Jesus (which means
“God saves” in Hebrew). The Son
of God became man to achieve our
salvation; he is the unique savior
of humanity (430).
An attitude or
behavior which leads another to
do evil (2284).
Refusal of submission
to the Supreme Pontiff, or of
communion with the members of
the Church subject to him (2089).
sacred writings of the Old and
New Testaments (101).
SEAL OF CONFESSION:
confessor’s obligation to keep
absolutely secret what a penitent
has told to him in the Sacrament
of Penance; also known as the
“sacramental seal” (1467).
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST:
appreciation of the faith (
) shown by the universal
consent in matters of faith and
morals manifested by the whole
body of the faithful under the
guidance of the Magisterium (92).
Greek translation of the Hebrew
Scriptures made by Jewish
scholars, and later adopted by
Greek-speaking Christians (213).
SIGN OF THE CROSS:
A sign in
the form of a cross made by the
Christian as a prayer honoring the
Blessed Trinity, “in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit” (2157; cf. 786).
The buying or selling of
spiritual things, which have God
alone as their owner and master
An offense against God as
well as a fault against reason,
truth, and right conscience. Sin
is a deliberate thought, word,
deed, or omission contrary to the
eternal law of God. In judging the
gravity of sin, it is customary to
distinguish between mortal and
venial sins (1849, 1853, 1854).
A culpable lack of
physical or spiritual effort; acedia
or laziness. One of the capital sins
(1866, 2094, 2733).
for the human person and the
rights which flow from human
dignity and guarantee it. Society
must provide the conditions
that allow people to obtain what
is their due, according to their
nature and vocation (1928, 1931).
The effect of sin
over time, which can affect society
and its institutions to create
“structures of sin,” by analogy
called “social sin” (1869).
teaching (social doctrine) of the
Church on the truth of revelation
about human dignity, human
solidarity, and the principles
of justice and peace; the moral
judgments about economic and
social matters required by such
truth and about the demands of
justice and peace (2419-2422).
SON OF GOD:
A title frequently
applied to Jesus in the Gospel,
signifying his unique relationship
to the Father. The second Person