Holy Spirit

beginning of life in, 1231

blasphemy against, 1864

Christian anointed by, 1241

Christian as a temple of, 1197, 1265

consubstantial with the Father and the Son, 685, 689

in the Creed, 190

desires of the Holy Spirit that satisfy man’s heart are contrary to the desires of the flesh, 2541-43

grace of Holy Spirit and justification, 1987-95, 2003

invoking the outpouring of, 1083, 1196, 1299, 1353, 2670-72

man as a temple of, 364, 782, 2519

man participates in the light and power of, 1704

meaning of the term “Spirit,” 691

new law of, 782

power of the Spirit of holiness recognized in the canonized faithful, 828

praying with and in conformity with the, 2736, 2756

presence and action of the Holy Spirit in human faculties, 1813

purposes of the mission of, 1108

renewal by, 1215

revelation of, 243-45, 683, 686-87

Trinity and, 253-55, 263

gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1830-32

charism of healing, 1508

charisms, 799, 951

charity as the fruit of the Holy Spirit and of the fullness of the Law, 1824

chastity, 2345

in Confirmation, 1289, 1303

in episcopal consecration, 1556, 1558

fear of God, 2217

fruits of the Holy Spirit, 736, 1832

grace, 2003

grace of repentance and conversion, 1433

love, 733, 735, 2712

in the power of forgiving sins, 976

in the sacrament of

Anointing of the Sick, 1520

Holy Orders, 1538, 1585-89

Matrimony, 1624

seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, 1831, 1845

what is necessary for receiving, 1310

wisdom, faith, and discernment, 2690

Holy Spirit and Christ

in Christ’s ministry, 535, 555

in Christ’s prayer, 2600

in communion with Christ, 1286

conjoined mission of the Son and the, 485, 680, 690, 727

as the gift of Christ, 729, 1287

and the mystery of Christ, 1099, 1104-07

prepares for the reception of Christ, 1093-98, 1113

recalls the mystery of Christ, 1099-1107

relation between the Holy Spirit and Jesus, 739, 747, 797, 1108

in the Resurrection, 648

reveals Jesus Christ, 152, 683, 687, 689, 702, 727-30, 1092, 1112

reveals the Father and the Son, 243-48, 687

Holy Spirit and the Church, 738-41

action in the sacraments, 1116, 1127-29, 1152, 1155, 1227, 1316

bestows hierarchical and charismatic gifts, 768

bestows the primary elements of the whole of the Church’s mission, 852

builds up and sanctifies the Church, 747

changes bread and wine, 1333

chooses suitable ministers, 1142

Church as the temple of the, 797-801

communion of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy, 1108-09

given to the apostles and in apostolic succession, 1087

leads the Church on her missionary paths, 852

new Law and the Law of the Gospel as the grace of, 1965-66

outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, 784, 786

outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation, 1302, 1316

as the source of the Church’s life and holiness, 749, 767-68, 867

“Where the Church is, there also is God’s Spirit” and vice-versa, 797

work of the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles, 2640

Holy Spirit in the Economy of Salvation

bestows gifts to all, 2003

cleanses us from our sins, 1987

compels Christians towards unity, 738

converts the human heart, 1989

enlightens, strengthens, and renews the Christian, 1695, 1769

gives an outpouring at the end-time, 2819

helps and sustains faith, 94, 152, 158, 175, 683-84

inspires and transmits Revelation, 76, 81, 105

intercedes for men, 2634

interprets Scripture, 109-19, 137

leads

believers to the truth, 79

the faithful, 79, 91, 737, 1697, 1742

to a life of prayer, 2623, 2644, 2803

as the master of prayer, 741, 2625, 2630, 2650, 2670, 2681, 2711, 2726, 2766

preserves and animates creation, 291, 703

as principal author of Sacred Scripture, 137, 304

restores the divine likeness to man, 720, 734

as the source of all holiness, 749

at work in the economy of salvation, 685

Holy Spirit and Mary

as author of the Incarnation of the Word in Mary, 456, 484-86

Mary prepared by the, 493, 721-22

titles of the Holy Spirit

according to Saint Paul, 693

Consoler, 1433

Creator Spirit, 291

the giver of life, 291

Paraclete, 692

as the proper name, 691

source of goodness, 291

the Spirit of truth, 692, 1848, 2466

outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Christian celebrations and, 1104

effects of, 686, 706, 759, 1076, 1229

as fulfillment of Christ’s Passover, 667, 731

laying on of hands for, 699

in our present time, 2819

in the sacrament of Confirmation, 1299, 1302

in the sacrament of Holy Orders, 1573

upon the apostles for their mission, 1287, 1556

prophetic promise

in creation, 703-04

on the day of Pentecost, 731-32

expectation of the Messiah and His Spirit, 711-16

from the beginning, 702

in the fullness of time, 717-30

in Jesus Christ, 727-30

in John the Baptist, 717-20

in the Kingdom and the Exile, 709-10

made to Abraham, 705-06

in Mary, 721-26

in theophanies, 707-08

symbols of the Holy Spirit

anointing, 695

clouds, 555, 697

dove, 535, 701

finger of God, 700

fire, 696

hand, 699

light, 697

seal, 698, 1295-96

water, 694, 1137, 2652

Homeland

earthly homeland and related duties, 2199, 2239-40, 2310

heavenly, 117, 1525, 2795

Homily

at funerals, 1688

importance of, 132, 1154

in the Liturgy of the Word, 1346

Homosexuality, 2357-59. See also Sexuality

Honor

human body worthy of, 364, 2300

man’s right to, 2479

must be given

to authority, 1900

to God, 449, 2116

to holy images, 2132

to parents, 2197-2200, 2214

Hope

Abraham’s hope as an example of Christian, 1819

definition of, 1817, 2090

eternal life as Christian, 1843

first commandment as a source of, 2086

of Israel, 64, 673-74

of the new heaven and the new earth, 1042-50, 1405

prayer as source of, 2657

reason for Christian, 1681, 2785

responds to the human aspiration to happiness, 1818

sins against, 2091-92

support for, 274, 1717, 1820, 2657

sustains and helps faith, 162

as a theological virtue, 1813, 1817-21

Hospitality, 1971

Host

Christ as the living, 1992

solemn veneration of consecrated host also outside of Mass, 1378

Hour of Jesus, 729-30, 1165, 2719, 2746

Hours and the liturgy. See Liturgy of the Hours

Human act

circumstances and consequences of, 1754

faith as, 154, 155, 180

freedom of, 1731, 1744, 1745, 1782, 2008, 2106

intention of, 1752-53, 1756

matrimonial consent as, 1625-32

morality of, 1709, 1749-56, 1757-61, 1805, 1813, 1853, 1954, 2085, 2157

morally disordered, 1761

morally good, 1755, 1760

object of, 1751

See also Action/acting; Man; Passion(s)

Human embryo

defense of the, 2270-71, 2273-74, 2323, 2377-78

liceity of intervention in treating, 2275

Human race

desire for happiness, 1718

God seeks to save, 56

God’s solicitude for, 55-56, 353

goods of creation intended for, 2402

origin and source of, 297, 842

quest for God, 28

unity of, 360, 775-76, 1045

vocation of, 1877

See also Humanity; Man

Humanity

consequences of Adam’s sin for, 400, 402-06

future lot of, 1917

People of God and, 782

unity and salvation for humanity in the Church, 776, 845

See also Human race

Humiliation

of Jesus, 272, 472, 520, 537, 2748

Humility

as the foundation of prayer, 2559, 2631

as necessary for prayer, 2713

“Poverty of spirit” as, 2546

Hunger

feeding the hungry as works of mercy, 1039, 2447

“Give us this day our daily bread,” 2828, 2830

grave offense of causing, 2269

to hear the word of God, 2835

Jesus experienced, 544, 556

Jesus frees us from, 549

solidarity and the drama of hunger in the world, 2831

Husband. See Marriage

Hymn

liturgical, 1100

of praise, 32, 2589

in tradition, 1156

Hypostasis

Christ, one, 466, 468

meaning of, 252

I

Icon(s)

contemplation of, 1162

significance of, 1161

use of, 2705

veneration of, 1159, 1192, 2131

See also images, holy

Identity

accepting one’s sexual, 2333

of the Church, 865

cultural identity and respect for, 2441

of the elect, 1025

Jesus,’ 430, 440, 590

man’s identity must be enriched, 1880

of the person, 203

Ideology

of the Church and rejection of totalitarian and atheistic ideologies, 2425

Idolatry/idol(s)

definition and significance of, 2112-14

fame and riches as, 1723

of the human body, 2289

liberation from idolatry of the world, 2097

of money, 2424

as perversion, 2114

prohibition of making, 2129

as sin, 1852

as superstition, 2138

Ignorance

feigned, 1859

frauds perpetuated through the trust of ignorant people, 2409

about God, 2087

ignorant conscience imputable to sin, 1790-91, 1793

responsibility and, 1735

of Sacred Scripture, 133

unintentional, 1860

Illness

as a consequence of sin, 1264

consequences and effects of, 1500-01

human experience with, 1500

meaning of, 1502, 1505

as a sign of the inherited condition of human frailty, 2448

See also Pain

Images, holy, 1159-62. See also Icon(s)

