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Appendix A. Glossary • 529

present. They are also contained in

conciliar and episcopal documents.


“The principle of

solidarity, also articulated in terms

of ‘friendship’ or ‘social charity,’

is a direct demand of human and

Christian brotherhood” (CCC, no.

1939). This involves a love for all

peoples that transcends national,

racial, ethnic, economic, and ideo-

logical differences. It respects the

needs of others and the common

good in an interdependent world.


The immortal spiritual

part of a person; the soul does not

die with the body at death, and it

is reunited with the body in the

final resurrection.


These are actions that help our

neighbor in their spiritual needs.

They include counseling the

doubtful, instructing the ignorant,

admonishing the sinner, comforting

the sorrowful, forgiving injuries,

bearing wrongs patently, and pray-

ing for the living and the dead.


A condition

in which our sins have been for-

given and we are reconciled with

God, though purification from sin’s

effects may still be needed. A person

is first in a state of grace, sharing

in God’s life, following Baptism. If

a person falls out of that state, he

or she can be subsequently recon-

ciled to God, especially through the

Sacrament of Penance.


“A community of

a higher order should not interfere

in the internal life of a community

of a lower order, depriving the latter

of its functions, but rather should

support it in case of need and help

it to coordinate its activity with

the activities of the rest of society,

always with a view to the common

good” (CCC, no. 1883).


Christians celebrate the

Sunday because it is the day of the

Lord’s Resurrection and the begin-

ning of the new creation. Catholics

are obliged to participate in the

celebration of the Eucharist on

Sundays and to devote the remain-

der of the day to rest, relaxation,

spiritual reflection, and activities

that are consonant with this.



A noble repository

located in a prominent place in a

Catholic church in which uncon-

sumed hosts that have become the

Body of Christ are reserved for later

use as well as a focus for adoration

and prayer.