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Sabbath
as the end of the work of six days, 345
at the heart of the Law of Israel, 348
Jesus' teaching concerning, 582
rest and holiness of, 2168-73, 2189
Sunday as fulfillment of, 2175-76, 2190

Sacrament(s)
are efficacious, 1127
as actions of the Holy Spirit at work, 1116
baptized person's right to receive, 1269
Christ's presence in, 1088, 1127, 1509
the Church as, 747, 774-76, 780, 1045, 1108, 1140
definition and significance of, 774, 1084, 1131
the Eucharist as the "Sacrament of sacraments," 1211, 1324, 1374
foundations of the sacraments in the life of Christ, 1115
as God's "masterworks" in the New Covenant, 1116
instituted by Christ, 1114
necessary for salvation, 1129
number of, 1113, 1117
as "powers that come forth" from the body of Christ, 1116
prefigured in the signs of the Old Covenant, 1150
purposes of, 1123, 1680
the sacramental economy, 1076
touch all the stages of natural life, 1210
which are not to be repeated, 698
the Word of God necessary for the, 1122, 1133
See also individual sacraments 

the Blessed sacrament
        adoration and worship of, 1178, 1183, 1418, 2691
        Christ's real presence in, 1374

doctrine of the sacraments
        of Christ, 1114-16
        of the Church "through her" and "for her," 1117-21
        communicate the grace of salvation signified by them, 1127-29
        of the faith which feed, strengthen, and express the faith, 1122-26
        prefigure the future glory of eternal life, 1130

ecclesial dimension of the sacraments
        as bonds of the Church, 815
        "of the Church," "through her," and "for her," 1118
        communicate the riches of Christ to all members, 947
        communion of sacraments binds us to Christ, 950
        give growth and healing to the members of Christ, 798
        importance of sacraments in liturgical catechesis, 1074-75
        sacramental mission of the Church, 738-40, 1132
        as signs of God's forgiveness, 2839
        as the way of Christian initiation, 1212, 1275, 1425, 1533

effects of the sacraments
        act ex opere operate, 1128
        assist healing, 1420-21
        communicate the Holy Spirit to the members of Christ's body, 739
        confer a sacramental "character" or sign, 698, 1121
        effect the grace signified by them, 1084, 1127, 1131
        establish the unity of Christians, 1126
        forgive sins, 977, 987
        give sacramental grace, 2003
        Holy Orders and Matrimony as sacraments directed toward the salvation of others, 1534-35
        make Christians "children of God," 1692
        sustain and strengthen those who are on the way to holiness, 1133, 2030
        unite us to Christ, 790, 950

Sacramental. See nouns that it modifies

Sacramental character
of Baptism, 698, 1121, 1272, 1273, 1280
of Confirmation, 698, 1121, 1304-05, 1317
of episcopal consecration, 1558
of ordination, 698, 1121, 1563, 1570, 1581, 1583
See also Seal

Sacramentals, 1667-76
definition and significance of, 1667, 1677
forms of, 1671-73, 1678
laity may preside at the use of, 1669
powers of, 1668, 1670

Sacred Heart, 478

Sacred Scripture, 81
canon of, 120, 138
Christ as the central object of the New Testament, 124, 127
Christ as fulfillment of, 2763
composition of the Gospels, 126
God the author of, 105, 136
Gospels and their importance, 125, 127, 139
human authors of Sacred Scripture inspired by God, 106
importance of Sacred Scripture in the liturgy, 1096, 1100
inspiration and truth of, 106-07
in the life of the Church, 131-32
the Lord's Prayer as the center of, 2763, 2774
as nourishment of the Christian life, 141
the Old Testament as an indispensable part of, 121, 123
purposes and significance of the Old Testament, 122
teaches the truth, 107
and Tradition, 78, 80-83, 95, 97
unique place of the first three chapters of Genesis, 289
veneration of, 103
as the Word of God, 104, 135
See also Old Testament; New Testament

interpretation of Sacred Scripture
        exegesis of, 109, 119
        fundamental principle of, 111, 137
        the Holy Spirit as interpreter of, 109-11
        need to provide wide access to Sacred Scripture for the Christian faithful, 131
        right reasons for, 112-14, 121-25
        senses of (literal, spiritual, allegorical, moral, anagogical), 115-19
        study of, 132-33
        unity of the Old and New Testaments, 128-30

reading of Sacred Scripture, 1437, 2653
        in catechesis, 129
        in the family, 2205
        in the liturgy, 1093, 1177
        necessity of, 133, 2653
        in the sacraments, 1154, 1480, 1482

