12 members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, led by Reverend Mother Winsome, i.e. eleven of the former Wantage Sisters of CSMV, plus one.
- Translate and contextualize:
- Ecce dinero : Name given to the “restoration” of the fresco Ecce Homo by Elías García Martinez;
- Miserando atque eligendo : The motto of Pope Francis: “lowly but chosen”;
- Reno erat Rudolphus : Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which was set to plainsong by Eyolf Østrem;
- Evangelii Gaudium : Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Frances I, “The Joy of the Gospel”;
- Lumen Fidei : The joint encyclical Light of Faith, of Benedict XVI and Frances I to bishops.
- What connects: the part of an arm; hairs from a beard; and some skin? [Points will be deducted for any reference to Ezekiel 37: 1-14]? : They are all relics that have come to the UK in 2013: Don Bosco: St Maximilian Kolbe; St Anthony of Padua.
- What, and according to whom are “musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments”? : Congregational Mass settings of the Mass favoured by the some Roman Catholic clergy, according to composer James Macmillan.
- Which UK Cathedral church: featured its (allegedly underpaid) choir in Songs of Praise; had a concert celebrating the completion of its £1.5M organ refurbishment; and announced the redundancy of most of its choristers, all in the same week? : The Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Paul, Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy, Llandaff, on 3rd, 7th and 4th May 2013, respectively.
- Who said of whom: “it is rather unattractive for the executive to be taking up court time and public money to establish that a regulation is valid, when it has already taken up parliamentary time to enact legislation which retrospectively validates the regulation”? : The Supreme Court, of the Department of Work and Pensions.
- Who is concerned about the “relative importance” of the work of Charles Nicholson? : Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE), who in its statement on the re-ordering of Leicester Cathedral agreed with the concerns of the Amenity Societies over alteration to the furnishings scheme installed by Charles Nicholson in 1927. Leicester is one of Nicholson’s most complete and largest pieces of work.
- Where were Mary and Joseph required to wear safety helmets? : Children taking part in the open-air nativity at Bridge Church in Neath were told they needed to wear riding hats to mount their donkeys to Bethlehem.
- Who said: “the first rule for keeping security in Bethlehem was: no kings, no mention of kings, no mention of David. Anyone who shows up talking about David or kings was on their way . . . . . [t]he second rule of keeping order was to keep the shepherds sober and on the hills, looking after their sheep by night, or day, or any other time”? : The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in his sermon to the Metropolitan Police at St Margaret’s, Westminster, 17 December 2013.
- In which Cathedral church, did replacing the old Philharmonic cost £350,000?: The retuning the four-manual William Hill organ in Peterborough Cathedral to modern concert pitch (A4=440Hz) from its present Old Philharmonic pitch (A4=452Hz) set in 1894 will cost an estimated £350,000.
- Which Act re-enacted part of an earlier Act that had been repealed without ever having been brought into force? : Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002.
- In which section of which Act is “the devil in the text” rather than “in the detail”?: Section 48, Equality Act 2010, (re: barristers’ devils)
- In what respect did Cambridge University catch up with Oxford in 2013? : Following complaints from transgender students, Cambridge changed its graduation dress code to allow men to graduate in skirts – and women in suits. Oxford revised its sub fusc regulations in 2012.