There’s a lot of talk these days about the definition of marriage and what the Catholic Church teaches on marriage.  As Catholics, we must be equipped with knowledge in order to stand for truth.  Because of the nature of this quiz, you will find direct quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the explanation of each of the correct answers.  We’ve done so deliberately to avoid even the suggestion that our answers are matters of opinion on the part of Catholic Link authors.  These teachings are not opinions; they are truths our faith so beautifully and eloquently has spoken with love, from the beginning.

A bit of background on the Catechism of the Catholic Church before we begin.  In 1992, Pope (now Saint) John Paul II approved the version that we currently use.  He explains it best in this quote:

A catechism must present faithfully and organically the teaching of Sacred Scripture, the living Tradition of the Church, and the authentic Magisterium, as well as the spiritual heritage of the Fathers and saints of the Church, in order to allow the Christian mystery to be known and to revive the faith of God’s people. It must take into account the presentations of doctrine which the Holy Spirit has entrusted to the Church over the centuries. It must also help to illumine with the light of faith the new situations and problems which have not been posed in the past. The Catechism, therefore, contains both the new and the old, for the Faith is always the same and the source of ever new lights.Apostolic Constitution, Fidei Depositum, no. 2