jurisdiction and ministry of the
pope as shepherd of the whole
Church. As successor of St. Peter,
and therefore Bishop of Rome and
Vicar of Christ, the pope is the
perpetual and visible principle of
unity in faith and communion in
the Church (882).
feature of the teaching of Jesus.
Parables are simple images or
comparisons which confront the
hearer or reader with a radical
choice about his invitation to enter
the Kingdom of God (546).
A name for the
Holy Spirit. The term was used
by Jesus in the New Testament
14:16) to indicate the
promised gift of the Spirit as
another consoler and advocate,
who would continue his own
mission among the disciples (692).
description of the condition of our
first parents before the Fall, who
lived in a state of friendship with
God in the happiness of original
justice and holiness (374, 384).
Paradise also signifies heaven, the
state of those who live with Christ
forever in the friendship and
presence of God (1023, 1721).
A stable community of
the faithful within a particular
church or diocese, whose pastoral
care is confided by the bishop to a
priest as pastor (2179).
The glorious return
and appearance of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ as judge of the
living and the dead, at the end of
time; the second coming of Christ,
when history and all creation will
achieve their fulfillment (1001; cf.
saving death and its memorial
in the Eucharist, associated with
the Jewish feast of Passover
(or Pasch) commemorating the
deliverance of the Jewish people
from death by the blood of the
lamb sprinkled on the doorposts
in Egypt, which the angel of death
saw and “passed over.” Hence
Jesus is acknowledged in the New
Testament as the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sins of the
world; he is the Paschal Lamb, the
symbol of Israel’s redemption at
the first Passover. The Eucharist
celebrates the new Passover,
in which Jesus “passes over”
to his Father by his death and
Resurrection, thus anticipating the
final Passover of the Church in the
glory of the Kingdom (571, 608,
of redemption accomplished
principally by his Passion, death,
Resurrection, and glorious
Ascension, whereby “dying he
destroyed our death, rising he
restored our life” (1067; cf. 654).
The Paschal Mystery is celebrated
and made present in the liturgy
of the Church, and its saving
effects are communicated through
the sacraments (1076), especially
the Eucharist, which renews the
paschal sacrifice of Christ as the
sacrifice offered by the Church
The suffering and
death of Jesus (572, 602-616).
Passion or Palm Sunday begins
Holy Week, during which the