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 Judas Iscariot and Matthias
Questions for Study
1. How is Judas described in the gospels before his betrayal of Jesus?
2. Why did Judas betray Jesus?
3. What was the difference between Peter’s repentance and that of Judas?
4. What are the two points about Jesus that we can draw from the example of Judas?
5. Who was Matthias?