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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, 1293‑1301

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