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Games of chance, 2413

Genres, literary, in Sacred Scripture, 110

Gentleness, 153, 395, 736, 1832, 2219. See also the Meek

Gestures
liturgical signs and symbols, 1149-50, 1234, 1341
signs and gestures necessary for conversion, 1430, 1435

Gifts. See God: Holy Spirit

Glory
angels glorify God, 350
apostles and the glory of God, 241
Christ's glorification, 124, 312, 429, 663, 1335
Church glorifies God, 434, 824, 1204, 2639
of God and of His blessed life, 257
God reveals His, 2059
human glory does not constitute human happiness, 1723
man deprived of God's, 705
Moses and the glory of God, 210
nature and art glorify God, 1162, 2416, 2502
perfection of the Church's glory in heaven, 769, 1042, 1821, 2550
world created for the glory of God, 293-94

Gluttony, 1866

Gnosticism, 285

God
existence of, 31, 33-35, 46, 48, 286, 2127
greatness of, 41, 223, 272, 283, 300, 306, 1147
heaven as God's own place, 326
image of, 370, 399, 844, 1549, 1702, 1705, 2129-32
Kingdom of (see Kingdom of God)
People of (see People of God)
providence of (see Providence)
Son of (see Christ)
Spirit of (see Holy Spirit)
Word of (see Word of God)
See also Trinity

adoration, prayer, and the worship of God
        commandment to adore and serve Him, 2083-94, 2095-109, 2133-36
        creation with a view to, 347
        departure from the worship of, 2138
        Eucharist as thanksgiving and praise of, 1359-61, 1408
        family as the first community honoring, 2207
        glorification of, 824
        in the liturgy, 1110
        the "Lord's Prayer" (see "Our Father," the prayer)
        means and instruments for giving glory and praise to, 1123, 1162, 1670-71, 1678, 1698, 2062, 2641
        occasions for, 1164, 1167, 1174, 2502, 2513
        offering sacrifices to God, 2099
        prayer of praise must rise up to God, 2589, 2639, 2649
        praying to, 2664, 2800
        sabbath as the Lord's Day, 2168-173, 2189
        significance of, 2097, 2628
        Sunday as the Lord's Day, 2174-88, 2190-95
        tabernacle and church as places favorable for, 1183, 2691

Almighty God
        attributes of God's omnipotence, 268
        God, Father and omnipotent, 268-78
        God's almighty power is righteous and not arbitrary, 271
        "He who is mighty has done great things for me," 273
        importance of knowing about almighty God, 274, 278
        manifestations of divine omnipotence, 277, 312, 315
        mystery of God's apparent powerlessness, 272-74
        universal omnipotence, 269
        works of divine omnipotence, 311, 997, 1004

Creator of the universe and of man, 279, 324
        carries out His plan, 302-14, 320-24
        cause, reason, and purpose of creation, 293-94, 319, 760
        creates
                all things visible and invisible, 325, 327, 337-38
                an ordered and good world, 299
                out of nothing, 296-98
                with wisdom and love, 295
        the Creator alone, 290, 317
        entrusting to man the governance of the world, 1884
        first cause, 308
        forming man, 362, 371, 704
        Lord of life, 2280, 2318
        man created in His image, 355-61, 1701-09
        possibility of knowing the existence of the Creator, 286
        progressively revealing the mystery of creation, 287-88
        question of origins of the world, 285
        transcends creation and is present to it, 300
        upholds and sustains creation, 301

gifts of God
        authority, 1899, 1918
        beatitude, 1722, 1727
        chastity, 2345
        communion, 1489
        compendium of gifts in the Creed, 14, 1692
        contrition, 1452-53
        conversion, 1432
        earth and its resources, 2402
        eternal life, 1016, 1722
        faith, 153, 155, 162, 848, 1381
        freedom, 1730
        God's love for man, 516, 604, 776, 2658
        grace, 1608, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2712
        greatness of gifts, 1692
        health, 169, 620
        Holy Spirit, 683, 733-36, 742
        human cooperation in fulfilling God's plan, 306-07, 323, 378
        intelligence, 1955
        Jesus, 603, 614
        Law, 1955 (see also Law)
        life and physical health, 2288
        personal dignity, 2334, 2393
        prayer, 2559-61, 2564, 2713
        priesthood, 983
        purity, 2520