Sacred, sense of, 2144

Sacrifice(s)
offering sacrifices to God, 901, 2099-100
in the Old Testament: bread and wine offered in, 1334

Eucharistic Sacrifice
        Christ offers, 1410
        Christ's presence in, 1088
        the Eucharist as Christ's sacrifice made present, 1330
        importance of, 1113
        institution of, 1323
        man's participation in Christ's, 618, 1419
        as a memorial of Christ's sacrifice, 611, 1358, 1362-72
        purposes of celebrating, 1382, 1414 
        as the source and summit of moral life, 2031
        See also Eucharist

sacrifice of Christ
        completes and surpasses the sacrifices of the Old Testament, 1330
        on the Cross for all, 616-17
        one perfect, 2100
        and the sacrifice of the Eucharist as one sacrifice, 1367
        significance of, 545, 606
        as the source of the forgiveness of sins, 1851
        is unique and definitive, 613-14, 1545
        and the Virgin Mary, 964
        whole priestly ministry draws its power from, 1566

Sacrilege, 2118, 2120, 2139

Sadness
in envy, 2539-40, 2553
as an impediment to prayer, 2728
as a principal passion, 1772
as salutary in conversion of the heart, 1431

Saint(s)
communion with, 957
the Church as communion of, 946-59, 960-62, 1331
the Church's holiness shines in, 867
as examples of holiness, 2030
intercession of, 956, 2683
memorials of, 1173, 1195
name of saint as a baptismal name, 2156
proper of saints in the liturgical year, 1172
sacred images of, 1161
significance of canonizing, 828
as source and origin of renewal in the Church, 828
value of the good works of, 1477
veneration of, 61

Salvation
all need salvation, 588
angels as messengers of the divine plan of, 331-32
Baptism necessary for, 1256-57, 1277
Christ's coming for man's, 456-57, 519, 1019
Church as the universal instrument and sacrament of, 776, 780, 816
comes from God alone, 169, 620
and the communion of saints, 1477
ecclesial ministry for man's, 874
"economy of salvation," 1066
everything is ordained for man's, 313
gift of salvation presented through Christ, 1811
God desires the salvation of all men in the truth, 851
God opens the way to man's, 54, 56, 218, 431, 781, 1058, 2575
help for salvation of the soul, 95
hope of, 2091
hope of salvation in Israel, 64
human freedom and, 1739-42
importance of moral decisions for, 1696
Is there salvation without Baptism? 1259, 1261
man needs, 1949, 2448
means of, 830, 980
mission of salvation in the work of priests, 1565
observance of the natural law necessary for, 2036
Paul contrasts the universality of sin with the universality of, 402
of the person and society bound up with conjugal happiness, 1603, 2250
prayer for, 2744
sacraments are necessary for, 1129
Sacred Scripture for man's, 107, 122
sacrifice of the Cross for man's, 600-02, 617
saving one's own soul, 1889
service of and witness to the faith necessary for, 1816
Virgin Mary cooperated in human, 511, 969
work of salvation impeded by the Evil One, 2851

Salvation history
angels in, 332
beginning of, 280, 1080
Israel in, 431
Jesus as the recapitulation of, 430, 668
liturgy and events in, 1103

Sanctification
of the Church as the mission of the Holy Spirit, 767
the Church for sanctification of men, 824, 827
of day and night in the Liturgy of the Hours, 1174
elements of sanctification outside the Catholic Church, 819
grace as a source of the work of man's, 1999, 2001
"Hallowed be thy name," 2807-15, 2858
the Holy Spirit sent to bring about all, 2818
human work as an instrument of, 2427
justification as, 1989, 1995
liturgy for man's, 1070
man's definitive sanctification accomplished only through Christ's, 1540
in marriage, 1637
parents and their participation in the office of sanctifying, 902
of persons in secular institutes, 928
sacraments for man's, 1123, 1152, 1668, 1677
sanctifying office of bishops, 893
of Sundays and holy days, 2187
through material things, 1670
as work proper to the Holy Spirit, 703
See also Holiness

Sanctuary
as preeminent places for prayer, 2691
visits to sanctuary as a form of popular piety, 1674