Imagination

discipline of, 2520

mobilization of, 2708

Immaculate

feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 2177

the Immaculate Conception, 490-93

Immigrants

access to employment open to, 2433

duties of political officials to, 2241

Immortality

Eucharist as the “medicine of immortality,” 1405, 2837

of the soul, 366, 382

Imposition of hands. See Laying on of hands

Imputability

of actions and faults, 1735, 1860, 2125, 2355

Incarnation, 461-63

and Ascension, 661

Christ’s human will follows His divine will, 475

Christ’s Incarnation considered from a historical perspective, 423

Councils affirm Christ’s, 465-68

effects of the Son of God’s, 432, 521

faith in Christ’s, 463, 465

heresies denying Christ’s humanity, 465-68

human face of Christ “may be portrayed,” 476

human nature assumed, not absorbed, in the Son of God, 470

human soul assumed by the Son of God, 472

Jesus Christ true God and true man and not a confused mixture, 464, 499

mystery of, 359

preparation for, 522-23

significance of, 461, 464, 479, 483

Son of God does human works, 470

Son of God has human and divine knowledge, 474

unity of the Word according to the hypostasis, 466, 468, 483

Word visibly apparent in Christ’s body, 477

reasons for the Incarnation

inauguration of the new creation, 504

knowledge of the love of God, 458

man must be made partaker of the divine nature, 460

model of holiness for men, 459

sins must be taken away and salvation must be obtained, 456-57

Incense, 1154

Incest

gravity of, 2356

meaning and consequences of, 2388

Incorporation

into Christ, 1010

into the Church, 837, 1396

Incredulity. See Unbelief

Inculturation

adapting the cultural elements proper to each people in Christian initiation, 1232

the Church and, 854

spiritualities bear witness to the faith, 2684

Indifference, religious, 1634, 2094, 2128

Indissolubility

of marriage, 1610-11, 1615, 1643-45, 1647, 2364

Individualism, 2425, 2792

Indulgences, 1471-79

for the dead, 1032, 1479

definition and significance of, 1471

effects of, 1498

obtaining God’s indulgences through the Church, 1478-79

Inequality

of distributing economic resources and means, 1938, 2317, 2437

economic and social inequality and the reasons for reducing them, 1947

Infallibility

charism of infallibility must be extended, 2035

of the Church, 889-91

of the Magisterium of the Pastors, 2051

of the Supreme Pontiff, 891

Infancy

care and duty of parents throughout the infancy of children, 2228

Jesus,’ 527-30

Infant

adoption of abandoned, 2379

age for receiving Confirmation, 1307

Eucharistic communion of, 1244

right to life, 2322 (see also Abortion)

Infidelity

marital, 2380-81

offenses against truth as infidelity to God, 2464

purification from infidelity of the People of God, 64, 218

in relation to God and its consequences, 710, 821

sin as infidelity to God, 401

Information

freedom of, 2498

and privacy, 2489, 2491-92

provided by the media, 2493

respect for the truth of, 2497-98, 2525

right to, 2494

Ingratitude

to God, 2094

Inheritance

creation as inheritance destined for and entrusted to man, 299

merit for obtaining inheritance of eternal life, 2009

pledge of the Holy Spirit, 1107

Initiation, Christian 1229-33

of adults, 1233, 1247

essential elements of, 1229

fulfillment of, 1289, 1306, 1322

of infants, 1231

Latin and oriental rites of, 1233

sacraments of, 1212-1419, 1420, 1533

unity of, 1285, 1292, 1318, 1321

ways of completing, 1230, 1233, 1244

Injustice

causes of, 1869, 2534

consequences from, 2317

divine justice and human, 1040

reparation for, 2412

social, 1867

See Justice; Right(s)

Inspiration

God’s, 105, 136, 2008

of the Holy Spirit, 105, 107, 111

in Sacred Scripture, 76, 81, 105-08, 135

Institutions

human and social, 909, 1869, 1881-82, 1888, 1897, 1916, 2211, 2238, 2244, 2286

in the Old Testament, 576, 709

Integrity

of the person, 2273-75, 2295, 2297-98, 2338-45, 2356, 2389

Intellect

as a gift of the Holy Spirit, 1303, 1831

Intention

bad intention makes an act evil that, in and of itself, is good, 1753

definition of, 1752

end does not justify the means, 1753, 1759, 2399

as an essential element in the moral evaluation of an action, 1750-51

of the heart and desires, 582, 2534

lying and intention of deceiving, 2152

morality of an action must be judged independently of, 1756

purity of, 2520

reprehensible, 2117, 2282

several intentions inspiring the same action, 1752

Intercession

of the angels, 336

of Christ, 739, 1341, 1361, 1368, 1370, 2606

of the Church, 1678

of the dead, 958

in the Old Testament, 210, 2574, 2577-78, 2584

prayer of, 1096, 1354, 1509, 2634-36, 2734, 2770

of religious, 2687

of the saints, 956, 1434, 2156, 2683

of the Virgin Mary, 969, 1434, 2156, 2683

Interest(s)

charity without respect for personal, 953, 1825

common good and particular, 1908, 2236

economic life brings into play different, 2430

private or particular, 1740, 2278, 2316

Interiority

investigating one’s own, 1779

Interpretation

of the actions, thoughts, and words of one’s neighbor, 2478

of the deposit of faith, 84-95

of experience, 1788, 2422

of the future and clairvoyance, 2116

of the Law, 581-82, 2173

of Revelation, 82

of Sacred Scripture, 109-19

of the Word of God, 85, 109, 111, 116, 119, 572, 601, 2055, 2336

Intimacy

between God and His creature, 239, 441, 921

marital, 2360, 2362

respect for and defense of personal, 2492, 2521

Invocation

to Christ, 2665, 2667-68

to God, 431, 1105, 2154, 2807

to the Holy Spirit, 1333

to occult powers, 2117

to the Trinity, 1278

Irreligion

condemnation of, 2110, 2118

sins of, 2119-20, 2139

Israel

announcing to Israel the birth of Jesus, 437, 522, 719

the chosen people, 60, 762

the Church prefigured and prepared for in the people of, 759-62, 1093

the Church’s relationship to the Jewish people, 839

expectation and hope of, 529, 673-74

and faith in God, 212, 587-591, 594

God saves Israel from sin, 431

God’s covenant with, 1611-12

God’s Law and the people of the Jews, 708-10, 1965

God’s love for, 218-19

God’s people, 62-64, 762

hope of, 64, 436, 453

Jesus and, 539, 574-94

Jesus, the Messiah of, 438, 528, 535

Jewish liturgy and Christian liturgy, 1096

Jews not responsible collectively for the death of Jesus, 597-99

and observance of the sabbath, 348, 2170-71

participation of Jesus in the worship and Law of, 527, 531, 578

Passover in, 1363

people of the “elder brethren,” 63

people of Israel chosen by God, 781, 1539

prayer of the Jews for salvation, 2591-97

priestly people, 63

relationship between the Jews and Jesus, 581

revelation of God to the Jews, 201, 228, 287-88, 2085

revelation of the name of God to the Jews, 203-04, 209, 214

rite of expiation of sins in, 433

sin in the history of, 401

Son of God, 238, 441

J

Jealousy

of God, 399, 584

in marriage, 1606

as a work of the flesh, 1852

Jesus. See Christ

Joseph

Annunciation of the angel to, 497, 1846

feast day of Saint Joseph, 2177

Jesus’ submission to, 532

patron of a happy death, 1014

role and calling of, 437

Joy

as the fruit of the Spirit, 736, 1832

of heaven, 1029-30

impediments to, 2094

of the poor, 2546

sources of, 30, 163, 301, 1804, 1829, 2015, 2362

Sunday as the day of, 1193

Judgment

anticipation of judgment in the sacrament of Penance, 1470

Christ’s, 679

of the Church, 119, 553, 2032, 2246, 2420, 2423

of conscience, 1777-82, 1783, 1786-87, 1806, 1848, 2039

false, 1790-94, 2409, 2477

the final, eschatological, 677-78, 1023, 1038-41

about good and evil, 1865

Judgment Day, 681

limits of critical, 1861-2497

particular, 1021-22

rash, 2477-78

Just (righteous)

eternal life of the just after death, 769, 989, 1038

figures of Sacred Scripture (Abel, Noah, Daniel, Job), 58

Jesus and, 545, 588, 633

kingdom of righteous with Christ, 1042

quality of the prayer of, 2569, 2582

Justice

acting according to, 1697, 1754, 1778, 1787

actions incompatible with, 1916, 2297, 2325, 2356, 2413, 2476, 2485

among nations, 2437-42

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice,” 1716

definition of, 1807

distributive, 2236, 2411

duties of, 1459, 1787, 2401, 2446-47, 2487

effects of, 2304

God’s, 271, 1040, 1861, 1953, 1987, 1991-92, 2017, 2543

holiness and original, 375-76, 379, 400, 404

obligation of lay people to conform all things to the norms of, 909

persecution for the sake of righteousness, 1716

political authorities and, 2237

requirements of, 1459, 2494-95

seeking, 1888, 2820

social, 1928-42, 2425-26, 2832

virtue of, 1805, 1807, 2479, 2848

Justification

conversion precedes, 1989

definition and significance of, 1987, 1989, 1991-92

effects of, 1266, 1990

forgiveness and justice from on high as aspects of, 2018

as the most excellent work of God’s love, 1994

purpose for justifying men, 402, 617, 654, 1987, 1992

ways to receive, 1446, 1996, 2001

K

Kerygma. See Message

Keys of the Kingdom, 551-53

Peter and, 553, 567, 881, 936, 1444

the power of, 981-83

sins, forgiveness, and the, 979, 981, 1444

Killing, 2258

abortion, 2270-75

anger and the desire to kill, 2302

euthanasia, 2276-79

intentional homicide, 2268-69

as legitimate defense, 2263-67

prohibition of killing in Sacred Scripture, 2259-62

suicide, 2280-83

Kingdom of God, 1720, 2819

Beatitudes and the Kingdom of heaven, 1716, 1726, 2546

building up of, 395

called to, 526, 543-44, 2603

celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven, 1579, 1599, 1618-19

Christ’s reign is yet to be fulfilled, 671

the Church as the Reign of Christ already present in mystery, 763

the Church as the seed and beginning of, 567, 669, 764, 768

coming of the Kingdom of God and the life of Christians, 2046

conditions for entering, 526, 543-44, 556, 577, 1215, 1427, 1470, 1716, 2544, 2556, 2826