God's actions toward men
        apostolate entrusted to the laity, 900
        blessing all living things, 1080-81
        completing in man what God has begun, 2001
        completing the sublime works of the Eucharist, 1325
        creating (see God: Creator of the universe and of man)
        establishing His people, 781 
        forgiving sins, 208, 1440-42
        giving grace, 1996, 2008, 2021, 2023-24
        giving the Holy Spirit, 741, 1993
        God's goodness (see Goodness)
        infusing the theological virtues into the souls of the faithful, 1812-13, 1840
        leading with the moral law, 708, 1776, 1950-51, 1961, 1975, 1981, 2063
        moving the will of man to the good, 17, 51-52, 152-54, 162, 179, 1724, 1742, 1811-13, 1817, 1821, 1830-31, 1848, 1949, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001-02, 2008, 2021-22
        passing away of justification, 1994, 2020
        placing in the human heart the desire for happiness, 1718, 1721, 1725, 1818
        promising descendants to Abraham, 706
        revealing the Ten Commandments, 2058-59
        saving man, 15, 74, 169, 430-31, 1949
        sealing a covenant with Israel, 2060
        sending Jesus, 422, 457-58
        showing mercy, 1422, 1846, 1870
        speaking to man, 715, 1777, 1795, 2700
        transmitting the mission of safeguarding life, 2271
        uniting man to God, 950, 1027, 1033, 2305
        vocation to
                eternal life, 1011, 1998
                holiness, 2012-14
                the Kingdom, 1726
                love, 1604, 2331
                prayer, 2567, 2591
                reconciliation, 1442
                truth, 160, 410

man's actions toward God
        being dedicated by consecration to the service of, 931, 934-44, 1579
        being reconciled to, 980, 1445, 1462, 1468, 1484, 1493, 1496
        believing in, 150-51, 199, 222-27, 1266, 1842
        contemplating, 97, 1028
        conversion to, 1428, 1431-32
        entering into communion with, 197, 367, 518, 613, 737, 1071, 1472, 1540, 2565
        filial adherence to, 2609
        loving as the first and greatest commandment, 2055, 2083
        negative
                to effect injuries against, 398, 1440, 1487, 1850, 1871, 2277, 2281, 2314, 2324, 2464
                separating oneself from, 1033, 1035, 1057, 1263, 1607
                sinning, i.e., disobeying, 397
                tempting, 2139
        obeying, 143-44, 154, 2242, 2256
        possibility of speaking about, 39-43, 48
        responding to God's will, 348, 847, 1026, 2103, 2233, 2822-27
        seeing, 163, 1716, 1722, 2518-19, 2557
        seeking, 28, 1281, 1501, 2566
        serving, 1273, 2424
        sharing in the fatherhood of, 2367, 2398
        sharing in God's life, 1988, 1997
        trusting, 227

name of God
        Adonai, 209
        "Hallowed be thy name," 2807-15, 2858
        holiness of, 2142-49
        respect for, 2150-55, 2162-63
        revelation of, 203-04, 207
        YHWH, Kyrios, 206, 210-11, 213-14, 231, 446

plan of God
        acts and deeds contrary with God's design, 1665, 1935, 2387
        angels as messengers of, 331
        Christ as the center and heart of, 112
        the Church in, 7, 751-80, 851
        Creation as the foundation of, 280, 315
        death of Jesus in, 599-605, 624
        desire to fulfill, 2823, 2825, 2860
        diversity of persons in, 1937, 1946
        economic activity in accord with, 2426
        embraces all, 841-42
        family in, 2201-06
        fulfilling and performing, 332, 571, 670, 686, 1043, 1138, 2683
        human rejection of God's plan and its consequences, 1739
        intelligence of, 158, 426
        Jesus' adherence to, 566, 606-07
        man's cooperation in, 2062, 2611, 2738
        man's renunciation of, adherence to, and conformity with, 716, 2745
        marriage in, 1602-20, 1665
        Mary's virginal motherhood in, 502-07, 723, 2617
        providence carrying out, 302-14
        purposes of, 257, 294, 772
        revealed and communicated by Him, 50-64, 474, 1066, 1079
        Satan "throws himself across," 2851, 2864

titles and attributes of God
        Almighty (see God: Almighty God)
        Father, 233, 238-40, 2779-85, 2794-96, 2802
        God of the living, 993
        Good, 339, 385, 2052
        Holy, 208, 1352
        Ineffable mystery, 230
        Living, 205, 2112, 2575
        Love, 214, 218-21, 257, 342
        Merciful, 210-11
        Pure Spirit, 370
        Righteous, 62, 215, 271, 2577
        Source of every good and of all love, 1723, 1955, 2465
        Source of prayer, 2639
        Truth, 214-17

will of God, 2822-27
        discerning, 1787
        fulfilling, 1260, 1332
        responding to, 348

