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Index • 613

People of God:

116-17,

523

belonging to: 116-17

as bound together by the New

Covenant: 485

the Church as: 116-17

destiny of: 117, 500

incorporation into through

Baptism: 116

mission of: 118

willingness to support and

encourage others who share the

faith: 196-97

see also Believers; Children of God;

Christians; Church;

specific topics

Perfection

angels and: 54

creation and: 56-57

of God the Father: 196

love as bond of: 196

see also Holiness; Purgatory

Perjury:

432

Permissive culture:

318, 342

Persecution; the persecuted:

465

advocacy for the persecuted: 43,

116, 122, 131

all Church members as linked to the

persecuted: 116, 122

Blessed are they who are

persecuted: 308

the Church as deploring

persecution: 131

courage in times of persecution (see

Fortitude)

discipleship and: 83

Perseverance:

16-17, 475, 478-79,

488, 494

see also Fortitude

Personal autonomy:

see Autonomy

Persons, Divine:

see Trinity

Persons, human:

see Human persons

Peter:

111-12, 236, 243, 272, 336, 357

as head of the twelve Apostles: 46,

112, 114, 132-33

and keys of the kingdom of

heaven: 111

as martyr in Rome: 112

Pope as successor to: 127, 130, 138,

266, 330, 337

as rock on which Jesus would build

his Church: 91, 111-12, 121

as shepherd of Christ’s flock:

112, 138

Peter Canisius, St.:

xvi

Petition:

467-68, 478

the seven petitions in the Lord’s

Prayer: 485-90, 493-94

see also Prayer

Peyton, Fr. Patrick:

293-95

Pharisees:

155, 235, 280, 468, 482

Philosophy:

57-58

Physician-assisted suicide:

see under

Suicide: physician-assisted

Physicians

Christ as “divine physician”:

234-35

confidentiality of patients,

protecting: 434

the Hippocratic Oath: 398-99

patients, compassion for: 398-99

see also Sickness

Piety

devotions and popular: 297-99,

300-301, 473, 476-77

devotion to the Virgin Mary: 297-

98, 471-72, 477

as gift of the Holy Spirit: 108

reverence: 108

see also Gifts of the Holy Spirit

“Pirating” of music or computer

software:

see

Copyright violations

Plan of God:

see under God: plan

of God

Pluralism:

284-85

Political authority/community:

432

Catholic participation in: 380, 425,

501-2

the common good and: 326

correction of unjust laws and

systems of injustice: 425

decision-making, considerations

for: 383

duties of: 379

freedom of citizens and: 326

as given authority to serve

people: 383