the eternal, 664

exclusion from the Kingdom of God and its causes, 1852, 1861, 2450

family and, 2232-33

fulfillment of, 677, 1042, 1060

growth and the Reign of God, 2820

hope of, 1817

“The keys of the Kingdom,” 551-53

“The Kingdom of God is at hand,” 541-42, 1503, 2612

the Law and, 1963

prayer and, 2632, 2646, 2660

proclaiming, 543-46, 768

seek first the, 305, 1942, 2632

signs manifesting the coming of, 560

signs of, 547-50, 670, 1505

“Thy kingdom come,” 2804, 2816-21, 2859

the Transfiguration of Christ as a foretaste of, 554

triumph of Christ’s kingdom, 680

way to spread, 853, 863

welcoming, 764

as the work of the Holy Spirit, 709

Kingdom of Satan, 550. See also Demon

Kingship (a royal people), 786, 2105

Knowledge

and awareness of sin, 708, 1859

of created and uncreated reality, 2500

of creation as God’s gift, 216, 283, 287

of the faith and of the catechism, 23, 186

of good and evil, 396, 1734

man’s knowledge of Christ, 428-29, 471-74, 1792, 2708, 2715

man’s knowledge of God, 31-38, 40, 50, 158, 261, 286, 356, 2197, 2614

of the truth, 74, 94, 851, 2822 (see also preface to the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Koinonia,948

Kyrie eleison,2613

Kyrios,209, 446

L

Laity

apostolate of, 864, 900, 2442

lay people presiding at blessings, 1669

and Liturgy of the Hours, 1174-75

participation of the laity

in Christ’s kingly office, 908-13, 943

in Christ’s priestly office, 901-03, 941

in Christ’s prophetic office, 785, 904-07, 942

significance of the word, 897

vocation of lay people, 898-900, 2442

Lamb

Abraham and the Lamb for the burnt offering, 2572

apocalypse and the, 1137, 2159

Christ the, 523, 536, 602, 608, 613, 719, 1364

the Church, the spouse of the, 757, 796

the wedding feast of the, 1329, 1602, 1612, 1642, 2618

witnesses and the glory of the, 2642

Language

of creation, 2500

duplicity in speech, 2338, 2480

of faith, 170-71, 185

human freedom in relation to God, 40-43

of prayer, 2663

of signs and symbols in human life, 1146

words of God expressed in human, 101

Last Supper

bread, wine, and the Last Supper, 1412

breaking of bread and the Lord’s Supper, 1329

cup of the New Covenant and, 612

ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and, 1400

Eucharist and, 1337, 1366

institution of the Eucharistic Sacrifice and, 1323

offertory and, 1350

passover in the Kingdom of God and, 1166, 1403, 2816

significance of the Lord’s Supper, 1329

Law

definition of, 1952

different expressions of (eternal, natural, revealed, etc.), 1952

economy of law and grace liberates the heart, 2541

fulfillment of, 2196

human law derived from eternal law, 1904

of the marketplace, 2425

and not arbitrary will is sovereign in a community of, 1904

law in the Old Testament

chief commandments of, 2055

curse of, 580

Decalogue as the Law of God, 2058

forgetting of law and its consequences, 710

gift of, 238, 700, 2060

of God as truth, 2465

“Golden Rule” as a summary of, 1970

Jesus and, 527, 576-82, 592, 2053, 2382

in the Kingdom and in exile, 709

purpose of, 62, 708

sin as transgression of, 401

value and significance of, 1961-64

moral law, 1950-74

crimes against life and, 2269, 2271, 2282

freedom and, 1740, 2526

fullness and unity of law in Christ, 1953

ignorance of, 1860

observance of God’s, 2222

polygamy and, 2387

significance of, 1950

sin as an act contrary to, 1849, 1855, 1859

uses contrary to, 2291, 2295-97, 2357, 2409, 2455

validity of moral law during war, 2312

natural law, 1954-60

acts contrary to, 2235, 2242

application of the moral law in different cultures, 1957

Decalogue and, 2070-71, 2079

divorce and, 2384

as the foundation and basis of the other laws, 1959

immutability of, 1958

Magisterium of the Church and, 2036

political regimes and, 1901

revealed law and, 1960

significance of, 1954-55

universality of, 1956

New Law of the Gospel, 1965-71

definition of, 1965-66

as an expression of the divine law, natural and revealed, 1965

as fulfillment of the Old Law, 1967-68

and the Holy Spirit, 1966

Jesus as the norm of, 459

as a law of love, grace, and freedom, 1972

See also Covenant, New

Lawlessness

mystery of, 385

Laying on of hands

in Confirmation, 1288

in Holy Orders, 1538, 1556, 1558, 1573

Jesus heals by, 699, 1504

as a sign of the Covenant, 1150

significance of, 699

Leader(s)

bishops and pastors as, 939, 1140, 1575, 2033, 2594

Christ leads, 551, 1547

conscience and prudence as, 1778, 1806

Magisterium of the Church that leads, 93

spiritual direction, 2690

state as leader for economic activity, 2431

Supreme Pontiff as, 816, 895, 899

Lectern, 1184

Lectio divina

liturgy and, 1177

meditation and, 2708

Lectionary, 1154

Lent, 540, 1095, 1438

Liberation

economic and social, 2124

of Israel, 1363, 2170

prayer for liberation from evil, 2750, 2850-54

and salvation, 1741

from sin, 1741, 1964

wrought by Baptism, 1221, 1237

Life

changing life by conversion, 1431

of Christ (see Christ)

Christ as the link between death and, 625

of the Church (see Church)

compared to death, 1007, 1012

death as the end of earthly, 1013

dignity of the life of the human body, 364

of God (see God)

God alone is the Lord of, 2258

“I am the resurrection and the life,” 994

illness and suffering affect human, 1500

Jesus, the “author of life,” 635

laying down one’s soul for one’s friends, 609

man’s life in the earthly paradise, 376

man’s life as a struggle against evil, 386, 409, 1707

ministry of life as the fundamental duty of marriage and the family, 1653

sacred nature of human, 2258, 2319

water as the source of life and fruitfulness, 1218

Word of God and His breath at the origin of all, 703

Christian life

angels as a help to, 336

catechumenate as formation in life, 1248

and communion with the divine persons, 259

Eucharist, “source and summit of the whole Christian life,” 1324, 1391-92

family as the first school of, 1657

Most Holy Trinity as central mystery of, 234

and participation in Christ’s death and Resurrection, 1002

popular piety enriches, 1679

prayer, an essential element of, 2701, 2745, 2764 (see also Prayer)

precepts of Christian life in the Sermon on the Mount, 1966

sacraments as foundation and help for, 1210, 1212-13

Sacred Scripture as nourishment and rule of, 141

and the way of perfection, 2015

conjugal life

and Christ’s presence in it, 1642

established by the Creator and provided with His laws, 1660

and fruitfulness, 1654, 1664

See also Marriage

consecrated life

the Church’s recognition of, 915

consecration and mission, 931-33

definition of, 916

different forms of, 917-19

eremitic life, 920-21

evangelical counsels and profession, 914-16, 944

religious life, 925-27

secular institutes, 928-29

significance of consecrated life in the Church, 932

societies of apostolic life, 930

virgins and widows, 922-24, 1537, 1672

eternal life

Baptism, the “seal of eternal life,” 1274

of the blessed as full possession of the fruits of the Redemption, 1026

Christ, the Lord of, 679

God wants to give man, 55

God will be “all in all” in, 1050, 1060

grave sin as an impediment to attaining, 1472

“He who eats my flesh... has eternal life,” 1406, 1524

“I believe in,” 1020

only God has “the words of eternal life,” 1336

pledge of eternal life in the sacraments, 1130

resurrection of the dead and, 989-90, 994, 997-98, 1016

as the reward of the righteous, 1038, 2002

vocation to eternal life as God’s gratuitous gift, 1998

“What good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” 2052, 2075

human life

peace and respect for, 2304

purpose of human life to know God and to love and serve Him, 1, 68

respect for, 2559-83

and legitimate defense, 2263-67, 2321

from the moment of conception, 2270-75, 2322

and the punishment of death, 2266-67

right to, 2264, 2273

moral life

and the Church’s Magisterium, 2032-40, 2049-51

as a condition for building up the Church and the Kingdom, 2045-46

definition of, 2047

and the dignity of the person, 1706

faith as the source of our, 2087

gives spiritual freedom, 1828

impediments to, 1740

natural law governs, 1955

passions and, 1767-70

as a primary condition for proclaiming the Gospel, 2044

is to reach its fulfillment in eternal life, 1715

as spiritual worship, 2031, 2047

virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit as a help to, 1804, 1808, 1830

new life as divine life

Baptism as the source of, 1254, 1279

catechesis of, 1697

communion with divine life as the purpose of creation, 760

divine life offered to men in the sacraments, 694, 1131

fruit in new life in Christ according to the Spirit, 740

God wants to communicate His divine life to men, 52, 541

grace as a sharing in God’s life, 375, 1997

liturgy as source of, 1071-72

made possible by the coming of the Holy Spirit, 735

merited for us by Christ, 1708

opened in Christ’s Resurrection, 654

participation in the divine life arises not of the will of the flesh but of God, 505

