The Holy SeeCatechism of the Catholic Church

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Daily
significance of the word, 2837

Darkness
faith leads us out of, 2466
light and darkness in Dualism and Manichaeism, 285
man's struggle against the powers of, 409

Day
of Christ's Resurrection, 2174
of creation, 337, 2169
of death, 1682
the eighth, 349
Forty days, 538, 540, 659
holy day of obligation and feast, 1389, 2177, 2181, 2185, 2187-88
Judgment Day, 678, 681, 1040, 1059
the last, 841, 994, 1001, 2730
the Lord's Day, 1166-67, 2170, 2174-88
resurrection on the last, 364, 989
the seventh, 345,
after 2051, 2168-73

Deacon(s)
character imprinted on deacons in Holy Orders, 1570
diaconate as a degree of the sacrament of Holy Orders, 1554
as a help to the bishop and priests, 886, 1554, 1569, 1596
ordained "to the ministry," 1538, 1569-71
permanent diaconate, 1571
respect for, 896, 1554
solemnity in ordaining, 1572-74
tasks of, 1256, 1570, 1588, 1596

Death
"At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love," 1022
bringing about the death of others, 2261, 2269, 2277, 2296
Christian, 1010-14, 2299
Christian vision of death expressed in the liturgy, 1012
Christians in danger of, 1307, 1314, 1463, 1483, 1512
condition of passing from death to life, 1470
as the consequence of sin, 1008
to die in mortal sin, 1033
to die "with the sign of faith," 1274
dying in Christ Jesus, 1005-14
as the end of life, 1007
eternal death in hell, 1861
as a ground for meditation, 1687
preparation for, 1014
punishment of, 2267
respect for the bodies of the dead, 2300
and resurrection, 992, 996
suffering death for the sake of the faith, 1258
transformed by Christ, 1009

after death
        call to share in the life of the Trinity, 265
        destiny of the just, 989, 1027-29
        destiny of the soul, 366
        final purification or Purgatory, 1030-32, 1472
        hell, 1033-37 (see also Hell)
        the Last Judgment, 1038-41
        living in heaven is "to be with Christ," 1023-26
        no "reincarnation" after, 1013
        no repentance after, 393
        particular judgment, 1021-22
        resurrection of the flesh, 990, 996-97
        soul and body, 1005

Christian interpretations of death
        consequence of sin, 400-03, 1008
        end of earthly life, 1007
        entry into eternal life, 1020
        fulfillment of the new birth, 1682
        participation in the death of the Lord, 1006
        positive meaning of, 1010-14
        sign of human weakness, 2448

death of Jesus
        characteristics of, 627
        Christ's descent into hell, 632-35
        effects of, 1019
        Jesus accepts, 609, 612
        responsibility for, 597
        significance of, 571, 599, 601, 605, 613-14, 624
        See also Christ: mysteries of Christ's life

Decalogue. See Commandment(s)

Deceased
celebration of funerals, 1689
communion with the dead, 958
Eucharist and prayers in suffrage for the dead, 1032, 1056, 1371, 1414
indulgences for the dead, 1471, 1479
respect for the bodies of the dead, 2300
See also Funerals

Decision
free decision of the citizens, 1901

Defense
of the family, 2209, 2211
of human dignity, 1929
legitimate defense, 2263-67
        effects of, 2263
        goals for, 2266
        as a grave duty for someone responsible for another's life, 2265
        reasons for, 2264, 2309
        right to, 1909, 2308
of one's country, 2240
of peace, 2302-17

Demography, 2372

Demon
apostles and their power to cast out, 1506
Baptism as renunciation of the devil, 1237
deliverance from the Devil, 2850, 2853-54
exorcisms for casting out, 517, 550, 1237, 1673
fallen angels, 391, 392, 414
idolatry and recourse to, 2113, 2116-17
Jesus and His power over, 421, 447, 539, 550, 566, 635-36, 1086, 1708
Jesus and temptations of the Devil, 538-40, 566, 2119
man's struggle against the power of darkness, 407, 409
meaning and etymology of the word "Devil," 2851
origin of evil, 397, 413, 1707, 2583, 2851
works of the Devil, 394-95, 398, 2851-52

Desert
interior desert and the eremitic life, 921
Jesus in the desert, 538-40, 566

