The Holy SeeCatechism of the Catholic Church

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Icon(s)
contemplation of, 1162
significance of, 1161
use of, 2705
veneration of, 1159, 1192, 2131
See also Images, holy

Identity
accepting one's sexual, 2333
of the Church, 865
cultural identity and respect for, 2441
of the elect, 1025
Jesus', 430, 440, 590
man's identity must be enriched, 1880
of the person, 203

Ideology
of the Church and rejection of totalitarian and atheistic ideologies, 2425

Idolatry/idol(s)
definition and significance of, 2112-14
fame and riches as, 1723
of the human body, 2289
liberation from idolatry of the world, 2097
of money, 2424
as perversion, 2114
prohibition of making, 2129
as sin, 1852
as superstition, 2138

Ignorance
feigned, 1859
frauds perpetuated through the trust of ignorant people, 2409
about God, 2087
ignorant conscience imputable to sin, 1790-91, 1793
responsibility and, 1735
of Sacred Scripture, 133
unintentional, 1860

Illness
as a consequence of sin, 1264
consequences and effects of, 150-01
human experience with, 150
meaning of, 1502, 1505
as a sign of the inherited condition of human frailty, 2448
See also Pain

Images, holy, 1159-62. See also Icon(s)

Imagination
discipline of, 2520
mobilization of, 2708

Immaculate
feast day of the Immaculate Conception, 2177
the Immaculate Conception, 490-93

Immigrants
access to employment open to, 2433
duties of political officials to, 2241

Immortality
Eucharist as the "medicine of immortality," 1405, 2837
of the soul, 366, 382
Imposition of hands. See Laying on of hands

Imputability
of actions and faults, 1735, 1860, 2125, 2355

Incarnation, 461-63
and Ascension, 661
Christ's human will follows His divine will, 475
Christ's Incarnation considered from a historical perspective, 423
Councils affirm Christ's, 465-68
effects of the Son of God's, 432, 521
faith in Christ's, 463, 465
heresies denying Christ's humanity, 465-68
human face of Christ "may be portrayed," 476
human nature assumed, not absorbed, in the Son of God, 470
human soul assumed by the Son of God, 472
Jesus Christ true God and true man and not a confused mixture, 464, 499
mystery of, 359
preparation for, 522-23
significance of, 461, 464, 479, 483
Son of God does human works, 470
Son of God has human and divine knowledge, 474
unity of the Word according to the hypostasis, 466, 468, 483
Word visibly apparent in Christ's body, 477
reasons for the Incarnation
        inauguration of the new creation, 504
        knowledge of the love of God, 458
        man must be made partaker of the divine nature, 460
        model of holiness for men, 459
        sins must be taken away and salvation must be obtained, 456-57

Incense, 1154

Incest
gravity of, 2356
meaning and consequences of, 2388

Incorporation
into Christ, 1010
into the Church, 837, 1396

Incredulity. See Unbelief

Inculturation
adapting the cultural elements proper to each people in Christian initiation, 1232
the Church and, 854
spiritualities bear witness to the faith, 2684
Indifference, religious, 1634, 2094, 2128

Indissolubility
of marriage, 1610-11, 1615, 1643-45, 1647, 2364

Individualism, 2425, 2792

Indulgences, 1471-79
for the dead, 1032, 1479
definition and significance of, 1471
effects of, 1498
obtaining God's indulgences through the Church, 1478-79

Inequality
of distributing economic resources and means, 1938, 2317, 2437
economic and social inequality and the reasons for reducing them, 1947

Infallibility
charism of infallibility must be extended, 2035
of the Church, 889-91
of the Magisterium of the Pastors, 2051
of the Supreme Pontiff, 891

Infancy
care and duty of parents throughout the infancy of children, 2228
Jesus', 527-30

Infant
adoption of abandoned, 2379
age for receiving Confirmation, 1307
Eucharistic communion of, 1244
right to life, 2322 (see also Abortion)

Infidelity
marital, 2380-81
offenses against truth as infidelity to God, 2464
purification from infidelity of the People of God, 64, 218
in relation to God and its consequences, 710, 821
sin as infidelity to God, 401

Information
freedom of, 2498
and privacy, 2489, 2491-92
provided by the media, 2493
respect for the truth of, 2497-98, 2525
right to, 2494

