The Apostles is a collection of the catecheses Pope Benedict XVI gave during his weekly General Audiences in 2006 and 2007. The talks were given in either St. Peter’s Square or, in less favorable weather, the Paul VI Hall next to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Below are excerpts from a study guide written by Amy Welborn and available for free download here.
Below are some of questions for the session on the apostles Simon and Jude.
Questions for Study
1. What do we know about Simon and Jude?
2. Who were the “Zealots”?
3. What does Jesus’ inclusion of both Matthew and Simon reveal about the nature of the community of the Apostles? What binds them together?
4. What are the “Catholic Letters” in the New Testament?
5. What is the focus of the Letter of Jude? What are his concerns about the Church?