Desire
anger as desire for revenge, 2302
battle against disordered, 2520
for Christ's return, 524
condemnation of unruly, 1871, 2336, 2380, 2480, 2535-40
for conversion, 1431
envy as desire for another's good, 2539, 2553
God's, 27-30, 2736
for God's kingdom, 2632, 2818
for the good, 1707, 1765
for happiness, 1718-19, 1725, 2548
of the Holy Spirit, 2541-43, 2737, 2764
Jesus', 607, 1130
man and his desire for God, 2548-50, 2557, 2566, 2589, 2709, 2784
for money, 2424
as passion, 1772
to pray, 2601
to proclaim Christ, 425, 429
temperance and moderation of, 1809
See also Concupiscence; Lust

Despair
causes for the loss of hope, 844, 1501
consequences of, 2091

Destiny
institutions and man's, 2244, 2257
man's, 30, 311, 1008, 1031, 1036, 1703, 1995, 2371
of the world and of creation, 295, 302, 1046-47

Deterrence
from war, 2315

Detraction
consequences of, 2479
as morally unacceptable, 2477

Development
and the common good, 1908
man's, 2461
moral, 1784
of peoples, 2315
See also Advancement; Growth

Devil. See Demon

Devotion
formation of true, 24
of the People of God as a complement to the Liturgy of the Hours, 1178
popular religious expression and, 1676
promises and vows as forms of, 2101-02

Diakonia (Service), 1569, 1588

Dialogue
among men as a human necessity, 1879
between the churches to achieve the unity of Christians, 821, 1126
man's dialogue with God, 27, 1153, 2063, 2575, 2653
with other religions, with philosophy and science, 39
with those who do not accept the Gospel, 856

Dignity
affronts to personal, 1487, 2261, 2275, 2295, 2297, 2324, 2353-55, 2377, 2414, 2418, 2424, 2436 (see also Respect)
all members of the family are persons equal in, 2203
of conjugal love, 1632
contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer, 2418
equal personal dignity of man and woman, 369, 2334
equal personal dignity of spouses, 1645
equality of dignity of God's children, 872, 1468, 1692, 1698, 1934
of the human body as God's image, 364, 1004
of the human person, 1700-876
of love raised to dignity of a sacrament, 1601, 1603, 1638, 1660
of man created by God, 306, 308
of the People of God, 782, 786
of priests, 1587, 1595
profit and, 2424
reasons for and signs of, 27, 356-57, 1700, 1706, 1730, 1956, 2524
respect for and defense of, 1929, 2158, 2235, 2238, 2267, 2279, 2284-301, 2304, 2402, 2407, 2479, 2494, 2521, 2526
scandal and respect for the dignity of others, 2284-301 (see also Scandal)
unemployment as an insult to, 2436

Diocese
definition of, 833

Disability(ies)
euthanasia and persons with, 2277
solidarity, care, and responsibility for persons with, 2208, 2276
See also the Sick

Discernment
of charisms, 800
of earthly goods and their use, 1729
the Holy Spirit gives, 2690
of man's state and his activity, 407, 1780
of popular piety and the religious sense, 1676
of trials, 2847

Disciples of Christ
as brother of Christ, 654
common vocation of, 1533
communion between Jesus and, 787-88
Confirmation as assumption of the responsibility of, 1319
formation of, 1248
gifts given over by Christ to, 908
Jesus' invitation that we may become His disciples, 520
nourishment for, 1275, 1494, 1709, 2601, 2844
prayer of, 2612, 2621
powers of, 983
requirements and essential duties of, 562, 915, 1693, 1816, 1823, 1986, 2262, 2347, 2427, 2466, 2612
unity of, 820, 2791
vocation of, 618, 767
what it means to become, 546, 2475, 2614

Disciples of Jesus of Nazareth
experience of the disciples before the reality of the risen Jesus, 643-44
first, 949
Holy Spirit, sent by Jesus to his disciples, 696, 730, 788, 2623
Last Supper and, 1339
manifestation of the risen Christ to, 645, 647
miracles performed by disciples in the name of Jesus, 434, 1506
mission of, 542
prayer taught to, 2701, 2722, 2759
proclamation of, 425
reaction of, 1336
witness of the Resurrection historically confirmed by, 656

Discrimination
access to employment without unjust, 2433
action incompatible with God's design, 1935
unjust discrimination against homosexuals, 2358

Divination
as an activity contrary to God, 2115-17, 2138

Divine pedagogy, 53, 708, 1950, 1964

Divine Persons
actions of the Persons that manifest their properties, 258, 267
Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, 466, 468, 470, 473, 477, 481, 483, 626
distinction of, 254, 266, 680
God the Father, First Person of the Trinity, 198
Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, 245, 684-86, 731
meaning of the term "Person" in the Trinity, 252
relationships between, 255
unity of the nature of, 202, 253
See also Trinity

