CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SECOND EDITION

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Prefatory Note to Index The following index is an English translation of the Index Analyticus that appeared in the Latin typical edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated on August 15, 1997. For the most part, this index is a literal rendering of the Latin, with attention given to maintaining consistency with the language of the English edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Index Analyticus was designed to be both a general subject index as well as a conceptual index of the contents of the Catechism, and this English translation is faithful to that design. This English translation does not participate in the approval of the Latin typical edition given in the apostolic letter Laetamur Magnopere of Pope John Paul II, by which the Latin text was approved and promulgated. Abandonment Disciples, 1851 God never abandons His people, 2577 Mary's abandonment of herself to God, 506 to providence, 305, 322, 2115 to the will of God, 2677 Abba the Spirit of the Son of God in our hearts, crying out: "Abba! Father!" 683, 742, 1303, 2766, 2777 Abel fratricide against, 401, 2559 as the venerated just man, 58 Abortion moral precepts and, 2271, 2274 and respect for life, 2270 those who help obtain an, 2272 Abraham Abraham's prayer, 2569, 2570, 2592 calling of, 59, 72, 762 divine blessing and, 59, 1080 God's covenant with, 72, 992, 2571 Jesus, stem of, 527 as model of hope, 165, 1819 as model of obedience in believing God, 144-46, 165, 2572, 2676 Muslims and the faith of, 841 a people sprung from its father Abraham, 63, 709, 762, 1541 promises made to, 422, 705, 706, 1222, 1716, 1725, 2571, 2619 Absolution See Penance and Reconciliation Abstinence in preparing for liturgical feasts, 2043 Acceptance/accepting Christian initiation and acceptance of the Gospel, 1229, 1247 of foreigners, 2241 of forgiveness, 1989 of God's grace, 2001 of God's love, 2712, 2792 of God's mercy, 1847, 1991 of grace, 678, 682 of homosexuals, 2358 of Jesus' word, 528, 543, 764, 1967, 2835 Man's acceptance of divine life, 505 Mary's acceptance, 148, 502, 2617 of one's neighbor, 2519 of the poor, 2449 of Revelation through faith, 35, 99 of the vocation of children, 2233 "Whoever receives you receives me," 858 of the Word of God, 839, 1719, 2030, 2086, 2835 Acclamation given to Jesus entering Jerusalem, 559 Accusation. See Penance and Reconciliation: the acts of the penitent: confession Acedia, 1866, 2733,2755. See also Sloth Action/acting according to God, 798, 1695, 2000, 2752 as a Christian, 3, 16, 1813, 2031, 2047, 2181 Christ's (see Christ) the Church's, 771, 1072, 1074, 1083 ethical (see Conscience) of evangelization, 900, 905 freedom and, 302, 323, 1731, 1744, 1745 God's, 260, 292, 301, 308, 988, 1148, 1164, 1325, 1448, 2008, 2084, 2171, 2258, 2564, 2738 of grace, 644, 1453, 1742 of the Holy Spirit in Mary, 2675, 2682 human, 236, 307, 1146, 1148, 1724, 1806, 2306, 2668, 2670 intention in, 1752 Jesus in, 576, 1575, 2076 liturgical, 15, 1070, 1074, 1088, 1097, 1108, 1111, 1136, 1140, 1153, 1155 merit of, 2006, 2008 ministers acting in the person of Christ, 875, 935, 1548, 1563, 1581, 1584 moral action drawing its meaning from the Covenant, 2061 pastoral, 2352, 2423 prayer and, 2157, 2166, 2570, 2670 purpose of, 1752 social, 407, 1883, 2442 of the Trinity, 648 truth in, 2468 by virtue of love, 1972 as a witness of the Gospel, 2472 Activity apostolate activity as of the Mystical Body, 863 Christian carrying the cross in daily, 2427 Christian family and its, 2205 of the Church, 824, 828, 1442 economic, 2424, 2426, 2431 of God, 2500, 2501 human activity directed by God, 912, 1818, 2172, 2185 just wage and the activity of work, 2434 missionary, 856 See also Action/acting; Work Adam Adam's sin and its consequences, 402-05, 416-17, 1736 grace of original holiness and, 375, 399 Jesus Christ and, 359, 388, 402, 504, 505, 518, 532, 538, 539, 635 Adherence of faith in God, 150, 176, 1098, 1102, 1730, 2609, 2716 of faith to the teachings of the Church, 88 of Jesus to the Father's plan, 566, 2600, 2603, 2620 of Mary to the Father's will, 967 Adolescence and catechesis, 5, 24 and modesty, 2524 and prostitution, 2355 and self-mastery, 2342 and sexual abuse, 2389 Adoption Christ is not an adopted son, 2673, 2717, 2740, 2745, 2766 effects of, 654, 1709, 2784 family adoption of abandoned children, 2379 filial adoption makes men co-heirs of Christ, 2009 filial adoption makes men sons of God, 257, 1077 the freedom