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as a gift of God, 153

God and the things ordained by

God as the object of, 150‑52,

170, 178, 182, 206

grounds of, 156, 651

as a human act by no means

contrary to freedom and

human reason, 154‑55

idolatry as a temptation to, 2113

motives of, 156

Muslims and faith in the one God,

841

prayer of, 2570, 2610‑11, 2613, 2616

science and, 159

significance of, 26, 142‑43, 150

sins against, 2088‑89

supernatural sense of, 91‑93, 889,

904

temptations and difficulties on the

path of, 164

test of doubt, 644, 1381, 2088‑89

as a theological virtue, 1813‑16

ultimate trial of, 675

See also

Believing

aids to teaching the faith

awareness of God’s almighty

power, 274

bishops as teachers of the, 12, 888,

2034

catechumenate and initiation into

the, 1247‑48

the Catholic Church as educator in

the, 168‑69, 197, 868, 1124

defending and spreading the, 1285

example of Abraham, 144‑45

example of Mary, 148‑49

example of our ancestors, 147

Holy Spirit, 1098, 1520

Law, 1963

liturgy, 1083, 1204, 1206

Magisterium, 890, 892

sacraments, 1123, 1305

sacred images, 1192

witness of Christian life, 2044

Word of God, 131, 1102, 1122, 1154

creeds and formulas of belief

Apostles’ Creed, 194

baptismal profession, 189

language of faith, 170‑71, 185

Nicene Creed, 195

parts and articles of the Creed,

190‑91

significance of the Creed, 186‑88,

197

effects of faith

acceptance and understanding of

Revelation, 99, 158

access to the

Eucharistic mystery, 1381

mystery of Christ’s

Resurrection, 1000

mystery of the Church, 770,

779, 812

mystery of death, 1006

awareness of one’s dignity, 1692

belonging to the People of God, 782

confirmed communion of spouses,

1644

divine concession to those who

ask, 548

embodiment of Christ, 818

embracing God’s almighty power,

273

good conscience and charity, 1794

knowledge of God, 2614

moral discretion, 2038

one Church in one faith, 818‑19

question of evil, 309, 324

repentance, 1492

sharing in Christ’s prophetic office,

785

source of moral life, 2087, 2716

source of prayer and help, 2656,

2662, 2754

obedience of faith

hearing God’s Word and, 2716

Mary and, 144, 494

as the principal moral obligation,

2087

significance of, 143‑44

properties and nature of faith

acts contrary neither to freedom

nor to human reason, 154‑55,

180

beginning of eternal life, 163‑65

certitude of, 157

freedom of, 160

full assent to God, 143, 155, 176,

2609

grace given by God, 153, 162, 179,

298, 2005

man’s response to God’s gift, 142

necessity of, 161, 183, 846

only one, 172‑75, 866