Good
all creatures destined to the good of the human race, 353
bishops contributing to the good of all the churches, 886
children and the good of the family, 1652, 2217
Christ as man's, 457, 519
of the communion of saints, 947
consecrated life and the good of the Church, 917, 931, 945
creation: "And God saw that it was good... very good," 299
ecclesial ministries directed to, 874, 937, 1539
evil as a means to achieve good is not to be justified, 1756, 1761, 1789
God as author and source of all, 14, 1723, 2052
God as eternal and supreme, 356, 2052
God's power of drawing good from evil, 311-12, 324, 412
the Holy Spirit and the good of man, 291, 798-99
lay people and the good of the Church, 907
life and physical health as a good given by God, 2288
man called to do what is, 307, 409, 1706, 1713, 2002, 2541
man's struggle between good and evil, 1707
marriage and the good of the spouses, 1601, 1660, 2201, 2203, 2363
moral conscience and what is, 1776-77, 1780-81, 1783, 1791, 1798
moral law and, 33, 1713, 1954-55
need of conversion for the good of society, 1886
objective criteria of good and evil, 2244
parents, their authority, and the good of their children, 2234, 2248
passions and, 1751, 1768, 1770-71, 1773, 1775
perfection in seeking and doing what is, 1711, 1775, 2500
physical evil existing with physical good up until the end, 310
sacraments as a good of the Church given to men, 1116, 1129, 1499, 1522, 1532
science and technology and the good of the person, 2294
seeking the penitent's spiritual, 1460
seeking what is, 1811, 1828, 2727, 2857
sin and, 398, 1707, 1855, 1863, 1865, 2094
Sunday and good works, 2186
"The tree of the knowledge of good and evil," 396
triumph of good over evil, 681
virtue and the, 1266, 1803-04, 1806-10, 1833, 1835, 1837

Good, as adjective
and ordered world created by God, 299
See also Good

Good news
of the Apostles, 638, 977, 1427, 2443
of Christ, 422, 632, 634, 714, 763, 852, 2763
effects of, 2527
the Paschal mystery and, 571
See also Gospel(s); New Testament

Goodness
of Christ and the law of the sabbath, 2173
of creation, 299, 302, 339, 353, 1333, 1359
freedom and growth in, 172
as a fruit of the Holy Spirit, 1695
of God
        in all His works, 214, 284, 299
        creatures, creation, and, 1, 214, 284, 293, 295, 299, 308, 759, 970
        God as wisdom and, 239, 308, 310, 311, 759, 1951, 2086, 2500, 2828
        and His gifts to the Church, 750
        man's sin and, 215, 397, 1869, 2091, 2094, 2119, 2307
        the participation of creatures in, 306, 319, 1954, 1978
        the revelation and, 51, 101
toward men, 41, 294, 396, 842, 1050, 1722, 2009, 2784 (see also God)
Holy Spirit gives, 736, 1832
of human acts, 1754-55, 1760
of marriage, 1613

Goods
earthly goods
        abundance of earthly and spiritual dangers, 2547, 2728
        beatitudes and, 1728-29
        the Church and its use of, 2420, 2444
        concern and respect for, 2288, 2407-08
        coveting, 377, 2514, 2534, 2536, 2539, 2553
        distribution of, 1940, 1948, 2444, 2446, 2833
        economic life and the production of, 2421, 2426
        perverse attachment to, 1849, 1863, 2548
        renouncing, 2544
        spiritual goods and, 1942, 2027
        squandering of, 1439
        stealing the goods of others, 2412
        universal destination and ownership of, 2402-03, 2452, 2459
        use and administration of, 360, 1740, 1809, 1838, 2198, 2401, 2404-05, 2409
moral and spiritual goods, Christ and His goods given to man, 412, 420, 819
        communion of, 947, 949-53, 955
        exchange of spiritual goods, 1475-76, 1697
        future, 662, 2549
        the good of marriage and conjugal love, 1643, 2333, 2363
        moral conscience and discretion, 1780
        and prayer, 2010, 2559, 2590, 2736, 2830
        sacrament of Reconciliation and the goods of divine life, 1468-69
        spiritual, 293, 1050, 1948, 2121, 2548
        state of consecrated life and heavenly, 933

