The Holy SeeCatechism of the Catholic Church

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Wage
death as the wages of sin, 1006

Wage, just, 2434

War
arms, 2314, 2316
arms race, 2315
duty to avoid, 2307-08
economic and social injustices and inequalities as causes of, 2317
just, 2309
obligation to resist unjust orders, 2313
peace and absence of, 2304
permanence of the moral law during armed conflict, 2312-13

Way(s)
of Christ, 1696-97
of the cross, 1674, 2669
of God's plan, 778
Gospel parable of the two, 1696
Jesus as the, 459, 846, 2664, 2674
of the Kingdom, 1967
missionary paths, 852
of Providence, 314

Weakness
the Holy Spirit as a help to human, 741, 2630
human weakness also in the ordained ministries, 1550
and Jesus, 517, 540, 1505, 2602
and the manifestation of divine power, 268, 1508
and the sacraments of Christian initiation, 978, 1264, 1426
intercession of the saints as a help to human, 956, 1053
mystery of God's apparent powerlessness, 272

Wedding
at Cana, 1613, 2618
feast in the Kingdom, 1027, 1335
of the Lamb, 1244, 1329, 1602, 1612, 1642, 2618
mystical betrothal, 923

Widow, 922, 1537, 1672, 2349

Wife. See Marriage (Matrimony)

Will
of God, 51, 294-95, 541, 2059, 2822 (see also God)
of man
        man's mastery of, 1734, 1809
        morality of human acts and, 1755
        passions and, 1767-68
        sin and, 1853
        virtue and, 1834

Wine
conversion of wine into Christ's blood, 1375-76, 1413 (see also Transubstantiation)
sign of bread and wine in the Eucharist, 1333-35
See also Vine

Wisdom
of God
        Christ crucified as, 272
        creatures reflect a ray of, 339, 369
        God created according to, 295, 299
        God's truth as wisdom, 216
        man participates in God's wisdom, 1954
        moral law as the work of, 1950 
of man
        as an emanation of God's power, 2500
        as a gift from God, 283, 1303, 1831

Witness
of Christians, 2506
duty of bearing, 1816, 2087, 2471
of education in the faith, 2226
effects of, 30
of faith, 2472
false, 2464, 2476
importance of, 2044
martyrdom as the supreme, 2473
of members of secular institutes, 929
of the Risen One in the first community of believers, 642
of the saints, 688
"the testimony" as the name for the tables of the Law, 2058
of those consecrated, 932-33

Witnesses
apostles as, 857
Confirmation, the sacrament that makes witnesses of Christ, 1285, 1303
of faith, 165
intercession of witnesses who precede us into the Kingdom, 2683
lay people as witnesses of Christ, 904-05, 913, 942, 2242
in marriage, 1631
of the Resurrection of Jesus, 642
spouses as witnesses of God's love, 1647-48
what it means to be a witness of Christ, 995

Woman
adultery of, 2384
complementarity, union, and collaboration of man and woman, 378, 1605, 1614, 1616, 2333
consecrated, 918, 924
creation of woman in God's image, 355, 369-70, 2335
defense of, 1610
dignity of, 1645, 2334, 2393
harmony between man and woman in the earthly paradise, 376, 384
illegitimate union of man and, 2353, 2390-91
as the image of the Church, 1368, 2853
judgment of the Catholic Church on the ordination of women, 1577-78
looking at a woman lustfully, 2336
man and, 369, 371-72, 383, 400
obligations of love on the part of the man and, 2363
polygamy and, 2387
relations between man and, 400, 1606-07
sexuality ordained to the conjugal love of man and, 2337, 2353, 2360-61, 2522
vocation of man and, 373, 1603, 2207, 2331

Word (Christ)
God preserves what He created, 320
"In the beginning was the Word," 291
made flesh, 151, 241, 477
mystery of the Incarnation of, 461-63, 479
"The Word was made flesh," 423, 456-60
See also Christ

Word of God
at the beginning of existence and the life of every creature, 703
Christ as, 65, 101-04
Christian iconography and, 1160
Christianity as the religion of, 108
imperishability of the seed of, 1228
importance of the Word of God in the liturgy, 1100, 1153, 1184
interpreting, 85-86, 113, 1101
liturgy of, 1154, 1349
nourishment from, 2835
one and only, 102
proclaiming, 1102
receiving, 543, 764
Sacred Scripture and, 81, 104, 124
as the source of prayer, 2587, 2653-54, 2716, 2769
as truth, 2465
understanding, 108, 119, 1155
works of, 131, 162, 338, 1177, 1454, 1785
See also Catechesis; Sacred Scripture

Word of man
truth of, 2500
truth of human speech and oath-taking, 2151

Work
conflicts in labor, 2430
Jesus' manual labor, 531, 533, 564
just wage, 2434
pastoral or apostolic, 893, 924
remuneration for work as solidarity, 1940
responsibility of the state in economic action, 2431
rest from, 1193, 2172, 2184-88
right to, 2211, 2433, 2436
significance of human, 378, 901, 1609, 1914, 2427
stoppages as morally legitimate, 2435
value of human, 1368, 2428

Works
of charity and mercy, 1458, 1473, 1815, 1829, 1853, 2044, 2447
of Christ manifesting Him as "the Holy One of God," 438
of the Devil, 394
of the flesh, 1852
of God, 198, 214, 295, 339, 1328
of God as a way to know Him, 32, 176, 236, 286
of men, 679, 901
of penance, 1430, 1460

World
Christ the Savior of the, 457-58, 608, 728, 1355
the Church "sent" into the whole, 782, 863, 2105
and creation, 216, 295, 325, 327, 337-49, 760 (see also Creation/Created; God: Creator of the universe and man)
destiny of, 314, 769, 1001, 1046, 1680
end of, 681, 1001, 1243
help to do good and to work for the salvation of, 799, 909, 928, 1941, 2044, 2438
moderation of attachment to the goods of this, 2545, 2548
new and renewed, 655, 670, 916, 1042-50
origin of, 284-85
providence at work in, 303, 395
reconciled and recapitulated, 620, 2748
relation between God and, 212, 300
relation between man and, 373, 377
reveals "ways" to know God, 31-34
and sill, 310, 402, 408, 2844, 2852-54
third world, 2440

Worship
and adoration of God, 28, 347, 939, 1121, 1123, 1148, 1180, 1564, 1596, 2083, 2135
disparity of cult in mixed marriages, 1633-37
deviation of, 2111, 2113, 2138, 2581
devotion to Mary, 971
of the Eucharist, 1178, 1325, 1378, 1380, 1408, 1418
in the New Testament, 1179
in the Old Testament, 1093
spiritual worship and moral life, 2031, 2047
time devoted to divine, 2184-87, 2193
veneration of holy images, 2131-32, 2141

YHWH
God's name revealed, 206, 210-13, 446
name of Jesus, 211, 446-47, 2666

Youth
dangers to youth, 2282, 2353, 2389
education and instruction of youth, 5, 1632, 2526, 2685, 2688

Zeal, religious, 579, 2442

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