Sanhedrin, 591, 596

Satan. See Demon

Saving events
Christ's glorious events and their effects, 126
divine blessings made manifest in astonishing and, 1081
liturgy, a memorial of, 1093, 1095, 1217
made present in the liturgy, 1104
Psalms and the recollection of, 2586
Revelation in saving events and in words, 53, 1103, 2651

Savior
Jesus as the savior of men, 389, 457, 594, 2812
See also Christ: Christ's titles

Scandal
definition of, 2284
duty of avoiding, 2489
fornication, pornography, and prostitution as, 2353-55
gravity of, 2284-85, 2326
provoked by the law or institutions, 2286
of Jesus, 589
social and economic inequalities 
causing, 1938
suicide as, 2282
those who give, 2287

Schism, 817-19, 2089. See also Apostasy; Heresy

School
the right to choose school for one's children, 2229

Science
and faith, 159
as a gift of the Spirit, 1831
and the service of man, 2293-94

Scientific experiments
in animals, 2417
and respect for persons, 2292, 2295

Scientific investigation
moral criteria of, 2294

Seal, 698
Baptismal, 1216, 1272-74, 2769
in Confirmation, 1293, 1295-96, 1304
in Holy Orders, 1121, 1582
of the Lord by the work of the Spirit marks us for redemption, 1274
sacramental seal of confession, 1467, 2490
See also Sacramental character 

Search for God, 28, 30, 285, 843, 1501, 2566

Secrecy, professional, 2491

Secrecy of the sacrament of Reconciliation, 1467, 2490

Secular institutes, 928-29. See also Life: consecrated life

Seeing God, 707
man's desire to see God, 2548-50, 2557
those pure in heart shall see God, 1722, 2519, 2531
See also Theophanies 

Self-denial. See Ascesis

Self-mastery
as works of enduring determination, 2342

Selfishness
charity as a way to overcome, 1931
education against, 1784
hope preserved from, 1818
marriage as a help to overcome, 1609
regulation of births and, 2368

Sense(s)
of faith, 91-93, 785, 889
good popular, 1676
involving sense in interior prayer, 2702
moral, 1954
of our life, 282
religious, 1676
of the sacred, 2144
of Scripture, 115-19

Separation of spouses, 2383. See also Divorce

Sermon on the Mount
God's law in the, 577, 1965-66, 1968
as a spiritual guide and text for meditation, 1454, 1724, 1966
teaching and commandments in, 2153, 2262, 2336, 2608, 2830

Servant
deacon as servants of all, 1570
ministers of the Church as servant of God, 876
parable of the merciless, 2843

Servant, Christ as
of all, 786
of God fully obedient to Him, 539, 615
redemptive mission of the suffering, 440, 601

Service
of angels, 333
authority as, 2235
civil, 2311
deacons as ministers ordained for, 1569-70, 1596
family's service as ministry to life, 1653
interdependence of creatures and, 340
of lay people in the ecclesial community, 910
liturgy as service of God, 1069-70
of one's country, 2239, 2310
rendered to civil authorities and to God, 2242
as a way to follow Christ, 852

Sexuality
affects all aspects of the human person, 2332, 2362
chastity and, 2337, 2395
commandment pertaining to, 2336
concerns the capacity to love, 2332
dignity of, 2362
disordered, 2351-57, 2380, 2388-90
diversity and complementarity of the sexes, 369-73, 1605, 2333
equal dignity of man and woman, 369, 2334, 2393
fertility and, 2370
importance of the conjugal union, 2335
integration of sexuality in the human person and chastity, 2337
man is created male and female, 355, 383
modesty and chastity, 2522
significance of sexuality in marriage, 2360-63
See also Marriage (Matrimony)

Sheol, 633

Shepherds of the Church
bishops as, 862, 939, 1558
chosen and commissioned by Christ, 816, 1575
laity offers help to, 900-01
offices of, 801, 857, 1551, 1632, 2033, 2038, 2663
pastor as shepherd of the parish, 2179
pastoral office of Peter and the apostles, 881

Sick
care and service of, 2186, 2405
"Heal the sick" as a commandment of Jesus, 1506-10
Jesus and the healing of, 699, 1503-06
in the Old Testament, 1502
the sacred anointing of, 1511, 1516, 1519
as a sign of the presence of Jesus, 1373
See also Anointing of the Sick

