Every Tuesday and Thursday we are going to bring you a little piece of knowledge about the Catholic Faith, with thanks to the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church!
The Compendium was put together by a Vatican commission headed by then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger who was, at the time, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
It's a more compacted version of the full Catechism but provides a detailed enough guide to the Faith. Through this feature we expect the Compendium will provide answers to a lot of questions you have about the Catholic Faith. And please note, this is not just for Catholic people, it's also for people from other Christian denominations and those of no faith who perhaps want to learn more about the Catholic Faith.
Today is day 1 and we hope you enjoy our new feature!!
What is the Plan of God for Man?
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. In the fullness of time, God the Father sent his Son as the Redeemer and Saviour of all mankind, fallen into sin, thus calling all into his Church and, through the work of the Holy Spirit, making them adopted children and heirs of his eternal happiness.