February Cate-Quizm answers

1. B – “And it is impossible to see God’s Son without the Spirit, and no one can approach the Father without the Son, for the knowledge of the Father is the Son, and the knowledge of God’s Son is obtained through the Holy Spirit..”  (CCC 683)

2. A – “The Church, a communion living in the faith of the apostles which she transmits, is the place where we know the Holy Spirit …”  (CCC 688)  C –  “… in the sacramental liturgy, through its words and symbols, in which the Holy Spirit puts us into communion with Christ …” (CCC 688)

3. C – “Consubstantial with the Father and the Son, the Spirit is inseparable from them, in both the inner life of the Trinity and his gift of love for the world.  In adoring the Holy Trinity, life-giving, consubstantial, and indivisible, the Church’s faith also professes the distinction of persons.”  (CCC 689)

4. A, B, D, E, H – “Water … Anointing with oil … Fire … Cloud and light … The seal … The hand … The finger … The dove … ” (CCC 694-701)  

5. C – “From the beginning until ‘the fullness of time, the joint mission of the Father’s Word and Spirit remains hidden, but it is at work.”  (CCC 702)

6. A – “The Messiah’s characteristics are revealed above all in the ‘Servant songs.’ [Isaiah]”  (CCC 713)  C – “… in the first two verses of Isaiah 11: There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.  And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”  (CCC 712)

7. A – “According to these promises, at the ‘end of time’ the Lord’s Spirit will renew the hearts of men, engraving a new law in them.”  (CCC 715)   B – “He will gather and reconcile the scattered and divided peoples; he will transform the first creation, and God will dwell there with men in peace.”  (CCC 715)

8. B – “John the Baptist is ‘more than a prophet.’  In him, the Holy Spirit concludes his speaking through the prophets.  John completes the cycle of prophets begun by Elijah.”  (CCC 719)

9. A – “She was, by sheer grace, conceived without sin as the most humble of creatures, the most capable of welcoming the inexpressible gift of the Almighty.”  (CCC 722)

10. A – “Because we are dead or at least wounded through sin, the first effect of the gift of love is the forgiveness of our sins.”  (CCC 734).   B – “He, then, gives us the ‘pledge’ or ‘first fruits’ of our inheritance: the very life of the Holy Trinity …”  (CCC 735)  C –  “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”  (CCC 733)


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