Gospel(s)
acceptance of, 1229
authors of, 515
catechesis and the proclamation of, 6, 854
and the Church's social teaching, 2419, 2421
contents of, 513
deacons' office to proclaim, 1570
formation of, 126
and fulfillment of the Old Law, 1968
the Lord's Prayer as summary of the whole, 2761, 2763, 2774
Old Law as preparation for, 1964
proclaiming, 2, 75, 860, 875, 888, 1565, 2044, 2419
as revelation of God's mercy, 1846
significance and importance of, 125-27, 139
transmission of, 76-79
See also Good News; New Testament; Sacred Scripture

Gospel beatitudes, 1716
"Blessed are the poor," 2546-47, 2603, 2660,2883
catechesis of, 1697
at the center of Jesus' preaching, 1716
Christ, model of, 459, 1697
the Church's love inspired by the, 2444
consecrated life and the spirit of, 932
depict the countenance of Jesus, 1717
doctrine following from, 1726, 1728, 1820, 2546
fulfill God's promises, 1725
Law and, 581, 1967, 1984
meaning and effects of, 1717
respond to man's natural desire for happiness, 1718, 1725, 2548
reveal the goal of human existence, 1719
spirit of, 1658, 2603

Grace
actual, 2000, 2024
of Baptism, 1262-74, 1308
charisms as, 799, 951, 2003, 2024
death of Christ as a source of, 1407
definition and significance of, 1996-2000, 2003, 2005, 2017
dying in God's, 1023, 1030
of final perseverance, 2016
freedom and, 1742, 2022
as a gift from Christ, 388, 957
as a gift from God, 35, 54, 1999, 2008
graces of state, 2004
habitual, 2000
of Holy Orders, 1585-89
Mary "full of grace," 411, 490-91, 493, 722
merit and, 1708, 2008-09, 2011, 2025-27
New Law called the law of, 1972
original, 375-76, 399
prayer as a gift of, 2713, 2725
refusal and privation of, 412, 679, 1861
of the sacrament of Matrimony, 1615, 1641-42
sanctifying, 824, 1266, 1999, 2000, 2023-24
special, 1527, 2014
state of, 1310, 1319, 1415, 1861
virtue and, 1810-11, 2825
See also Life: new life as divine life 

effects of 
        building up of the Church, 798
        chastity, 2345
        contrition, 1453
        conversion, 1432, 1989
        faith, 153-55, 158, 424, 684, 1098, 1102
        filial adoption, 654, 1212, 2009
        forgiveness of sins, 277, 1263, 1708, 1987, 1989, 2023
        gift of the theological virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit, also the virtue of merit, 1266
        good and holy life, 409, 1889, 2082, 2541
        holiness, 824, 2023
        justification, 1987, 1989, 1992, 2018-20
        knowledge of the truth, 1960
        new dignity, 1701
        salvation and eternal life, 265, 836, 1697
        union with Christ, 737

receiving
        disposition for, 1446, 1848
        preparation for, 2001, 2022
        (see also Sacrament(s))

thanksgiving
        Eucharist as, 1328, 1358, 1360
        hallowing God's name - i.e., recognizing it as holy, 2807
        Holy Spirit who inspires, 1103
        Jesus' thanksgiving to the Father, 2603-04
        life as, 2062
        necessity of giving thanks to God, 224, 795, 983, 1167, 1333, 2781
        occasions for giving thanks, 2638
        prayer of, 1352, 1359-60, 2637-38

Gratitude
of man to Christ, 1418
of man to God, 1148, 1334, 1360, 1418, 2062, 2097, 2099
of man to his neighbors, 1648, 1900, 2199, 2215, 2218, 2220
Gratuitousness of salvation, 218, 1250, 1699, 1722, 1996

Growth
the Church and growth of temporal goods, 1942
the Church's, 7, 766, 798, 874, 910, 1134
of humanity, 1049
integral growth of man, science, and technology, 2293
of the Kingdom of God, 2820, 2859
man's, 1936
of the reign of God and earthly progress, 1049
support for the spiritual and religious growth of man, 794, 798, 874, 1210, 1303, 1392, 1731, 2010, 2041, 2186, 2227, 2847
in understanding the faith, 94-95
See also Advancement; Development

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