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Friday, June 23, 2017

Catechism Lessons - 14



On The Unity & Trinity of God.

Is the Father God?
The Father is God and the first Person of the Blessed Trinity.
Why is the Father called the "First Person?"
The Father  is called the First Person, because He is the Principle from whom the Son and Holy Ghost proceed.
Why is he called the "Father?"
He is called the Father, because from all eternity He generates a Person like Himself, that is, the Son.

Is the Son God?
The Son is God and the second Person of the Blessed Trinity.
Why is He called the "Son" and the "Second Person?"
He is called the Son, because He is eternally generated of the Father; and, the Second Person, because He proceeds from the First Person.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John I: I.
"I and the Father are one." John 10: 30.

Is the Holy Ghost God?
The Holy Ghost is God and the third Person of the Blessed Trinity.
Why is the Holy Ghost called the "Third" Person?
The Holy Ghost is called the Third Person, because He proceeds from, and was sent by, the Father and the Son.

Advanced Catechism of Catholic Faith and Practice, 1922.

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