October’s Cate-Quizm answers

1. A – “The desire for God is written in the human heart.”  (CCC 27)

2. B – “starting from … the world’s order and beauty, one can come to a knowledge of God as the origin and the end of the universe.”  C –  “with his openness to truth and beauty, … man questions himself about God’s existence. In all this he discerns signs of his spiritual soul .” (CCC 31-33)

3. A – “The divine name, “I Am” or “He Is”, expresses God’s faithfulness: despite the faithlessness of men’s sin and the punishment it deserves, he keeps “steadfast love for thousands”.C – By going so far as to give up his own Son for us, God reveals that he is “rich in mercy“.  (210-211)

4. B – “God is Truth itself, whose words cannot deceive.”  C – “When he sends his Son into the world it will be “to bear witness to the truth“: “We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, to know him who is true.”  (214-217)

5. A, B, C – “God’s love for Israel is compared to a father’s love for his son. His love for his people is stronger than a mother’s for her children. God loves his people more than a bridegroom his beloved; his love will be victorious over even the worst infidelities and will extend to his most precious gift: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”  (219)

6. B – “Christians are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: not in their names, for there is only one God, the almighty Father, his only Son and the Holy Spirit: the Most Holy Trinity. “ (233)

7. C – “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in himself.” (CCC 234)

8. A – “the Trinity has only one and the same nature”  C –  “each divine person performs the common work according to his unique personal property”

9. B, C – “God reveals his fatherly omnipotence by the way he takes care of our needs; by the filial adoption that he gives us … : finally by his infinite mercy, for he displays his power at its height by freely forgiving sins.”  (CCC 270-271)

10. B –  “It is not the product of any necessity whatever, nor of blind fate or chance. We believe that it proceeds from God’s free will; he wanted to make his creatures share in his being, wisdom and goodness”  (295-296)

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