In this seventeen lecture series Andrew Wood takes you through the first part of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Creed. This series was given as a live introductory course on the Catholic faith to beginners and those preparing for Baptism. In this short and concise introduction Andrew guides you through the fundamentals of what the Catholic Church actually teaches following the order found in the Compendium. The course begins by looking at the human capacity for God and God’s action in human history through divine Revelation. After this you will hear how the Church understands and interprets this divine Revelation through Scripture, Tradition and the teaching office of the Church’s Magisterium. You will learn what the Church teaches about the Trinity, Creation, Divine Providence, and the nature of sin and evil. A highlight of this series is the presentation on Jesus Christ and his redemptive activity. In the lecture on Christ’s resurrection Andrew beautifully provides some of Pope Benedict XVI’s brilliant insights on this Easter event. Andrew explores the Church’s teaching on the nature of the Church and how Jesus continues his redemptive activity through the Church and draws the series to a close with a brief exposition of the four last things: Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell.
This series is a must for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith.
Lecture 1: Introduction to the Catechism and Our Ultimate Goal in Life (Paragraph 1).
Lecture 2: Man’s Capacity for God (Paragraphs 2-5).
Lecture 3: Divine Revelation (Paragraphs 6-17).
Lecture 4: Sacred Scripture (Paragraphs 18-24).
Lecture 5: Faith and the Trinity (Paragraphs 25-49).
Lecture 6: Creation, Divine Providence and Evil (Paragraphs 50-58).
Lecture 7: Creation of Heaven and Earth (Paragraphs 59-65).
Lecture 8: Creation of Man (Paragraphs 66-72).
Lecture 9: ‘The Fall’ (Paragraphs 73-78).
Lecture 10: ‘I Believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord’ (Paragraphs 79-94).
Lecture 11: ‘Born of the Virgin Mary’ (Paragraphs 95-111).
Lecture 12: ‘Suffered Under Pontius Pilate’ (Paragraphs 112-124).
Lecture 13: Descended into Hell, Rose Again, Ascended into Heaven to Judge the Living & Dead (Paragraphs 125-135).
Lecture 14: ‘I Believe in the Holy Spirit’ (Paragraphs 136-146).
Lecture 15: ‘I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church’ (Part One) (Paragraphs 147-176).
Lecture 16: ‘I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church’ (Part Two) (Paragraphs 177-195).
Lecture 17: I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins, Resurrection of Body & Life Everlasting (Paragraphs 196-217).