received from the Church in Baptism, 168, 628, 683

and sin, 1420

See also Grace

snares of human life

abortion, 2271, 2322

euthanasia, 2276-79

infanticide, 2271

intentional homicide, 2268-69

procedures carried out on the embryo, 2275

suicide, 2280-83

social life

charity in, 1889

Christian revelation and, 2419

common good and, 1906, 1911, 1924

family and, 2207, 2210

God’s mode of governance must be imitated in, 1884

of man is necessary, 1879, 1891

must be organized, 2442

participation in, 1882, 1897-1917

and protection of private life, 1907

spiritual life, 1699 (see also Spiritual life; Spirituality)

transmission of life

as cooperation with the work of the Creator, 372, 2367, 2398

as the end of conjugal love, 2363, 2366

ordained by God, 372

regulation of births, 2368, 2370

Lifting up

of Jesus on the cross, 662

the mind toward God, 2098, 2559

Light

Baptism as, 1216

“Children of light,” 736, 1216, 1695

Christ as, 280, 529, 748, 1202, 2466, 2665, 2715

and darkness, 285, 1707

Decalogue as, 1962

of faith, 26, 89, 286, 298, 2730

God as, 157, 214, 234, 242, 257

of reason, 37, 47, 156-57, 1955

as symbol, 697, 1027, 1147, 1189

Word of God as, 141, 1785

of the world, 1243, 2105, 2466

Likeness to God

Baptism, the sacrament that confers conformity to the image of God, 1682

creatures bear a resemblance to God, 41

man’s resemblance to God, 225, 705, 1604, 1701-09, 2319, 2331, 2784

union of the Divine Persons and the fraternity of men, 1878

ways to restore the divine likeness, 734, 2572

Limbo, 1261. See also Baptism; Funerals

Limits, therapeutic, 2278

Listening

God hears man’s cry, 2657

God the Father always hears Jesus, 2604

to Jesus teaching us to pray, 2598

to the Word of God, 709, 900, 1651, 2578, 2584, 2656, 2716, 2724, 2835

Litanies, 1154, 1177

Liturgical music, 1156-58

Liturgy

angels in, 335

the Church as the proper place for liturgical prayer, 2691, 2695

earthly, 1088-89

Easter, 1217

Eastern liturgy and their features, 948, 1182, 1240, 1623

heavenly, 1090, 1137-39, 1326

Jewish liturgy and Christian liturgy, 1096

Liturgy of the Word, 1103, 1154, 1346, 1349, 2183

Mary in, 721

participation in the liturgy of the Church, 1273, 1389

popular devotions and, 1674-75

purpose of, 1068

significance of the word, 1069-70

divine persons in the liturgy

Christ as the center and Priest of, 662, 1070, 1088

Christ in, 1084-90, 1097, 1136, 2655

God the Father as the source and goal of, 1077-83

the Holy Spirit in, 688, 1091-1109

as work of the Trinity, 1076-1109

interpretation of the liturgy

as an action of the Church, 1071-72

as a constitutive element of tradition, 1124

corresponding to different cultures, 1204-06

makes present the saving events, 1104

as the privileged place for catechesis, 1074

as a response of faith, 1083

as the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed and as the font from which her power flows, 1074

liturgical celebration

of the Anointing of the Sick, 1517-19, 1531

of Baptism, 1234-45, 1278

celebrating the heavenly, 1137-39

community and group, 1140-41, 1144

head and members, 1142-43

sacramental, 1140-44

of Confirmation, 1297-1301, 1321

elements of

holy images, 1159-62

signs and symbols, 1145-52

song and music, 1156-58

words and actions, 1153-55

of the Eucharist, 1330, 1345-55, 1363

of funerals, 1684-90

of Holy Orders, 1572-74, 1597

liturgical traditions and catholicity of the Church, 1200-03

of matrimony, 1621-24, 1631, 1663

ministries and, 1142-44

modification of the sacramental rite, 1125

Paschal mystery of Christ in, 1067-68

of Penance, 1480-84

liturgical season, 1163-78

liturgical year, 1168

description of, 1168-71

explanation of the Paschal mystery, 1171

interpretation of the seasons in liturgical order, 1095

memorial of the saints, 1173

memorial of the Virgin Mary, 1172, 1370

Paschal mystery as foundation for interpreting the liturgical year, 1168-69

prayer and, 2698

season of penance, 1438

Sunday, the foundation and kernel of, 1193

the Lord’s Day, 1166-67

importance of celebration of the Sunday Eucharist, 2177-79

other feast days to be observed, 2177

Sunday, 1166-67

Liturgy of the Hours, 1174-78

effects of, 1437

make-up of, 1176-77

origin of the, 1096

participating in, 1175

places for celebrating, 2691

prayers of all the People of God, 1173

purposes of, 1174

significance of, 1174, 1178

Living

God, 205, 2112, 2575

Lord, 446-51. See also Christ; God

Lordship

God’s, 304

of Jesus, 449-50

“kingship” as, 2816

man’s, 2293, 2415

Love. See also Charity

Christ’s love

charity, the new commandment, 1823

healings, signs of love, 1503

the heart of Christ, measure of His love for us, 478, 2669

the life of Jesus reveals the mystery of the Father’s love, 516, 701

the Passion

Christ died out of love for us, 1825

Christ’s sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins, 545

love extended to all, 605, 616

prayer, adherence to the will of the love of the Father, 2600

the Church’s love

for the poor, 2444, 2448

for those who are separated, 818

See also Church

God as revealed love

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the name of love, 221, 257, 850

“God is love,” 214, 221, 231, 733

heaven, communion of love, 1024

men to be judged according to love, 1022

God’s love

as the cause for creation, 27, 293, 295

creation as the first witness to, 315

disposes creatures to their final purpose, 321

establishes and preserves the world, 421

as foundation of new life, 735

as fruit of the Holy Spirit, 736, 1832, 2658

God does not forsake His creatures, 2577

His first gift, 733

for Israel, 219-20

“jealous” for us, 2737

male and female made in the image of, 2331

man partakes in the love of the Trinity, 850

ordains all for the salvation of man, 313

as a source of prayer, 2658

See also God

love of God

the Christian dies to be with God, 1011

embracing celibacy for the, 1599

faith as believing in God’s love, 278, 1064, 2087, 2614

keeping the commandments and abiding in love, 1824

liturgy, a response of faith and, 1083

loving God as Lord, 2086

prayer, a communion of love in the Holy Spirit, 2615, 2712

prayer draws everything in the love by which we are loved in Christ, 2658

prayer and love, 2709, 2792

prayer without ceasing and fervor coming from love, 2742

praying about the Kingdom and cooperating with God’s saving love, 2633, 2738

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,” 2055, 2063, 2083, 2093

love of neighbor

of enemies, 2608, 2844

the family at Nazareth, an example of, 533

as forgiving one’s brother from the depths of the heart, 2843

inseparable from the love of God, 1878

love for the poor is not compatible with love of riches, 2445

“Love one another as I have loved you,” 459, 1337, 1823

“Love thy neighbor,” 1844, 2055, 2196

loving as Christ loved the poor and his enemies, 1825, 2443

loving God and neighbor as a summary of the Decalogue, 1822, 2055, 2067, 2069

as praying to the common Father for all men, 2793

who has turned toward error regarding the faith, 2104

man’s love

conjugal love

as the image of God’s love, 1604

indissoluble and faithful by its very nature, 1646

in the institution of marriage, 1603

ordered to procreation and unity, 1652, 2363, 2366, 2369

of country, 2239

of family, a natural society of love, 2207

of the good, 1765-66

order animated by love to the common good, 1912

of truth, 2105, 2185, 2466, 2518

See also Man

preferential love, 2729, 2732

Lust

as a capital sin, 1866

cause of concupiscence, 1607, 2259

concupiscence and the goods of others, 2534, 2536

mastery over covetousness, 377, 2552

meaning of, 2351

reasons for overcoming lust, 2541

See also Concupiscence; Desire

Lying

condemnation of, 2485

definition and significance of, 2482

devil as the father of the lie, 392, 2482

gravity of a lie, 2484, 2486

as an offense against the truth, 2483

tempter’s lie as the beginning of sin, 215

ways to discern the truth and the lie, 1954, 2847

M

Magic, 2115-17

Magisterium

authority and continuous succession of, 77, 88

of the Church and its pastors, 85-87, 888-92

connection between sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and, 95

infallibility of, 2035

mission and office of, 890

moral life and, 2032, 2036

ordinary and universal Magisterium of the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops, 2034

