Index to References to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

This index is arranged in order of the Parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Part 1:

The Profession of Faith

Part 2:

The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

Part 3:

Life in Christ

Part 4:

Christian Prayer

 

Part 1:  The Profession of Faith

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27-35 Desire for God; approaches to the knowledge of God
27-43 Desire for God
51-57 God's revelation in history
101-108 Christ, the unique word, the inspiration and truth of Scripture
109-119 The Holy Spirit, interpreter of the Scripture
131-133

Scripture in the life of the church

144-149 Obedience of Faith
144-165 “I believe” - the obedience of faith and the characteristics of faith
153-165 Characteristics of faith
163-165 Faith as the beginning of eternal life
168-169 “Look on the faith of your church.”
170-171 The language of faith
172-175 Only one faith through the centuries
200-227 I Believe in God The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth
232-248 The revelation of God as Trinity
249-260 Formation of the doctrine of the Trinity and Trinitarian missions
293-301 The world has been created for the glory of God; (Missionary activity “names” that God)
302-314 God's providence
328-336 The Angels
369-373 Male and Female equality and difference willed by God
386-389 Where Sin Abounded, Grace Abounded All The More
391-395 Fall of the angels
410-412 God has not abandoned the human race to the power of death (after the Fall)
422-429 Christ at the heart of catechesis
430-435 Jesus (the meaning and significance of the name)
430-440 Jesus, the Christ (the anointed one)
446-451 Jesus is Lord
456-460 The Word became flesh
456-503 Why Did The Word Become Flesh?
464-469 Jesus, true God and true human person
470-478 How the Son of God is a Divine person yet man
SMMG 484-487 Conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary
512-519 Christ's Life a Mystery
514-521 Christ's Whole Life is Mystery
525-526 The Christian Mystery
528 The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord
529 Presentation of the Child Jesus in the temple
530 Flight into Egypt
535-537 The Baptism of Jesus
541-546 Proclamation of the Kingdom
547-550 Signs of the Kingdom
554-556 A foretaste of the Kingdom: the Transfiguration
577-582 Jesus and the Law
583-586

Jesus and the temple

595-605

The authorities and the death of Jesus

599-605 Christ’s redemptive death in the divine plan of salvation
606-618 Jesus offers himself to the Father for our sins
641-644 Apparitions of the Risen One
645-646 The risen humanity of Jesus
651-655 The meaning and salvific import of the resurrection
659-667 Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father
668-679 He will come in glory to judge the living and the dead
671-674 The Glorious Advent of Christ
702-716 The Holy Spirit has spoken through the prophets
717-720 John the Baptist
721-726 Rejoice Mary! You are full of grace
727-730 The Holy Spirit brings the work of Jesus to completion
731-732 The Holy Spirit and the “Last” times
731-741 The Holy Spirit and the church of the “Last” times
737-741 The Holy Spirit and the church
759-769 The role of John the Baptist
771-801 The church as visible and spiritual; the universal sacrament of salvation; charisms
797-798

The church - temple of the Holy Spirit

830-856 The church is catholic; mission is a consequence
857-896 The Church is apostolic
880-882 The episcopal college and its head, the Pope
886-889 Conversion and society
897-913 Laity in Christ's Mission
914-933 Consecrated life in the church
936-937 St. Peter the foundation of the Church & the Pope is his successor.
946-959 The communion of saints
964-967 Mary's Motherhood with regard to The Church
976-983 I believe in the forgiveness of sins
988-1014 I believe in the resurrection of the body
1010-1014 Christian Meaning of Death
1020-1022 "I believe in life everlasting" & The particular judgment
1030-1032 The final Purification, or Purgatory
1033-1037 Hell
1038-1041 The Last Judgement
1042-1050 The Hope of the New Heaven & the New Earth

 