of God being given in, 52, 257, 1996 God gives adoption through the sacraments, 537, 1129, 1197, 1265, 1279 in God's plan, 1, 52, 257, 270, 2782 and inheritance of eternal happiness, 1, 294 of man, sons through Jesus Christ, 52, 257, 422, 460, 505, 654, 839, 1110, 1709, 2639, 2782, 2798, 2825 Adoration blessing and, 2626 of God, 2096 of the Incarnate Word by the angels, 333 as principal act of the virtue of religion, 2096, 2628 (see also God) sacred art and, 2502 Adultery definition of, 2380 and desire, 2336, 2528 and divorce, 1650, 2384 and God's commandment, 2052, 2055, 2196 gravity of, 1756, 1856, 1858, 2380, 2400 and the heart of man, 1853, 2517 and insults against the dignity of marriage, 2380-81 Adults adult children and family life, 2214, 2218, 2230 Baptism of, 1247 catechesis of, 5, 2688 catechumenate for, 1232, 1233 Christian initiation of, 1233, 1247 (see also Initiation, Christian) Advancement of economic activities, 2426 See also Development; Growth Advent "Come, Lord Jesus," 2853 coming of Christ and the Last Judgment, 1040 coming of God's kingdom brought on by signs and miracles, 542, 1505 corning of God's kingdom and the defeat of Satan's kingdom, 550 coming of the Holy Spirit and Pentecost, 729, 732 expectation of the coming of Christ, 840 preparation for Christ's coming, 522-24 "Thy kingdom come," 2816-21, 2859 transfiguration as a foretaste of Christ's glorious coming, 556 uncertainty of the time of Christ's glorious coming, 673-74, 1040, 2772 See Consummation; Expectation Advocate Christ, our, 519 Holy Spirit, the other advocate (Paraclete), 692, 729, 1433, 1848 Age adult age of faith distinct from the age of natural growth, 1307-08 for celebrating Confirmation, 1318-19 of discretion for going to Confession, 1457 Agnosticism, 2127, 2128 Almsgiving as a form of penance, 1434, 1438 in the New Law, 1969 as works of charity and mercy, 2447, 2462 Altar blessing of the, 1672 celebration of the Eucharist and the meanings of the, 1383 Eucharist, sacrament of the, 1372 the heart as, 786, 2655 of heaven, 1383, 1589 the Lord's altar built by Abraham, 2570 New Covenant and the, 1182 sacrifice of the cross and the, 1182, 1364, 1366-68, 1939 Ambo, 1184 Amen Christ, the definitive amen of the Father's love, 1065 in the Eucharistic liturgy, 1345 the last word of the "Creed" and of Sacred Scripture, 1061 meaning of, 1062-64, 1348, 1396, 2856, 2865 Analogy analogy of faith, 114 of biblical revelation, 128-30 (see also Typology) the Creator and the likeness of His creatures, 41, 2500 spiritual life and its analogy With the natural life, 1210-12 Anamnesis, 1103, 1106, 1354, 1362 Anaphora, 1352 Angel(s) in the anaphora, 1352 birth of Christ and, 525, 559 Christ and, 331, 538, 954, 1038, 1161 in the Church's life, 334-35 cosmic order and the guardianship of, 57 existence of angels as a truth of faith, 328 fallen, 391-93, 414, 760 Gabriel announcing, 148, 2676 gone astray, 311 guardian, 336 heaven and, 326, 1023-29, 1053 identity and duties of, 329, 332-36, 350-52, 1034, 1352 images in art, 1192, 2131, 2502 protectors of men, 336 Anger as a capital sin, 1866 definition of, 2302 evil and, 1765 and the love of God, 208, 210 murder of Abel and human, 2259 passions and, 1772 Animals difference between man and, 371 relation between man and, 2417, 2456-57 respect for, 2415, 2416, 2418 Annunciation angel salutes Mary as "full of grace" at the, 490 feast day of the, 1171 the fullness of time inaugurated by the, 484 Jesus, the name given by God at the, 430 Mary's consent at the, 973 Mary's prayer and the, 2617 motherhood of Mary and the, 969, 2674 See also Angels; Mary Anointing in Baptism, 1241, 1291 Christ anointed in the Holy Spirit, 438, 690 in Confirmation, 1242, 1289, 1291, 1295, 1300 effects of the Holy Spirit's anointing for the Christian faithful, 91, 698, 786, 2769 in Holy Orders, 1574 significance of, 1293-94 symbol of anointing with oil, 695 Anointing of the Sick, 1499-1525 celebration of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick in the Roman rite, 1513, 1517-19, 1531 effects of, 1520-23, 1532 minister of, 1530 preparation of the faithful for receiving the sacrament of, 1516 purpose of, 1511, 1527 over the centuries, 1512 for whom the sacrament is intended, 1514-15, 1528-29 See also Sacrament(s) Apostasy the Church's final trial and, 675 meaning of, 2089 Moses and the apostasy of his people, 2577 wounds to the unity of the Church and, 817 Apostle(s) acceptance of the teachings of, 87, 949, 2624 apostolic college, 880 (see also Apostolic college) appearances of the Risen One and, 641-42, 