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Adoration

blessing and, 2626

of God, 2096

of the Incarnate Word by the angels,

333

as principal act of the virtue of

religion, 2096, 2628 (

see also

God)

sacred art and, 2502

Adultery

definition of, 2380

and desire, 2336, 2528

and divorce, 1650, 2384

and God’s commandment, 2052, 2055,

2196

gravity of, 1756, 1856, 1858, 2380, 2400

and the heart of man, 1853, 2517

and insults against the dignity of

marriage, 2380‑81

Adults

adult children and family life, 2214,

2218, 2230

Baptism of, 1247

catechesis of, 5, 2688

catechumenate for, 1232, 1233

Christian initiation of, 1233, 1247 (

see

also

Initiation, Christian)

Advancement

of economic activities, 2426

See also

Development; Growth

Advent

“Come, Lord Jesus,” 2853

coming of Christ and the Last

Judgment, 1040

coming of God’s kingdom brought on

by signs and miracles, 542, 1505

coming of God’s kingdom and the

defeat of Satan’s kingdom, 550

coming of the Holy Spirit and

Pentecost, 729, 732

expectation of the coming of Christ, 840

preparation for Christ’s coming, 522‑24

“Thy kingdom come,” 2816‑21, 2859

transfiguration as a foretaste of

Christ’s glorious coming, 556

uncertainty of the time of Christ’s

glorious coming, 673‑74, 1040, 2772

See

Consummation; Expectation

Advocate

Christ, our, 519

Holy Spirit, the other advocate

(Paraclete), 692, 729, 1433, 1848

Age

adult age of faith distinct from the age

of natural growth, 1307‑08

for celebrating Confirmation, 1318‑19

of discretion for going to Confession,

1457

Agnosticism

, 2127, 2128

Almsgiving

as a form of penance, 1434, 1438

in the New Law, 1969

as works of charity and mercy, 2447,

2462

Altar

blessing of the, 1672

celebration of the Eucharist and the

meanings of the, 1383

Eucharist, sacrament of the, 1372

the heart as, 786, 2655

of heaven, 1383, 1589

the Lord’s altar built by Abraham, 2570

New Covenant and the, 1182

sacrifice of the cross and the, 1182,

1364, 1366‑68, 1939

Ambo

, 1184

Amen

Christ, the definitive amen of the

Father’s love, 1065

in the Eucharistic liturgy, 1345

the last word of the “Creed” and of

Sacred Scripture, 1061

meaning of, 1062‑64, 1348, 1396, 2856,

2865

Analogy

analogy of faith, 114

of biblical revelation, 128‑30 (

see also

Typology)

the Creator and the likeness of His

creatures, 41, 2500

spiritual life and its analogy with the

natural life, 1210‑12

Anamnesis

, 1103, 1106, 1354, 1362