of the pastors of the Church, 2033

Man

as the author, center, and goal of economic and social life, 2459

dependent on the Creator, 396

in the earthly paradise, 374-79

happy only in God, 1057

a man and a woman, 369, 371-72, 383, 400, 1605-06

as a moral subject, 1749

mystery of man becomes clear in the mystery of the Word, 359

“new man,” 1473, 2475

not abandoned by God after the fall, 410

sin as an offense against human nature, 1849

ultimate end of, 260, 356, 1024

consequences from the sin of man, 399-400

all are implicated in Adam’s sin, 402-03

commonality of destiny of the material world and of man, 1046

condition of weakness and insignificance, 208, 396, 1500, 2448

death entered the world, 1008

destroyed harmony of creation, 400

human nature wounded, 405

invasion of sin into the world, 401

man deprived of God’s likeness, 705

man injured by the work of Satan, 395

man subject to error and inclined to evil, 1714

original sin and man’s abuse of freedom, 396-401

presence of sin already at our birth, 403

rupture of the original communion, 1607

struggle between the spirit and the flesh, 2516

dignity

communion with God as the reason for man’s, 27, 357, 1700

of creatures cooperating with God, 306-08

equal dignity of a man and a woman, 2393

manifested in moral life, 1706

requires man to act out of conscience and free choice, 2339

right to exercise freedom as a requirement inseparable from, 1738

as the source of human rights, 1930

wounded by sin, 1487

equality and diversity of men

all men have the same nature and the same origin and end, 1934

diversity of talent, 1936-37

human dignity as the foundation of equality, 1935, 1945

unjust inequalities, 1938

in the image and likeness of God

before and after Christ’s Redemption, 1701

created in God’s image, 225, 356-61, 1702, 2713

restoration of likeness with God, 705, 2809

man and humanity

mutual need of all men, 361, 1947-48

origin and common end of humanity, 842

unity of the human race, 360

man and vocation

call to

enter the Kingdom, 543

eternal life, 1998

form the new people of God, 804, 831

God as the common call of all men, 1878

life in the Holy Spirit, 1699

love, 1604

marriage, 1603

union with Christ, 521, 542

divine call as the ultimate call, 1260

See also Vocation

man in creation

creatures’ interdependence willed by God, 340

God creates everything for man, 358

hierarchy of creatures, 342

laws of creation must be respected by man, 346

man as the only creature worthy to receive a law from God, 1951

man’s importance in creation, 343, 355

man’s respect for creatures, 339

man’s responsibility for the world, 373

original harmony, 374-79, 384

man as a creature

created by God’s love, 1, 315, 1604

created to know and love God and to serve Him, 358

endowed with intelligence and free will, 311, 396

endowed with reason, 1704

made of body and soul, 327, 355, 362-65, 383

“Male and female he created them,” 1605, 2203, 2331, 2334

was created good, 374

man’s special features and his ways of acting

always fighting with evil, 409

comes to a knowledge of God by knowing nature, 32, 46

desires happiness, 1718

gifted with

freedom as a sign of the divine image, 1705, 1730

reason and will to seek and love what is true and good, 1704

a spiritual and immortal soul, 1703

led naturally toward the truth, 2467

listens to the voice of conscience, 1706, 1713

moved to do good, 1706-07

in need of divine help and salvation, 1949, 2090

in need of social life, 1879-80

perfections resonating something of the infinite perfection of God, 370

as a religious being, 28, 44-45

tending naturally toward the virtues, 1803-04

See also Sexuality

relations between God and man

communion with God in the Church, 773

faith as adherence of the whole man to God, 176

faith as man’s free response, 160, 307

God has first place in the profession of faith, 199

inequality between God and man is without measure, 2007

Jesus the one intercessor with God on behalf of all, 2634

man rejecting God, 29, 398, 1739

prayer as relationship between God and man, 2564

submission of men to God, 143, 154, 341, 2712

rights of man

to act on one’s conscience and freely, 1782

to choose a school, 2229

to freedom of religion, 2106

to a good reputation, 2479, 2507

seeks God

always seeking God and His will, 2566, 2826

difficulty of knowing God by the light of reason alone, 37

distinctive inquiry of God, 285

God calls man first, 2567

God does not cease to call man, 30

God speaks in human words, 101, 109

men in the course of history seeking God in many ways, 28, 31, 34, 285

by reason, 36, 50

in revelation, 35, 50, 52

ways of seeking God, 31, 34

sexuality (see Marriage; Sexuality)

Manifestation

of the coming of God’s kingdom, 570

of God and His goodness, power, and beauty, 294, 707, 2519

of the Holy Spirit, 697, 951

of Jesus Christ, 486, 528, 535, 639, 660, 1224

Manna, 1094, 1334

Many, 605. See also Redemption

Marana tha, 451

Marriage (Matrimony)

bond is perpetual and exclusive, 1638

conjugal fidelity, 1646, 1648-49, 2364

consummation of, 1640

divorce of separated persons about to remarry civilly, 1650

effects of, 1638-42

freedom to contract, 1625, 1628-29

in God’s plan, 1601

goods and requirements of conjugal love, 1643

greatness of, 1603

matrimonial chastity, 2349

mixed marriages and disparity of cult, 1633-37

nullity of, 1629

in the order of creation, 1603-05

in the preaching of the apostle Paul, 1616

in the preaching of Jesus, 1612-15

renouncing, 1618

in Sacred Scripture, 1602

as a sign of the covenant of Christ and the Church, 1617

under the pedagogy of the Law, 1609-11

under the regime of sin, 1606-08

sexuality in marriage and its significance, 2360-62 (see also Sexuality)

See also Divorce; Sacrament(s)

fecundity, 2366-72, 2373-79

and adoption of children, 2379

children as the gift of, 2378

as cooperation with the love of God, the Creator, 2367

openness to, 1652-54

periodic continence and the regulation of birth, 2370

and procreation to be regulated, 2368

sterility

as a great suffering, 2374

and medical techniques, 2375-77

and significance of conjugal life, 1654

purposes of marriage

cooperation with the Creator’s work, 372

directed toward the salvation of others, 1534

good of the spouses, 1660

as man’s vocation, 372, 1604-05

procreation and education of offspring, 1652-53, 2366

transmission of life, 372, 2363

indissolubility of marriage, 1644-45

fidelity of conjugal love, 1646-48

the marriage bond, 1639-40

marriage in the words of Jesus, 1614-15

matrimonial consent, 1625

as an essential element, 1626

as the foundation of the indissolubility of marriage, 1601, 1627, 2367

nullity of marriage, 1629

as a requirement of conjugal love, 1644

significance and nature of matrimonial consent, 1627-28

transmission of faith in the domestic Church, 1656

unity and marriage in the Old Law, 1610-11

as a sacrament, 1601-58

celebration of, 1621-24, 1627

as consecration, 1535

ecclesiastical form of celebrating, 1630-31

grace of the sacrament of, 1641-42

main effects of, 1638-40, 2365

mixed marriage and disparity of cult, 1633-37

preparation for, 1632

raised to the dignity of a sacrament, 1601

offenses against the dignity of, 2380-91

adultery, 2380-81

divorce, 2382-86

free union and concubinage, 2390

incest, 2388

polygamy, 1645, 2387

sexual relations contracted before marriage, 2391

Marriages, trial, 2391

Married couple

fidelity and, 2364

harmony of the married couple and physical complementarity, 2333

human sterility and, 2374, 2377

marriage and, 1603, 1624, 1636, 1642, 2363

Martyrs

acts of, 2474

behavior of, 2113

significance of martyrdom, 2473

veneration of, 957, 1173

Mary

Christ’s Mother by the power of the Holy Spirit, 437, 456, 484-86, 723-26

the Church and

active example and type of the Church, 967

Church reaches towards perfection in, 829

place in the mystery of the Church, 773, 963-72

spiritual motherhood, 501

Mary in the economy of salvation

Annunciation, 484, 490

assent, 148, 490, 494

Assumption, 966

conception by the Holy Spirit, 437, 456, 484-86, 495, 723

the Immaculate Conception, 490-93

mediatrix of grace, 969

predestination of, 488-89, 508

preserved from sin, 411

virginity, 496-98, 502-07

visitation to Elizabeth as God’s visitation to His people, 717

works of the Holy Spirit, 721-26

Mary as exemplar

of holiness, 2030

of hope, 64

of obedience of faith, 144, 148-49, 494

of prayer in the “Fiat” and “Magnificat,” 2617, 2619

of union with the Son, 964

and witness of faith, 165, 273

titles of Mary

Advocate, Help, Benefactress, Mediatrix, 969

Assumed into heaven, 966

Eschatological icon of the Church, 967, 972

Ever Virgin, 499-501

Full of grace, 722, 2676

Handmaid of the Lord, 510

Hodigitria” or “She shows the way,” 2674

Immaculate, 491-92

Mother of Christ, 411

Mother of the Church, 963-70

Mother of God, 466, 495, 509

Mother of the living, 494, 511

The New Eve, 411

“Panagia” or All Holy, 493

Seat of Wisdom, 721

veneration of Mary

faith concerning the veneration of Mary based on faith concerning Christ, 487

liturgical feasts of, 2043, 2177

in the liturgical year, 1172, 1370

not adoration, 971

prayer to, 2675-79

respect for the name of, 2146

Mass. See Eucharist

Mass media

correct use of, 2496

laws against misuse of, 2498

misuse of, 2523

Masturbation, 2352

Materialism, 285, 2124

Matrimony. See Marriage

Maturity (in the Christian faith), 1248, 1308

Mediator

Mary mediatrix, 969

See also Christ

Meditation, 2705-08

fruits of, 2706, 2708

goals of, 2723

and growth in understanding the faith, 94-95

methods of, 2707

as one of the three major expressions of prayer, 2699

significance of, 2705

times suitable for, 2186

Meek, 716, 1716. See also Gentleness

Meeting

between God and men, 1153, 2299, 2560, 2563, 2567, 2591, 2626, 2710

with Jesus, 529, 995, 1021

liturgy as meeting between Christ and the Church, 1097

Memorial

the Eucharist as memorial of Jesus’ death and Resurrection, 611, 1167, 1330, 1358, 1362-72, 1382