644-45, 647 Baptism and, 1226 catechesis of, 1094 choosing and calling of, 2, 75, 96, 858-60, 873, 935, 1086, 1120, 1122, 1575, 2600 the Church and, 688, 756, 857, 865, 869, 1342, 2032 Holy Spirit and, 244, 746, 798, 1287, 1288, 1299, 1302, 1315, 1485, 1556 imposition of hands and, 699, 1288, 1299, 1315 institution of the Eucharist and, 610-11, 1337, 1339-41 ministry of Reconciliation and, 981, 1442, 1461 power of the apostles to forgive sins, 981, 983, 984, 1442, 1444, 1485, 1586 preaching of, 76 sacrament of Holy Orders and, 1087, 1536, 1565, 1576, 1577, 1594 significance of the Apostles' mission, 858 successors of, 77, 861-63, 892, 938, 1313, 1560, 1562, 2068 transmission of the faith and, 171, 173, 605, 815, 816, 889, 1124 transmission of the Word of God and, 3, 81, 84, 96, 126, 571 witness of the, 664, 1518 Apostolate the Church's, 863-64 and the Eucharist, 864, 1324 of lay people, 900, 905, 940 Apostolic. See Church Apostolic college choosing the, 1577 episcopal college and, 880 New Covenant and, 816 office of binding and loosing, 881, 1444 of the twelve and Peter, 552 Apostolic succession, 861, 1087 as the bond of the Church's unity, 815 reason for, 77 safeguards the communion in the faith, 1209 Ark of the Covenant and prayer of the People of God, 2578, 2594 symbol of salvation and the, 2130 tables of the Testimony and the, 2058 Arms accumulation of, 2315 arms race, 2315, 2329, 2438 conditions for resorting to, 2243, 2309 indiscriminate use of, 2314 production and sale of, 2316 refusal to bear, 2311 as a threat to peace, 2317 Art likeness to God's activity in creation, 2501 sacred, 2500, 2502-03, 2513 See also Icon(s); Images, holy Artificial fertilization insemination or heterologous artificial fertilization as gravely immoral, 2376 as morally unacceptable, 2377 Artificial insemination as morally unacceptable, 2376-77 Ascension of Christ celebration of, 2177 See also Christ Ascesis fidelity to the baptismal promises and, 2340 mastery of the will and, 1734 spiritual growth and, 2015 Assembly the Church as an assembly of men, 541, 751-52, 771, 777-78 directing an assembly and presiding over it, 1184, 1348 Eucharistic, 1329, 1348, 1383, 1566, 2777 Holy Spirit at work in, 1092, 1112 human, 1880 liturgical, 752, 1097, 1102, 1144, 1167, 1193, 2760 participation of, 1141, 1372, 2178 prayer and, 2585-86, 2589 preparation and disposition of the assembly for the liturgy, 1098, 1112, 1154, 1236, 1688 profession of faith in, 167 of the saints, 946, 1372, 2006 Sunday, 1167, 1174, 2188 Assent of faith to the Magisterium's definitions, 891 religious assent of the mind to the Magisterium's ordinary teaching, 892 Assistance/assisting the Angels' assistance to men, 332, 335 of deacons, 1369, 1570 divine assistance to the Supreme Pontiff and the bishops, 892 the family, 2211 of the Holy Spirit, 86, 94, 688, 2182, 2422 at the liturgy, 2178, 2180 from the Lord to the sick, 1520 social assistance for well-being, 2288 Associations economy and, 2431 providing conditions for, 1928, 1943, 2211 right of association, 900 supporting, 1882, 1893 Associations of wage earners, 2430 Assumption of Mary, 966. See also Mary Atheism agnosticism and, 2128 causes of, 2126, 2424 forms and meanings of, 2123-24 sin of, 2125, 2140 Atonement, 1992. See also Expiation Authority(ies) abuse of civil, 2155, 2242-2298 of the Apostles, 551, 873, 1444, 1575 bishops', 883, 888, 894, 1596, 2034, 2179 Christ's, 581-82, 651, 668-69, 1063, 1441, 1673, 2173 the Church's, 85, 119, 553, 874, 895, 918, 1023, 1125, 1399, 1578, 1635, 1673, 1792, 2037, 2420 of the Church's ministers, 875, 1551, 1563 civil and human, 1900, 1901, 2234 common good and, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1928, 2266, 2293, 2406, 2429, 2498 duties of, 1917, 1923, 2235-36, 2241, 2272, 2316, 2354, 2498 family and, 2202, 2207, 2234 foundation of, 1899, 1918, 1920, 1930 foundation of human, 1897-1904 God's, 156, 239, 668, 1295, 1381, 2086, 2777 illegitimate civil, 2155 Jesus and religious authorities in Jerusalem, 575, 587, 589, 591, 595-96 law as the enactment of, 1951 legitimate exercise of, 1897, 1921 limits to, 2267 of the Magisterium of the Church, 88, 2036 necessary for human society, 1897-98, 1919 refusal to obey, 2256 respect for, 1880 respect for others and, 1902, 1930, 2199, 2254 service of, 2235 of the Supreme Pontiff, 1594, 2034 of the symbol, 194-95 of truth, 1777 war and international, 2308 Autonomy of children, 2232 conscience and the mistaken notion of its, 1792 Autopsies, 2301 Avarice capital sin, 1866

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