Appendix A. Glossary • 529
present. They are also contained in
conciliar and episcopal documents.
“The principle of
solidarity, also articulated in terms
of ‘friendship’ or ‘social charity,’
is a direct demand of human and
Christian brotherhood” (CCC, no.
1939). This involves a love for all
peoples that transcends national,
racial, ethnic, economic, and ideo-
logical differences. It respects the
needs of others and the common
good in an interdependent world.
The immortal spiritual
part of a person; the soul does not
die with the body at death, and it
is reunited with the body in the
SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY:
These are actions that help our
neighbor in their spiritual needs.
They include counseling the
doubtful, instructing the ignorant,
admonishing the sinner, comforting
the sorrowful, forgiving injuries,
bearing wrongs patently, and pray-
ing for the living and the dead.
STATE OF GRACE:
in which our sins have been for-
given and we are reconciled with
God, though purification from sin’s
effects may still be needed. A person
is first in a state of grace, sharing
in God’s life, following Baptism. If
a person falls out of that state, he
or she can be subsequently recon-
ciled to God, especially through the
Sacrament of Penance.
“A community of
a higher order should not interfere
in the internal life of a community
of a lower order, depriving the latter
of its functions, but rather should
support it in case of need and help
it to coordinate its activity with
the activities of the rest of society,
always with a view to the common
good” (CCC, no. 1883).
Christians celebrate the
Sunday because it is the day of the
Lord’s Resurrection and the begin-
ning of the new creation. Catholics
are obliged to participate in the
celebration of the Eucharist on
Sundays and to devote the remain-
der of the day to rest, relaxation,
spiritual reflection, and activities
that are consonant with this.
A noble repository
located in a prominent place in a
Catholic church in which uncon-
sumed hosts that have become the
Body of Christ are reserved for later
use as well as a focus for adoration