Divinity
false, 1723, 2112
God the Father as the source and origin of the whole, 245
of the Holy Spirit, 245, 684
of the Holy Trinity, 253-54, 266
of Jesus, 209, 455, 464-69, 484, 515, 653, 663, 1374, 1413
participation of man in divinity of God, 460

Divisions
among the disciples, 1336
among the Jerusalem authorities concerning Jesus, 595-96
cause of divisions among Christians, 821
consequences of Christian, 855
human division overcome by the unity of the Mystical Body, 791, 866
the "Our Father" prayer as a common patrimony notwithstanding, 2791-92

Divorce
consequences of divorce between Catholic spouses, 1650, 1664, 2384-85, 2400
definition of, 2384
indissolubility of marriage and, 2382
innocence of an unjustly abandoned spouse, 2386
legitimacy of civil, 2383
works of charity for those who have undergone, 1651

Doctrine
Christian doctrine
        brief formulae of, 186
        goals of, 25, 78, 98
        Gospel, unparalleled doctrine, 127
        initiative of lay Christians, necessary for permeating social realities with the demands of, 899
        Jesus' teaching as the Father's teaching, 427
        Sermon on the Mount as teaching for life, 2764
        summary of Christian teaching, 9-10
        teaching, 5, 11, 427, 2179
        texts for sacred song in conformity with Catholic teaching, 1158
        truth of Christian doctrine in the witness of martyrdom, 2473
        See also Catechesis

social doctrine of the Church, 2419-25
        course of history explained in light of the Gospel (as found) in, 2421-22
        development of, 2412-22
        guidelines for action offered in, 2423-25
        temporal aspects in, 2420

Dogma
definition of dogma by the Church's authority, 88
of the faith, 88-90
of the Immaculate Conception, 491
formation of dogma of the Holy Trinity, 249-52
of the Holy Trinity, 253-56
Domestic church. See Family; Marriage (Matrimony)

Doubt
disciples' doubt concerning Jesus' resurrection, 644
about God's love, 2119
prudence, the virtue to overcome doubt about good and evil, 1806
about voluntary and involuntary faith, 2088

Dove
Holy Spirit, the Baptism of Jesus, and, 535
meaning of, 701

Doxology
final, 2855-56
origin of, 2641
as thanksgiving and praise, 1003

Drugs, harmful
production, trafficking, and use of as a grave offense, 2291
protecting the family from, 2211

Dualism, 285

Duties, religious
to adjust the liturgy to different cultures, 1205
to avoid scandal, 2489
of bearing witness to the truth, 2467, 2472
to behave as children of God, 2784
to believe in God and bear witness to the truth, 2087, 2471-72
to celebrate the saving work of Christ, 1163
to form an enlightened and correct conscience, 2496
to help and defend the family, 2209-10, 2211
to help and educate children, 2221-31, 2252
to help one's neighbor, 1932-33, 2198, 2444, 2446
to honor one's parents, 2214-20
of listening to one's conscience, 1778
to make one's opinions known pertaining to the good of the Church, 907
to make reparation for injustices and lies, 2487
to observe the commandments of the Church, 578, 2037
to parents and superiors, 2199, 2234
to participate in the liturgy, 1141
of praying for the coming of the Kingdom, 2817
to proclaim the Gospel, 848, 888
of promoting clemency and mercy, 2298
to reject false oaths, 2151
of rightly enjoying God's gifts, 2820
of worshiping God, 2083, 2104-05, 2136

Duty(ies)
of children, 2214-20
of citizens, 2238-43
of the civil authorities, 2235-37, 2498
of creating better conditions for human life, 1926
Decalogue as a light for revealing essential, 2070, 2072
of defending the nation, 2310
development as a summary of all social duties, 1908
distinction between the rights and duties of citizens and of the Christian faithful, 912
of legitimate defense, 2265-66, 2321
nations have duty of solidarity, 2439
natural law as the foundation of, 1956, 1978
of obeying authority, 1900
of parents, 2221-31
of participating in social life, 1913, 1916
of permitting people to fulfill their vocation, 1907
of regulating production and the sale of arms, 2316
of regulating the right to property, 2406
of respecting the freedom of others, 1738
of respecting persons, 1907, 2432
of serving the truth in disseminating information, 2497
towards the family, 2211
of voicing criticism concerning things harmful to the dignity of persons and the common good, 2238
to work, 2427

Dying, 2279, 2299

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