Sign(s)
anointing as, 695, 1293-94
blood as, 2260
bread and wine as, 1333-36, 1412
the Church as, 775
dove as, 701
interpreting the signs of the times, 1788
Jesus' sign of contradiction, 575
laying on of hands as, 699, 1507
liturgical, 1149, 1161, 1189
of the Old Covenant, 1150
for perceiving and expressing spiritual realities, 1146-48
in sacramentals, 1667-68
the Sign of the Cross, 2157
song and music as signs in the liturgy, 1157-58
taken up by Christ, 1151
water as, 694
See also Symbols

Signs, in the sacraments
of Baptism, 628, 694, 1235, 1238, 1241, 1243
of Confirmation, 695, 1293-301
of Holy Orders, 1574
sacraments as, 1084, 1123, 1130-31, 1152

Silence
adoration and respectful silence before God, 2628
prayer as a "symbol of the world to come," 2717

Simony, 2118, 2121

Simplicity
God's, 202
of prayer, 2589, 2713, 2778

Sin(s)
of the angels, 392-93
in the Church, 827
concupiscence leads us into sin, 978
definition of, 1849-50
as the gravest evil, 1488
love is stronger than, 2844
man's strong bond to God and the knowledge of, 286-88
original (see Original sin)
reality of, 385-87
responsibility of one who cooperates in the sins of others, 1868
root of, 1853
Satan as the cause of, 2852
ways to uproot, 943
See also Original sin 

capital sins
        as generators of other sins, 1866
        "Sins which cry to heaven," 1867

consequences of sin
        loss of
                communion with God, 761, 1472
                eternal life, 1472
                man's likeness to God, 705
        murder of the Son of God, 312
        punishments of, 1472-73
        struggle between the spirit and the flesh, 2516
        unhealthy attachment to creatures, 1472
        vice and perverse inclinations, 1426, 1865
        weakened life of the Christian, 1420
        weakened life of the sinner, 1459

distinguishing sins
        according to gravity, 1854
        by their objects, 1853

interpretations of sin
        death entered the history of humanity, 400, 1006, 1008
        detrimental to human communion, 761, 953
        man abuses his God-given freedom, 1739
        moral evil entered the world, 311, 1869
        offense against God, 431, 1850
        personal act, 1868
        rejection of God, 398
        schisms, heresies, apostasies, 817
        "Social sin," 1869
        threats to Church unity and communion, 814, 1440
        work of the flesh, 1852

liberation from sin
        Baptism frees from, 977-78, 985, 1213, 1237, 1263-64
        Christ
                brings about the forgiveness of, 987, 1741
                "expiation for our sins," 457, 604
                the "Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world," 523, 536, 608
                made satisfaction to the Father for our, 615, 1708
        Christ's offering for liberation from the sins of man, 606-18
        divine law, a help to those who have been wounded by, 1949
        freeing of man from, 211, 549, 1989-90, 1999, 2057, 2097
        God did not abandon man to the power of death, 410-11, 1609
        God "made him to be sin for us," 602-03
        interior penance as a way to overcome, 1431
        only God can forgive, 270, 277, 430-31, 1441
        prayer lest we take the way that leads to, 2846
        violence and the many forms of sin manifested in Christ's passion, 1851
        ways to obtain the forgiveness of, 1434-39
        See also Penance and Reconciliation

mortal sins
        conditions of complete consent, 1859
        grave matter, 1858
        full knowledge, 1859
        consequences of, 1855, 1861
        death in, 1033, 1035
        distinction between mortal and venial, 1854
        eternal punishments reserved for the one who dies in, 1033
        forgiveness of mortal sins in perfect contrition, 1452, 1856
        "He who does not love remains in death," 1033
        imputability of the offense, 1860

sacramental forgiveness of sins
        anointing of the sick and, 1520
        authority and power to bind and loose sins, 553, 976, 1441-45, 1461
        confessing sins according to the precept of the Church, 2042
        confession and absolution, 1424
        as the effect of justification, 2018
        love of God as the cause for, 734
        purification from the punishments for sins, 1475
        and reconciliation with the Church, 1443
        sacraments of, 1421, 1486, 1520
        See also Penance and Reconciliation

various sins
        against faith, 2088-89
        against hope, 2091
        anger, 2302
        blasphemy, 2148
        blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, 1864
        envy, 2539
        failure to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, 2181
        haired, 2303
        homicide, 2268
        lying, 2484
        malice, 1860
        sacrilege, 2120
        sexual acts outside of marriage, 2390

venial sins
        conditions of matter, knowledge, and consent, 1862
        confession of, 1458
        consequences of, 1863

ways of sinning
        against God's love, 2094
        of thought, word, deed, and omission, 1853

