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584 • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

God’s People:

see People of God

the Golden Rule:

324, 390, 400, 433, 437

Good; goodness:

331

“all things work for good for those

who love God”: 454

children and the good of the

family: 283

conscience and what is good:

314-15

defending the good of each human

being: 379

and evil: 56-57, 68, 242, 310-12,

327, 332, 390, 485, 490, 493

friendship and: 406

God as author of: 385

grace and: 341

human longing for goodness: 4, 310

immoral means to a good end:

392-93

the moral good: 311-13, 315, 320

moral law as helping to

determine: 320

openness to: 8, 16

in our culture: 16, 129

sin opposed to the: 331

the supreme good of knowing Jesus

Christ: 469

truth and: 437

universe destined to the good of the

human family: 54

see also Common good;

specific

topics,

e.g., Marriage

Goodness, human

defending the good of each human

being: 379

freedom and growth in: 310-11,

316, 319-20

human acts: 311, 320

Original Sin and: 68-69

strengthening: 191

virtue as a means for maturing in:

193, 315-17

see also Fruits of the Holy Spirit

Goodness of God:

4, 6, 15, 56, 327, 495

creation and: 54, 62, 67, 363, 368

God as author of goodness: 385

the Good News:

68, 77-87

see also Gospel

Goods

and the common good: 426

coveting: 449, 455

detachment from vs. exaggerated

dependence on material goods:

312, 419, 449, 453

distribution of: 420, 425, 455

goods of the earth: 420

stewardship of the: 324

universal destination of the: 420, 426

see also Materialism; Property

Good Shepherd:

258-59

Goodwill

countering envy with: 450, 455

Gospel:

21-33, 79, 499-502,

514

authors of: 26, 94

bringing the Gospel into culture

(see Evangelization)

catechesis and: 94

the center of the Gospel message: 119

Christians and: 129

the Church and: 122, 129, 132-33

culture, relationship to: 15-16, 134,

442-43, 445

family, Gospel as center for: 404

as first communicated by preaching

and witness: 24

formation of: 26

the Good News: 68, 77-87

heart of: 313

heart of the Gospel: 313

inherent attractiveness of: 336, 437

as law of love: 336

Law of (New Law): 331

Lord’s Prayer as summary of: 490

Old Testament as preparing the

world for: 328, 336

place of honor in Scripture: 26

portraits of Jesus in: 79-80

proclaiming: 16-17, 21-22 (see also

Evangelization; Witness, Christian)

Scripture, as holding place of honor

in: 26

transmission of: 32

see also Apostolic Succession; Great

Commission; New Testament;

Tradition;

specific topics

and events