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757

power of the apostles to forgive sins,

981, 983, 984, 1442, 1444, 1485, 1586

preaching of, 76

sacrament of Holy Orders and, 1087,

1536, 1565, 1576, 1577, 1594

significance of the Apostles’ mission,

858

successors of, 77, 861‑63, 892, 938,

1313, 1560, 1562, 2068

transmission of the faith and, 171, 173,

605, 815, 816, 889, 1124

transmission of the Word of God and,

3, 81, 84, 96, 126, 571

witness of the, 664, 1518

Apostolate

the Church’s, 863‑64

and the Eucharist, 864, 1324

of lay people, 900, 905, 940

Apostolic.

See

Church

Apostolic college

choosing the, 1577

episcopal college and, 880

New Covenant and, 816

office of binding and loosing, 881, 1444

of the twelve and Peter, 552

Apostolic succession

, 861, 1087

as the bond of the Church’s unity, 815

reason for, 77

safeguards the communion in the

faith, 1209

Ark of the Covenant

and prayer of the People of God, 2578,

2594

symbol of salvation and the, 2130

tables of the Testimony and the, 2058

Arms

accumulation of, 2315

arms race, 2315, 2329, 2438

conditions for resorting to, 2243, 2309

indiscriminate use of, 2314

production and sale of, 2316

refusal to bear, 2311

as a threat to peace, 2317

Art

likeness to God’s activity in creation,

2501

sacred, 2500, 2502‑03, 2513

See also

Icon(s); Images, holy

Artificial fertilization

insemination or heterologous artificial

fertilization as gravely immoral,

2376

as morally unacceptable, 2377

Artificial insemination

as morally unacceptable, 2376‑77

Ascension of Christ

celebration of, 2177

See also

Christ

Ascesis

fidelity to the baptismal promises and,

2340

mastery of the will and, 1734

spiritual growth and, 2015

Assembly

the Church as an assembly of men,

541, 751‑52, 771, 777‑78

directing an assembly and presiding

over it, 1184, 1348

Eucharistic, 1329, 1348, 1383, 1566, 2777

Holy Spirit at work in, 1092, 1112

human, 1880

liturgical, 752, 1097, 1102, 1144, 1167,

1193, 2760

participation of, 1141, 1372, 2178

prayer and, 2585‑86, 2589

preparation and disposition of the

assembly for the liturgy, 1098,

1112, 1154, 1236, 1688

profession of faith in, 167

of the saints, 946, 1372, 2006

Sunday, 1167, 1174, 2188

Assent

of faith to the Magisterium’s

definitions, 891

religious assent of the mind to the

Magisterium’s ordinary teaching,

892

Assistance/assisting

the Angels’ assistance to men, 332, 335

of deacons, 1369, 1570

divine assistance to the Supreme

Pontiff and the bishops, 892