Jesus institutes the memorial of His free offering, 610, 1323, 1337

liturgy as memorial of the mystery of salvation, 1099

of the saving events of the Old Covenant, 1093, 2170

Mentality

Christian, 2105

and the diversity of confession in marriage, 1634

of this world, 2727

Mercy

acceptance of God’s, 1847, 2840

Christ wills, 2100

the Church bestows God’s mercy to man, 2040

the Church implores God’s, 1037

as the fruit of charity, 1829

God’s, 210-11, 270

Jesus shows the Father’s, 545, 589, 1439, 1846

justification as the highest sign of God’s, 1994

Mary, “Mother of mercy,” 2677

significance and kinds of works of, 2447

sinners refusing God’s, 1864, 2091

works of mercy are necessary, 1473

Merit, 2006-11

Christ as the source of our, 1476, 2011

definition and significance of, 2006

grace and, 1708, 2008-09, 2011, 2025-27

man as a participator in the merit of Christ, 2008-09

no merit on the part of man before God, 2007

of the saints, 956, 1476

Message

the Church’s, 2126

family as the place for the first proclamation of faith, 1666

the “Good News” of the Gospel and the “Our Father,” 2763

Gospel message and catechesis, 6

Gospel message in the image of icons, 1160

of the Kingdom and the call to conversion, 1427, 1989

single message of salvation throughout the world, 174

spreading the message of salvation, 900, 2044

See also Evangelization

Messiah

announcement of the messiah after the fall of man, 410

the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus in Baptism, 1286

expectation of Christians for the return of, 840

expectation of the coming of the messiah in Israel, 702, 711-16

glory of Jesus as the inauguration of the kingdom of, 664

Jesus Christ, the, 436-40, 528-29, 535, 540, 547

significance of the word, 436, 695

See also Christ

Messianism

millenarianism, 676

pseudo-messianism, 675

Minister(s)

apostles as “God’s ministers,” 859

choosing ordained, 1579

of Christ and of the Church, 1553

exercise of service by ordained, 1592

ordained minister as “icon” of Christ the Priest, 1142

ordained minister as responsible for formation in prayer, 2686

personal calling of, 878

purposes of the activity of ministering, 874

as “servants of Christ,” 876

support of the Church’s, 2122

unworthiness of the ordained ministers and the action of Christ, 1584

See also individual sacraments, ministers of

Ministry

apostolic, 553, 983, 1536

catechetical ministry, preaching, and the Word, 9, 24, 132, 903

of the Church, 874-79

diversity of, 873, 910

exercise of, 2039

ordained, 1120, 1142 (see also Priesthood)

particular, 1143

public ministry of Jesus, 583

of Reconciliation, 981, 1442, 1461-62

of serving and interpreting the Word, 119

Miracle(s)

of Christ, and their significance as signs, 548-49, 1335

of Christ, as a sign of His divinity, 515

of Christ’s disciples, 434

gift of working, 2003

significance of Christ’s, 156, 547, 1335

Mission(s)

of the apostles, 2, 551, 858-60, 1122, 1223

of the bishops, 2068

Christ’s, 430, 436, 438, 440, 534, 536, 606, 608

of the Church, 6, 730, 738, 768, 782, 811, 831, 849-56, 873

of consecrated persons, 931-33

of deacons, 1570

of the Holy Spirit, 244, 485, 716, 1108

joint missions of the Son and the Holy Spirit, 689-90, 702, 727, 737, 743, 2655

of the laity, 897-913

of the Magisterium, 890

to all nations, 1122, 1533, 1565, 2044, 2419

of parents, 2226

of Peter, 552

of spouses, 2367

of the Virgin Mary, 489, 969

Missionary

endeavor, 854

mandate, 849-50

sources of the missionary impetus, 828, 851

Model of life for the faithful

Abraham, 144, 1819

bishops, 893

Christ, 459, 520, 896, 1618, 2348, 2620, 2740

God, 813, 2172

saints, 828

Virgin Mary, 273, 967, 2030

Modesty

of the body, 2523

definition of, 2521-22

purity requires, 2521, 2533

as a sign of human dignity, 2524

Money

“He who loves money never has enough money,” 2536

idolatry and the divinizing of, 2113, 2172, 2424

prohibition of loans at interest, 2449

simony, 2121

Moral. See Law: moral

Moral permissiveness, 2526

Moral rule(s)

Christ as the moral rule of conduct, 2074

“Golden Rule,” 1789, 1970, 2510

moral law as the rule of our activity, 1951

natural law as a rule, 1957, 1959

Sacred Scriptures as the source of all, 75, 141

See also Law; Norm

Morality

the Church and, 2420

circumstances, intention, and morality of actions, 1756

judging the morality of human acts, 1756, 1768

love for oneself as a fundamental principle of, 2264

moral conscience and dignity of the person, 1780, 1794

must be respected and safeguarded, 2210, 2294, 2498

of passions, 1762-70

sources of, 1750-54

Mortification, 2015

Murder (intentional killing)

forgiveness for the sin of, 1447

only God is the Lord of life, 2258

as a grave sin, 1447

haters as murderers, 1033

intentional euthanasia as, 2324

intentional killing as a legitimate defense, 2263-65

origin of, 2517

seriousness and condemnation of intentional, 1756, 2261, 2268

sin that cries to heaven, 1867

unintentional killing, 2263, 2269

Muslims, 841

Myron. See Chrism

Mystagogy, 1075

Mystery

of Christ, 280, 512-60, 639, 654, 1067

of the Church, 770-76

of the Church’s unity, 813-16

of creation, 287, 295-301

of the existence of evil, 309, 385, 395

of faith, 2558

of God, 42, 206, 234, 1028, 2779

of man, 359

of man’s salvation, 122

Mystical

life, 2014

See also the Church: the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ

Mythology/myth, 285, 498

N

Name

Christian name at Baptism, 2156-59, 2165

God’s (see God)

Jesus,’ 432

Nation(s)

common good and organization of, 1911

common good of the nation as a goal, 2237, 2310

divine economy toward, 56-57

divine salvation embraces all, 64, 543

extermination of a people must be condemned, 2313

holy, 782, 1268, 2810

justice and solidarity among, 1941, 2241, 2437-42

teach all, 849

undertakings that compromise peace among, 2316-17

Nature

created nature

to be in harmony with, 1676

in God’s plan, 310

laws of, 341

the origin of, 338

divine nature

God is one in, 200, 202, 253

of Jesus, 449, 465, 503

man is a partaker of the, 460, 1212, 1265, 1692, 1721, 1812, 1988, 1996

three Persons in one, 245

unity of, 252, 650

human nature

all men have one and the same nature, 1934

Christ assumed a, 461

constitution of, 365

as the foundation of authority, 1898

of Jesus, 467-68, 470, 473, 503, 612

mortal, 1008

natural law and, 1955-56

requirements of, 1879, 1891

rights and duties pertaining to, 2104, 2106, 2273, 2467

sin and human nature inclined to evil, 404-05, 407, 419, 978, 1250, 1426, 1707

societies corresponding to, 1882

ultimate disposition of, 412

vocation to marriage written in the very nature of man and woman,1603

wounds of, 1849

Necessity

of Baptism, 1256-61

of the Church, 846

of faith, 161

of faithful to provide for the material needs of the Church, 2043

help must be given to those in need, 1351, 1883, 2440, 2444, 2447, 2829

of prayer, 2638, 2744

Needy

charity towards, 1586, 1932, 2449

and help to be given to, 1351, 1883, 2218, 2315, 2833

See also the Poor

Neighbor

becoming neighbor to others, 1825, 1932

commandments and love of, 1962, 2052, 2067, 2401, 2464

to consider one’s neighbor as another self, 1931

forms of penance and love of, 1434

justice toward one’s, 1807, 1836

love of God and neighbor as fulfillment of God’s Law, 1706

love of neighbor as inseparable from love for God, 1033, 1878

“Love your neighbor as yourself,” 2055, 2196

offenses and sins against love of, 1459, 1849, 2302-03, 2409, 2477, 2485, 2539

purity of heart is needed for accepting a person as one’s, 2519

reason for loving and respecting one’s, 678, 2212

respect for and love of neighbor as a demand of charity, 1789, 1822, 1844

respect for creation and love of, 2415

works of mercy toward one’s, 2447

New birth

Baptism communicates the grace of, 683, 720, 1215, 1262

baptismal water as a sign of, 694

becoming the People of God through, 782

the Church as mother of our birth, 169

death as fulfillment of, 1682

effects of, 526, 1279

Jesus inaugurates, 505

the Lord’s Prayer signifies new birth into the divine life, 2769

mystery of, 525-26

necessity of, 1250

the Virgin Mary cooperates in the new birth of Christian believers, 963

New life in the Spirit, 1698, 1708, 1715

living according to the Spirit, 1533, 2848

See also Spiritual life; Spirituality(ies)

Newness

of Christian death, 1010

of God’s kingdom, 2832

of prayer, 2599, 2614-15

New Testament

books of, 120

Gospels as the heart of, 125-27

object of, 124, 684

origin of, 83, 105

unity of the Old and, 128-30

See also Sacred Scripture

Noah

God’s covenant with Noah, 56, 58, 71

ark of, 845, 1094, 1219

Norm(s)

