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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Religion; Catholic church

The supreme 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 ...

sacred heart

Religion; Catholic church

The symbol of the love with which Jesus continually loves the eternal Father and all human beings without exception (478).


Religion; Catholic church

The suffering and death of Jesus (572, 602-616). Passion or Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, during which the annual liturgical celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ takes ...


Religion; Catholic church

The successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Rome and Supreme Pontiff of the universal Catholic Church. The pope exercises a primacy of authority as Vicar of Christ and shepherd of the ...


Religion; Catholic church

The study of God, based on divine revelation (236, 2033, 2038).


Religion; Catholic church

The structure and organization of productive work or activity in a society, forming the basis for financial support and stability of individuals, families, and society. The ...


Religion; Catholic church

The state or condition of those who have chosen to remain unmarried for the sake of the kingdom of heaven in order to give themselves entirely to God and to the service of his ...