The Catechism of the Council of Trent published in 1566 by order of Pope St. Pius V and edited by St Charles Borromeo takes its reader on a grand and eloquent tour of the Creed, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments and The Lord's Prayer. A must read for every Catholic who wishes to understand his Faith more deeply.
Day 15: The meaning of the word "Christ" in the second article of the Apostles Creed
In this episode we read the short section from the Catechism concerning the word Christ (Χριστοσ) and how this word is especially applied to our Lord and Savior Jesus. Jesus Christ is preeminently a priest prophet and king and therefore by the figure of speech known as "antonamasia" is called "Christ."
Day 14: The significance and suitability of the name "Jesus" in the second article of Faith
In this episode we read from The Catechism of the Council of Trent concerning the significance and pre-eminent suitability of the name "Jesus" as applied to the God Man, the son or Mary. Additionally, we explore St Thomas Aquinas' explanation of this name in the "Tertia Pars" of the Summa Theologica, Q. 37 A.2
Day 13 "And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord"
In this episode we begin our study of the second article of faith in the Apostles Creed "And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord. We read the opening general remarks concerning this article from the Catechism concerning the advantages and the necessity of faith in this article. In addition we discuss an article from the Summa Theologica (Ia IIae Q. 81, a. 1) concerning the transmission of original sin
Day 12 "of all things visible and invisible"
In this episode of exploring the Catechism of the Council of Trent in a year, we conclude our study of the first artilcle of faith by discussing the words "of all things visible and invisible. The CCT explains that God does not only create, bt he also lovingly governs the things He created by directing each thing to the good as to its proper end. We take a brief look at the Summa Theologica Q. 103, a. 1 as well as Q. 45. a. 6
Day 11 The Creator of Heaven and Earth
In this episode we discuss the phrase in the first article of the Creed Creator of Heaven and Earth ("factorem caeli et terrae"). God is the exemplar of all things he Created. He is also the final end of all things.
Day 10 I believe in God the Father the "Almighty"
In this episode we read and discuss the Catechism in its treatment of the word "Almighty" in the first article of the Creed. When we say God is almighty we exclude from Him the power of doing things which are really the actions of things that are weak, such as lying or being deceived. We also discuss how the word almighty presupposes and encompasses all the other attributes of God such as his infinity and his omniscience.