Christ as norm of the new Law, 459

conforming to moral, 1794

of family life, 2223

God as norm of all truth, 2151

moral norm constituted by God, 396

moral norms remain always valid, 1789, 1958

origin of norms of behavior, 1950, 1955, 1959

prudence as right reason in action, 1806

the Sermon on the Mount as the summary of moral, 1966

See also Law: moral law; Moral rule

Notoriety or “newspaper fame,” 1723

Nourishment

Eucharist as, 141, 728, 1020, 1244, 1335, 1392, 1394, 1426, 1436, 2861

material, 2288, 2417, 2447, 2805, 2830, 2861

Sacred Scripture as, 104, 131-32, 141, 2861

O

Oath-taking

according to the Church’s tradition, 2154

false, 2150-51

Jesus’ words: “Do not swear at all,” 2153

perjury, 2152, 2476

refusal to take an oath for trivial matters, 2155

Obedience

of the baptized to their calling, 1269

Christ’s, 411, 475, 532, 539, 612, 615, 908, 1009

to conscience, 1790

to constituted laws, 2240

duty of, 1900

as an evangelical counsel, 915, 2053

of faith, 143, 144-49, 1831, 2087, 2098, 2135, 2340, 2716, 2825

as filial respect, 2216-17, 2251

and freedom, 1733

of priests, 1567

and sin, 1850, 1862, 2515

of the Virgin Mary, 148, 494, 511

Obligation

arising from the commandments, 2072

of bringing remedies to institutions and living conditions, 1888

to confess one’s sins, 1457

of consecrated persons, 931

to defend one’s nation, 2310

discharge from obligations linked to ordination, 1583

of justice, 2412, 2439, 2446

of lay people participating in the apostolate, 900

of obedience of faith, 2086-87

to observe the evangelical counsels, 915

to preserve the unity and indissolubility of marriage, 2364

to provide for the material needs of the Church, 2043

respect for the created world and obligation to future generations, 2456

to respond to divine charity, 2093

to sanctify Sundays and holy days, 2187

of seeking the truth and adhering to it, 2467, 2497

to take part in the liturgy on Sundays and holy days, 1389, 2180-83

See also Duty(ies)

Offering

of the Church, 1368, 1553

of the Eucharist, 1362, 1414, 2643

of Jesus, 529, 606-07, 610-11, 614, 616, 2824

of oneself, 459, 2031, 2711

of the Virgin Mary, 494, 2617, 2622

Offertory, 1333, 1350

Oil

consecration of, 1297

significance and use of anointing with, 695, 1183, 1237, 1241, 1289, 1293-94

See also Anointing; Chrism; Sacrament(s)

Old age. See the Elderly

Old Testament

canon of the Scriptures and, 120

catechesis reveals what is hidden under the letter of, 1094

fulfillment of promises and, 122, 528, 652, 1067

God the Father and the declared source of truth in the Old Testament, 684, 2465

the Holy Spirit and, 702

human illness and, 1502

juridical measures in, 2449

liturgy and, 1093, 1349

messiah in the Old Testament foretold by the prophets, 1286

mystery of the Church prefigured in, 753

mystery of the Trinity and, 237

prayer and, 2568, 2569, 2585, 2596, 2630

relation between the Old and the New Testaments, 128, 129, 140

sacred sign of life in, 2260

symbolic images in, 2130

theophanies of, 697

title “Son of God” and, 441

Trinity, its creative action and, 292

value of, 121

veneration of the Old Testament and its image, 61, 123, 138

See also Covenant, Old; Sacred Scripture

Omission

of caring for the sick, 2277

as a sin, 1853

One. See Church: attributes of; God: titles and attributes of

Oppression, 1739, 2243, 2448

Orbit. See Creation; Nature

Order

of creation, 299, 341, 1608

international, 1885

political, 2246

social or public, 1909, 1940, 2032, 2266-67, 2298, 2304, 2424

Organ transplants, 2296

Original sin

account of, 390

disobedience as the origin of, 215, 397-98

reason why God permitted, 412

significance of the doctrine of, 389

as the test of man’s freedom, 396

transmission of original sin to all men, 404

as a truth of the faith, 388-89

consequences of original sin

difficulty in knowing God, 37

harmony destroyed, 400

invasion of evil, 401

loss of the grace of original holiness, 399

in man’s history, 402-06, 1250, 1607, 1609, 1707, 2259, 2515

whole world held in the power of the evil one, 409

Orthodox churches

the “Creed” and, 247

unity of the Catholic Church and, 836

“Our Father,” the prayer

at the center of the Scriptures, 2762-64

as the Church’s prayer, 2767-72

as the Lord’s Prayer, 2765-66

individual parts of “Our Father”

“Father,” 2779-85, 2798

“Our Father,” 2786-93, 2801

“Who art in heaven,” 2794-96, 2802

“Hallowed be thy name,” 2807-15, 2858

“Thy kingdom come,” 2816-21, 2859

“Thy will be done,” 2822-27, 2860

“Give us this day our daily bread,” 2828-37, 2861

“Forgive us our trespasses,” 2838-45, 2862

“Lead us not into temptation,” 2846-49, 2863

“But deliver us from evil,” 2850-54, 2864

P

Pagans, 522, 528, 781

Pain

acceptance of, 1435, 1460

accompanying conversion of the heart, 1431, 1490

alleviating the sufferings of the dying, 2279

in childbearing, 1607, 1609

as a consequence of original sin, 1521

euthanasia as imposing an end to, 2277

human experience of, 164, 272, 385

no sickness in the earthly paradise, 376

See Illness

Parable(s)

significance and purposes of, 546, 2607

various parables

of the Good Samaritan, 1465

of the good shepherd, 1465

of the importunate friend, 2613

of the importunate widow, 2613

of the just judge, 1465

of the leaven, 2660, 2832

of the Last Judgment, 1038

of the lost sheep, 605

of the merciful servant, 2843

of the Pharisee and the tax collector, 2613, 2839

of the poor man Lazarus, 633, 1021, 2463, 2831

of the prodigal son, 1439, 1465

of the seed, 543

of the sower, 2707

of the talents, 1880, 1937

of the two ways, 1696

of the weeds, 681, 827

Paraclete. See Holy Spirit

Paradise

first man in paradise, 374-79, 1023

in God’s plan, 1721

restoration of man to, 736

significance of, 1027

See also Heaven

Parents

adultery and the duties of, 2381

child is not something owed to parents but must be considered a gift to, 2378

children as a sign of divine blessing, 1652, 2373

commandment of love for one’s, 2197, 2199, 2200

cooperation and dialogue between parents and children, 2230

duties of children toward their, 2214-20

education of children in the faith, 1656, 2206, 2222, 2225-26

family as a natural environment for the education of children, 2224

fatherhood of God and human fatherhood, 239, 2214

“Honor thy father and thy mother,” 2196

Jesus subject to His, 531, 583

reprehensible techniques of artificial insemination, 2376

respect for the vocation of children, 2232-33

responsibility of parents in the education of their children, 1653, 2221, 2223

right of parents to choose a school for their children, 2229

rights and duties of, 1250, 2221-31

sanctification of, 902

See also Children; Family

Parish, 2179, 2226

Parousia, 1001. See also Fullness

Participation

in Christ’s prayer, 1073

in Christ’s sacrifice, 618, 1372

in the death and Resurrection of Christ, 1002, 1006

in divine life, 375, 505, 541, 654, 759, 1212, 1726, 1997

in the Eucharist, 1000, 1388, 2182

of the faithful in liturgical celebrations, 1141, 1273

Jesus’ participation in God’s power and authority, 668

of the laity

in Christ’s priestly office, 901-03, 1546, 1591

in Christ’s prophetic office, 904-07

in Christ’s royal office, 908-13

ministerial participation in Christ’s priesthood, 1554

Participation in social life, 1882, 1897-1917

Pasch. See Passover

Paschal banquet, 1323

Passion of Christ. See Christ

Passion(s)

consummation of human feelings, 1769

definition, operation, and origin of, 1763-64

diminishes imputability, 1860

enslavement to one’s, 1792

love as a fundamental, 1765

mastery of, 908, 1804, 1809, 2339, 2341

morality of the, 1762-70

prohibition of immoderate, 2536

reason discerns the morality of, 1768

in themselves passions must be judged as neither good nor evil, 1767

Passover (Pasch)

celebration of the Passover for Christians and for Jews, 1096

the Christian’s last, 1680-83

consequences from Christ’s, 1225, 1449

consummation of the, 1096, 1164

day for the celebration of Easter, 1170

Eucharist as the memorial of Christ’s, 1340,1362-66

events of Easter, 640

final Passover of the Church, 677

fulfillment of Christ’s, 731

fulfillment in the kingdom of God, 1403

names for Easter, 1169

significance of the Jewish, 1363

union of the Christian faithful in Christ’s, 793

Pastoral

care of the parish, 2179

common pastoral practice for mixed marriages, 1636

discernment is needed to sustain and support popular piety, 1676

duty of the Magisterium, 890

office and concern of the bishops, 886, 896, 927, 1560

purposes of pastoral mission, 857

Word of God nourishes pastoral preaching, 132

Patience

bearing wrongs patiently as a work of spiritual mercy, 2447

“Charity is patient,” 1825

in the family, 2219

as a fruit of the Spirit, 736, 1832

God’s, 2822

prayer and patience of faith, 2613

Patriarchs

of the Jewish people, 839

as the roots of the Church, 755

veneration of patriarchs in the Old Testament, 61

Peace, 2304

aids to, 1941, 2015, 2310

defense of, 2302-2317

earthly peace as the image of Christ, 2305

education of the conscience and, 1784

as the foundation of the common good, 1909

as the fruit of charity, 1829

as the fruit of the Spirit, 736, 1832

as a gift from God, 1424, 1468

the Lord calls us to, 2302

peacemakers, 1716, 2442

things that threaten, 1938, 2315, 2317

Penance

forms of penance in the Christian life, 1434-39

interior, 1430-33

purposes of, 2043

works of penance for the dead, 1032

Penance and Reconciliation

age for confessing sins, 1457

Anointing of the Sick and the forgiveness of sins, 1532

and Baptism, 1425-26

Baptism and the forgiveness of sins, 535, 977-78

commandment to receive the sacrament of, 1457, 2042

eschatological significance of the sacrament of, 1470

the Eucharist and forgiveness of sins, 1393, 1395, 1436, 1846

indulgence, 1471

power to confer the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation to non-Catholic Christians, 1401

purposes of the sacrament of, 1421,1468

receiving absolution in the sacrament before receiving Eucharistic Communion, 1415