Sinner(s)
to acknowledge oneself as a, 208, 827, 1697, 2677, 2839
all men "were made sinners," 402
effects of the sacrament of Penance upon, 1423, 1468-70
every sinner as the author of Christ's passion, 598
God's mercy towards, 1465, 1846
Jesus invites, 545, 588
Jesus' mercy towards, 589, 1443
and the just in the Church, 827
justification of, 1994
Last Judgment of, 1038
penance must be done by, 1459
power to forgive, 979, 1444
purification of, 1475
ways of reconciliation of, 1449

Slander. See Calumny

Slavery
enslavement of human beings is forbidden, 2414
God saves Israel from the slavery of Egypt, 62, 2061
Jesus frees men from slavery of sin, 549, 601, 635, 1741
liberation from slavery of sin, 2057, 2097, 2744
of sin, 407, 421, 1733

Sloth
as a capital vice, 1866
spiritual, 2094
See also Acedia

Socialization, 1882-83

Societies of apostolic life, 930

Society
charity as the greatest social commandment, 1889, 1939
Christian purity and the social climate, 2525
the Church as the leaven of, 854
common good and, 1905-12, 1924, 1927
communications media and, 2493-99
conditions for the development of, 2441
decalogue brings social and religious life into unity, 2069
definition of, 1880
divorce as a plague on, 2385
family as the original cell of social life, 2207
fourth commandment illuminates relations in, 2212
human person as the principle, subject, and end of, 1881, 1892, 1929, 2459
interdependence between the human person and, 2344
just hierarchy of values in, 1886-87, 1895
legitimate defense of, 2266
lying as destructive to all, 2486
necessity of social life, 1879, 1886, 1891
participation in social life, 1882, 1893
political community and the Church, 2244-46, 2257
progress of society and the growth of the Reign of God, 2820
relations between societies and the state, 1883, 1885
right to true information in, 2494, 2512
social
        changes and inner conversion, 1888
        doctrine of the Church, 2198, 2419-25
        justice and the common good, 1928, 1943
        life must be organized, 2442
        order, 2032
        question, 1896, 2438, 2459
"social sin," 1869
"society of law," 1904
vision of man in, 2244, 2257
well-being of, 1603, 2250
See also Life: social life

authorities, 1897-904, 1918-23
        diverse and free forms of regimes, 1884, 1901
        God entrusts to every creature the functions of which it is capable, 1884
        legitimate exercise of, 1921
        necessity and role of authorities in society, 1897-98
        obedience to and respect for, 1899, 2234
        obligation of defending and safeguarding the freedom of information, 2498

duties of citizens, 2238-43, 2255-56
        building up society, 2255
        collaborating with the civil authorities for the good of society, 2239
        communicating true information, 2495
        giving due honor to, 1900
        paying taxes, exercising the right to vote, defending one's country, 2240
        refusing to obey the directives of authorities contrary to conscience, 2242
        resisting the oppression of political power, 2243
        taking an active part in public life, 1915
        welcoming the foreigner, 2241

duties of society
        concern for the health of its citizens, 2288
        duty of religion and the right to religious freedom, 2104-05
        permitting each one to fulfill his vocation, 1907
        promoting access to employment, 2433
        providing help to working families, 2208-10
        right to respect life, 2273 

Solidarity
among nations, 2437-42
        as a duty, 2439
        as essential, 2438
        role of the laity to intervene in organizing social life, 2442
appropriation of property and solidarity among men, 2402
Christian, 1942, 2850
communion of saints and the mutual needs of men, 953
as a consequence of genuine and right communication, 2495
definition of, 1948
as a demand of brotherhood, 1939
forms of, 1940-41
importance of solidarity in the Church, 1942
as mutual need among all creatures, 344
as mutual need of men, 361
prayer and, 2831
as respect for human dignity, 2407
sin is an offense against human, 1849

Son of God. See Christ

Song(s)
angels' song of praise at the birth of Christ, 333
sacred song and music, 1156-58, 1162, 1191
servant, 713