Part 2:  The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

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1077-1109 Liturgy: work of the Trinity
1113-1130 Sacraments of Christ; sacraments of faith; sacraments of salvation
1130 The Sacraments of Eternal Life
1223-1225 The baptism of Jesus in the economy of salvation
1226-1228 Baptism in the church
1262-1274 Faith and the effects of Baptism
1285-1314 Confirmation in the economy of salvation
1324-1327 Eucharist as source and summit of the church’s life
1333-1336 The signs of bread and wine and the new meaning given them
1333-1344 The Eucharist in the plan of salvation, The institution of the Eucharist
1373-1375 The presence of Jesus in the Eucharist by the power of his word and the Holy Spirit
1373-1381 Christ’s presence (in the Eucharist) by the power of his word and the Holy Spirit
1382-1390 The Eucharist as paschal meal
1383-1389 The Eucharist as paschal meal
1391-1401 The Fruits of Holy Communion
1396-1401 The Eucharist and unity
1402-1405 Eucharist as pledge of eternal life
1424-1425 Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
1427-1429 Conversion and Repentance
1450-1460 Acts of the penitent and the forgiveness of sins (sacrament of reconciliation)
1499-1523 Prayer and healing in the anointing of the sick
1539-1553 The sacrament of orders in the economy of salvation
1554-1571 Degrees of Orders in the church
1602-1617 Marriage in the plan of God
1621-1654 The Celebration of Marriage
1618-1620 Virginity for the kingdom
1643-1654 The Goods and Requirements of Conjugal love
1655-1658 The Domestic Church
1681-1683 Death as the Christian’s final Pass-over
     
     

 

Part 3:  Life in Christ

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1716-1724 Our call to happiness
1718-1719 The desire for happiness
1720-1724 Christian happiness
1731-1738 Responsibility and imputability
1739-1742 Human freedom in salvation
1750-1756 The morality of human acts
1762-1770 The passion; the passions and moral life
1776-1778 The Judgment of Moral Conscience
1776-1785 Judgment of conscience; formation of conscience
1776-1794 The moral conscience
1814-1816 The Theological Virtues: Faith
1816 Professing Faith in Christ
1817-1821 Hope
1822-1829 Charity
1830-1831 The gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit
1846-1848 Mercy and sin
1877-1882 The communitarian character of the human vocation
1877-1889 The communitarian character of the human vocation, Conversion and society
1886-1889 Conversion and society
1890-1891 The Human person needs life in society
1897-1904 Authority
1905-1917 The Common Good
1913-1916 Responsibility and participation
1929-1938 Respect for the Human Person
1939-1942 Human solidarity
1950-1964 The moral law
1965-1974 The New Law
1987-1995 Justification
1987-2011 Justification, grace, merit
1996-2005 Grace
1996-2016 Grace and merit
2006-2011 Merit
2012-2016 Christian holiness
2084-2094 Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God
2095-2109 Worship God alone
2110-2141 “No other gods before me”; the name Christian
2150-2155 Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain
2168-2188 The Sabbath
2181 The Sunday Eucharist
2196-2233 The Fourth commandment
2214-2233 Duties of the members of the family; the family and the Kingdom
2232-2233 The Family and the Kingdom
2234-2246 Authority in civil society
2259-2283 Respect for human life
2284-2301 Respect for personal dignity
2302-2317 Safeguarding peace
2331-2391 The Sixth Commandment
2401-2406 The universal destination of goods and private property
2407-2418 Respect for people and their goods
2419-2436 The social doctrine of the church, economic activity, and social justice
2437-2442 Justice and solidarity between nations
2443-2449 Love for the poor
2464-2474 To live in the truth; to bear witness to the truth
2471-2492 Bearing witness to the truth
2514-2527 Purity of Heart (9th commandment)
2534-2550 The tenth commandment
2535-2543 Covetousness versus the desires of the Spirit
2544-2550 Poverty of heart; “I wish to see God”
     
     

 

Part 4:  Christian Prayer

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2598-2619 The prayer of Jesus and Mary
2629-2636 Prayer of petition and intercession
2637-2643 Prayer of thanksgiving and praise
2725-2728 The struggle to pray
2734-2741 Child-like confidence in prayer
2742-2745 Christian Prayer: Persevering in Love
2777-2785 We dare to approach in confidence to say: "Our Father"
2786-2793 Our Father
2794-2796 Our Father in heaven
2816-2821 Thy kingdom come
2822-2827 Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
2838-2845 Forgive us
2846-2854 Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil
2855-2856 The Final Doxology
     

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