receiving the sacrament before the celebration of Matrimony, 1622

as a sacrament, 1210

sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

in particularly grave cases, 1463

instituted by Christ, 1446

instituted for all men, 827, 1446

sacramental seal of Confession, 1467, 2490

sacrifice of Christ as the source of forgiveness of man’s sins, 1851

See also Sacrament(s)

absolution, 1480-84

Byzantine liturgy and formulas of, 1481

communal celebration and individual, 1482

excommunication and, 1463

formulas of, 1449, 1481

general, 1483

grave sins and, 1415, 1457, 1497

over the dying Christian, 1020

power to forgive sins, 553, 976, 1441-42, 1444-45, 1461

acts of the penitent, 1491

confession, 1455-58

of grave sins necessary for obtaining reconciliation, 1493

individual confession and a communal celebration, 1482

necessity of confessing sins, 1448

personal confession the most expressive form of reconciliation, 1484

of sins and conversion, 1435

of venial sins, 1493, 1863

contrition, 1451-54

Holy Spirit gives the grace of, 1433

as necessary to obtain forgiveness, 982, 1259, 1861, 1864

no penance after death, 393

perfect and imperfect, 1492

and sacramental Confession, 1452

as sorrow of the soul, 1451

examination of conscience, 1454, 1456

satisfaction

as an act of the penitent, 1491

forms of penance and their purposes, 1460

purposes of, 1494

through the penance imposed by the confessor, 1460

effects of the sacrament

anticipating the Last Judgment, 1470

brings about a “spiritual resurrection,” 1468

gives pardon for offense committed against God, 1422

reconciling with God, 980, 1468

reconciling with the Church, 980, 1422, 1469

recovering grace, 1446, 1468

forgiveness and Penance and Reconciliation

the Church as a place of reconciliation, 755

God reconciles the world to Himself in Christ, 433

pardon as the fundamental condition of Reconciliation, 2844

reconciliation of all Christians in the unity of Christ’s Church, 822

reconciliation with the Church, 1443-45

ways of reconciliation, 981, 1449, 1455

See also Forgiveness of sins

liturgical celebration or rite of the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

actions of the penitent (see Penance and Reconciliation: acts of the penitent)

actions of the priest, 1491

changes in liturgical celebration of the sacrament of Penance over the centuries, 1447-48

communal, 1482-83

fundamental structure, 1448, 1480

minister of, 1461-62, 1466

necessity of the sacrament

for receiving the other sacraments, 1385

for Reconciliation with God and with the Church, 1484

for recovering the grace of justification, 1446

for obtaining forgiveness of mortal sins, 1395

titles for the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

sacrament of

Confession, 1424, 1455-58

conversion, 1423

forgiveness, 1395, 1424, 1446

pardon, 1422

Penance, 1423

Reconciliation, 1385, 1424, 1440

remission, 1496

Pentecost

day of full revelation of the Trinity, 732

day of Jesus’ public manifestation, 767, 1076

day of outpouring of the Holy Spirit, 696, 731, 1287, 2623

People of God, 781-86

belonging to, 836, 871

the Church as, 781-86

diversity of peoples and cultures in, 814

faith of the, 93, 99

gathering together of, 761-62, 776, 865

Israel’s election as, 762

Jews, non-Christians and, 839

ministries as a help to, 874

of the Old Covenant and the new people of God, 840

peculiarities of, 782

priestly, 784

prophetic, 785

royal, 786

universality of, 831, 885

Perfection

charity as the “bond of perfection,” 1827

Christ as the way of, 1953

of creation, 302, 310

of creatures, 41, 330, 339

as the fruit of the Holy Spirit, 1832

God as the fullness of all, 41, 213, 370

human virtues and, 1804

journey of, 2015

man and woman reflect God’s, 370

of Mary and the Church, 829

movement of the will and heart in moral, 1770, 1775

must be acquired by the faithful, 825, 1709, 2013, 2028

must be found in seeking what is true and good, 1704

Perjury

consequences of, 2476

gravity of, 1756, 2153, 2163

meaning of, 2152

Persecution

of Christ, 530

of the Church, 675, 769, 1816

Perseverance

in faith, 162

final perseverance and retribution, 2016

in prayer, 2728, 2742-43

Person(s)

and the common good, 1738, 1905, 1912-13

communication through the media and, 2492, 2494

constitution of, 362

destined for eternal beatitude, 1703

differences between, 1946

as God’s image, 1730

identity of, 203, 2158

integrity of, 2338-45

is capable, 1704

respect for, 1907, 1929-33, 2212, 2297-98, 2477, 2479, 2524

and scientific research, 2292-96

and their goods, 2407-18

rights and duties of, 1738, 2070, 2108, 2270, 2273

sexuality and, 2332, 2337

and society, 1878-89, 1929

state and, 2237

as the temple of the Holy Spirit, 364

transcendent nature of the human, 1295, 2245

work and, 2428

See also Man; Society

dignity of the person, 1700-1876

artificial insemination and, 2377

attempts to influence the genetic inheritance and, 2275

euthanasia and, 2277, 2324

experiments on the human creature and, 2295

foundation of, 225, 357, 1700, 1730,1934, 2126

implications of, 1780, 1930, 1938, 1944, 2339, 2467

pornography, prostitution, violation, and, 2354-56

and religious freedom, 1738, 1747, 2106

respect for, 1935, 2158, 2235, 2267, 2297, 2304

sin and, 1487, 2261, 2320, 2353, 2414

and social justice, 1911, 1913, 1926, 1929, 1938, 2213, 2238, 2402

Peter (the apostle)

denial and conversion of, 1429, 1851

faith in Christ, 153, 424, 440, 442

as head of the apostles, 552, 765, 880-81

offices of, 552, 642, 881

Roman bishop (see Supreme Pontiff)

as witness of Christ’s Resurrection, 641-42

Petition, 2734. See also Prayer

Pharisees

behavior of, 576, 579, 595, 993, 2054

disagreement between Christ and, 574, 581, 588, 596, 2285

Jesus’ relations with, 575

Physician

care of the human body and of health, 2288-89

immoral actions of, 2377, 2537

Jesus Christ as physician of souls and bodies, 1421, 1484, 1503-05

professional secrecy, 2491

Piety

devotion to the Virgin Mary, 971

filial, 2215

as a gift of the Holy Spirit, 1303, 1831

popular piety and catechesis, 1674, 2688

Pilgrimage

appropriate times for, 1438

of the Church, 769

as a form of piety and devotion, 1674, 2101

man’s earthly, 1013, 1419

significance of, 2691

Places for celebrating divine worship, 1179-86, 1198-99

Pleasure(s)

sexual

intemperate, 2351-56

temperate, 2362

spiritual, 2500

temperance, the virtue that moderates the attraction of, 1809

Political authority/community

action of resisting oppression by political power, 2243

authority exercised within limits, 1923

Christian faithful intervening in political organization of social life, 899, 2442

community and the Church, 2244-46

control of political opinion, 2499

distinction between the service of God and the service of, 2242

human rights and political authorities, 2273

moral judgment of the Church in matters related to political order, 2246

prayer for political authorities, 1900

regimes and the common good, 1901-04, 2237

Polygamy

contrary to the equal personal dignity of man and woman, 1645

as an offense committed against the dignity of matrimony, 2387

in the Old Law, 1610

Polytheism, 2112

Pope. See Supreme Pontiff

Popular. See nouns to which it refers

Pornography, 2211, 2354, 2396

Poverty

arms race harmful to the poor, 2329

Christ as a poor person, 517, 525, 544, 1351, 2407

concern, care, and love for the poor, 886, 1033, 1435, 1825, 1941, 2208, 2405, 2443-49

detachment from riches as a lifestyle, 2544-45

duty of rich nations in solidarity toward the poor, 2439-40

Eucharist commits us to, 1397

as an evangelical counsel, 915

kingdom of heaven and, 544

in spirit, 709, 716, 1716, 2544-47

as the way of Christ and the Church, 544, 786, 852

See also the Needy

Power

Christ gives, 1504, 1566, 1615, 1642

of darkness and freedom from it in Baptism, 1250

God gives, 1432, 2584, 2848

of God’s Word, 124, 131, 2057

of the Holy Spirit, 703, 735, 798, 1107, 1285, 1520, 1550, 1624, 1704, 2472

of human nature, 60, 405, 661, 822, 2090, 2520

of Jesus Christ, 635, 649, 664, 668, 1441, 1503

loving God with all your mind, 1, 201

of man, 943, 1731, 1861, 1884, 2002

military force, 2309

“Power of the keys,” 553, 981-83

of prayer, 2610

of Providence, 302

sacraments give, 1116, 1496, 1521, 1588

of the state, 1904, 2237, 2239, 2241, 2244

of the Supreme Pontiff and of the episcopal college, 882-83

Power of God

divine omnipotence is in no way arbitrary, 271

faith in God’s omnipotence, 273-74

God’s apparent powerlessness, 272

God’s power in the sacraments, 1128

manifestations of God’s power, 277, 296, 648, 1508, 2500

power of Christ, 449, 649

power of the Holy Spirit, 496, 1127, 1238, 2778

properties of God’s power, 268, 270

Sacred Scripture declares the, 269

the Word of God as power, 124, 131

Powers

of darkness, 409, 680

fighting the kingdom of Christ, 671

occult, 2116-17

victory of the Church over the powers of death, 552

Praise(s)

beauty of creation as a hymn of, 32

blessings of, 1081, 1671

Eucharist as thanksgiving and praise to the Father, 1358-61

of God, 1138, 2171, 2513

life consecrated to praise of God, 920, 2687

prayer of, 2098, 2639-43

Psalms as, 2585, 2589

significance of, 2639

temporal things and praise of the Creator, 898, 1670

See also Liturgy