Song of Mary, 722, 2629

Soul
Baptism and Confirmation imprint a character on the soul, 1280, 1304, 1317
body and, 362-64
Christ, physician of, 658, 1421, 1509
Christ's, 466, 467, 470-72, 624-26, 630, 632, 637, 650
commandment "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart," 2055, 2083
creation of, 33, 366, 382
Eucharist
        and Christ's presence in body and blood, 1374
        and divinity, 1374
        fills the soul with Christ's grace, 1323, 1402
final destiny of, 1021, 1051
glorification of body and, 1042, 1052
Holy Spirit, soul of the Mystical Body, 809
man endowed with, 1934
Mary, taken up body and soul into heaven, 966, 972, 974
natural law written in our hearts, 37, 1954
prayer and, 2559, 2562, 2590, 2700, 2703, 2709
prayer and the souls in Purgatory, 1498
Resurrection, reuniting of soul to the body, 990, 997, 1005, 1016
sacraments and forgiveness, the healing of, 978, 981, 1520
salvation of, 95, 1023, 1053, 2032, 2264, 2280, 2420, 2458
significance of, 363
signs of the spiritual, 33
sin and its sway in, 400, 403, 1035, 1456, 1863
spirit, soul, and body, 367
theological virtues infused in, 1813
unity of the soul and body in man, 327, 362, 364-65, 382, 992, 1004, 1060, 1503, 2332
the Word of God, food for, 127, 131

Spirit(s)
angels as, 329
God as pure, 370
human spirit in meditation, 2705
lifting up the mind to God, 2098
man as body and, 327, 365, 367, 2515-16, 2702, 2846
"The poor in spirit," 2546
satan as a creature of pure, 395

Spiritual exercises
appropriate for penitential practice, 1438

Spiritual life
bond between spiritual life and dogma, 89
defense of religious liberty for the, 2188
Eucharist and, 1374, 1392
God's Word and prayer as sources of, 131, 2687, 2697
union with Christ in, 2014
See also New life in the Spirit; Spirituality(ies)

Spirituality(ies)
Christian, 2693
diversity of, 2684
See also New life in the Spirit; Spiritual life

Sports activities, 2289

Spouses. See Divorce; Marriage (Matrimony)

State
choice of one's state of life, 2230
of consecrated life, 916, 933 (see also Life: consecrated life)
grace of, 2004
of holiness and righteousness in Adam and Eve, 375

State, political
duty to defend the common good, 1910
duty to defend the right to life, 2273
idolatry in reference to, 2113
and personal freedom, 1883
plague of totalitarian states condemned by moral judgment, 2499
responsibility of state in economic action, 2431
responsible for its citizens' well-being, 2372
"society of law," 1904
See also Society

Sterility, 2375, 2379

Sterilization, 2399

Strikes, 2435

Structures
of sin, 1869
social, 408, 2286

Submission, man's
to God, 154, 341, 396, 1955
to legitimate authorities, 2239-40
refusal to submit to the Supreme Pontiff (schism), 2089

Subsidiarity, 1883, 1885, 1894, 2209

Substance (or nature, or essence)
designates the divine being, 252
God, three Persons, one substance, 200, 202, 255
meaning of, 252
the Son, one in substance with the Father, 465

Suffering of Jesus, 572

Suffrage, 958, 1032, 1055, 1684-90

Suicide, 2280-83, 2325

Sunday
as the day of Jesus' resurrection, 1343
as a day to cultivate family, cultural, social, and religious life, 2184, 2194
celebration as the heart of the Church's life, 2177
defense of Sunday as a holiday, 2187-88
as the fulfillment of the sabbath, 2175-76
the Lord's Day as the first day of the week, 1166-67, 2174
obligation to take part in the Sunday liturgy, 1389, 2042, 2180-83
as the principal day for the celebration of the Eucharist, 1193
rest, 2185-86, 2193
significance of the Lord's Day, 1163, 2190

Supernatural
beatitude, 1722, 1727
communion, 950
end of man, 367
faith as a supernatural virtue, 153, 179
sense of faith, 91-93
theological virtues and supernatural acts, 1812-13, 1840-41
vocation to eternal life, 1998

Superstition, 2110-11, 2138

Supplication
different forms of, 2629
as a form of prayer, 2588
hearing, 2614

Supreme Pontiff, 882
associated with every celebration of the Eucharist, 1369
divine assistance to, 892
episcopal college and, 880-87, 895, 1559
infallibility of, 891
offices, power, and authority of, 100, 882, 892, 937, 1463, 2034

Symbols
of faith (see Creeds)
liturgical, 1145, 1150, 1189
man needs signs and, 1146, 1148, 1152
of the Old Testament, 522, 697
symbolic gestures of Jesus, 1151
See also Signs

Synod, 887

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