Ingratitude
to God, 2094

Inheritance
creation as inheritance destined for and entrusted to man, 299
merit for obtaining inheritance of eternal life, 2009
pledge of the Holy Spirit, 1107

Initiation, Christian, 1229-33
of adults, 1233, 1247
essential elements of, 1229
fulfillment of, 1289, 1306, 1322
of infants, 1231
Latin and oriental rites of, 1233
sacraments of, 1212-419, 1420, 1533
unity of, 1285, 1292, 1318, 1321
ways of completing, 1230, 1233, 1244

Injustice
causes of, 1869, 2534
consequences from, 2317
divine justice and human, 1040
reparation for, 2412
social, 1867
See Justice; Right(s)

Inspiration
God's, 105, 136, 2008
of the Holy Spirit, 105, 107, 111
in Sacred Scripture, 76, 81, 105-08, 135

Institutions
human and social, 909, 1869, 1881-82, 1888, 1897, 1916, 2211, 2238, 2244, 2286
in the Old Testament, 576, 709

Integrity
of the person, 2273-75, 2295, 2297-98, 2338-45, 2356, 2389

Intellect
as a gift of the Holy Spirit, 1303, 1831

Intention
bad intention makes an act evil that, in and of itself, is good, 1753
definition of, 1752
end does not justify the means, 1753, 1759, 2399
as an essential element in the moral evaluation of an action, 1750-51
of the heart and desires, 582, 2534
lying and intention of deceiving, 2152
morality of an action must be judged independently of, 1756
purity of, 2520
reprehensible, 2117, 2282
several intentions inspiring the same
action, 1752

Intercession
of the angels, 336
of Christ, 739, 1341, 1361, 1368, 1370, 2606
of the Church, 1678
of the dead, 958
in the Old Testament, 210, 2574, 2577-78, 2584
prayer of, 1096, 1354, 1509, 2634-36, 2734, 2770
of religious, 2687
of the saints, 956, 1434, 2156, 2683
of the Virgin Mary, 969, 1434, 2156, 2683

Interest(s)
charity without respect for personal, 953, 1825
common good and particular, 1908, 2236
economic life brings into play different, 2430
private or particular, 1740, 2278, 2316

Inferiority
investigating one's own, 1779

Interpretation
of the actions, thoughts, and words of one's neighbor, 2478
of the deposit of faith, 84-95
of experience, 1788, 2422
of the future and clairvoyance, 2116
of the Law, 581-82, 2173
of Revelation, 82
of Sacred Scripture, 109-19
of the Word of God, 85, 109, 111, 116, 119, 572, 601, 2055, 2336

Intimacy
between God and His creature, 239, 441, 921
marital, 2360, 2362
respect for and defense of personal, 2492, 2521

Invocation
to Christ, 2665, 2667-68
to God, 431, 1105, 2154, 2807
o the Holy Spirit, 1333
to occult powers, 2117
to the Trinity, 1278

Irreligion
condemnation of, 2110, 2118
sins of, 2119-20, 2139

Israel
announcing to Israel the birth of Jesus, 437, 522, 719
the chosen people, 60, 762
the Church prefigured and prepared for in the people of, 759-62, 1093
the Church's relationship to the Jewish people, 839
expectation and hope of, 529, 673-74
and faith in God, 212, 587-91, 594
God saves Israel from sin, 431
God's covenant with, 1611-12
God's Law and the people of the Jews, 708-10, 1965
God's love for, 218-19
God's people, 62-64, 762
hope of, 64, 436, 453
Jesus and, 539, 574-94
Jesus, the Messiah of, 438, 528, 535
Jewish liturgy and Christian liturgy, 1096
Jews not responsible collectively for the death of Jesus, 597-99
and observance of the sabbath, 348, 2170-71
participation of Jesus in the worship and Law of, 527, 531, 578
Passover in, 1363
people of the "elder brethren," 63
people of Israel chosen by God, 781, 1539
prayer of the Jews for salvation, 2591-97
priestly people, 63
relationship between the Jews and Jesus, 581
revelation of God to the Jews, 201, 228, 287-88, 2085
revelation of the name of God to the Jews, 203-04, 209, 214
rite of expiation of sins in, 433
sin in the history of, 401
Son of God, 238, 441

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