The Holy SeeCatechism of the Catholic Church

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Questions
response to man's principal questions, 68, 282, 1676

Race
discrimination because of, 1935
idolatry of, 2113

Realities
Christian lay people and their action in temporal things, 898-99, 2442
consecrated members of secular institutes and their action in temporal affairs, 929
simony as the buying or selling of spiritual things, 2121
spiritual affairs and the method of perceiving them, 1146
as a way to know God, 32, 159, 1148

Realm of the dead
Christ's descent into hell, 624, 631, 632-35
gates of hell and the Church, 552, 834
man's descent into hell, 1035

Reason
human reason and faith, 50, 156-59, 274, 1706
and the knowledge of God, 35-39, 47, 237, 286
and laws must be promulgated, 1902, 1976
makes man like God, 1730
moral conscience and judgment, 1778, 1783, 1796, 1798
and the natural moral law, 1954
and passions, 1767
sin contrary to, 1872
and the virtues, 1804, 1806, 2341

Recapitulation, 518, 668, 2854

Reconciliation. See Penance and Reconciliation

Redeemer. See Christ

Redemption
Christ's death as the sacrifice of, 613, 616
the Church as the instrument for the redemption of all, 776
at the center of the Good News, 571, 601
extension of redemptive work, 634
life of Christ as a mystery of, 517, 635, 1067
for many, 605
Mary serving in the mystery of, 494, 508
meaning of the redemption can be understood by faith alone, 573
proclaiming and promising of, 55, 64, 601

Reflection
importance of personal, 1779
prayerful, 2708
See also Meditation

Reformation, the, 406, 1400

Refusal to obey
Adam's refusal to obey amended for by Christ, 411, 532, 614-15
civil authorities, 2242, 2256, 2313
disobedience of Adam and man and its consequences, 399, 400-02, 1733, 2515
moral authority, 1733, 1862, 2515
sin as refusal to God, 397, 1850, 1871
See also Obedience

Regeneration (Christian)
Baptism, the sacrament, and the washing of regeneration, 1213, 1215
effects of, 784, 872, 1262
See also Baptism

Regulation of births, 2368, 2370, 2372, 2399

Reincarnation, 1013

Relations. See Man; Society

Religion(s)
acts of, 1969
the Church and non-Christian, 842-43
freedom to profess, 2137
invoking of God as Father in many, 238
and the political community, 2244
search for God in all, 2566
social duty of, 2104-05, 2467
virtues of, 1807, 2095-96, 2117, 2125, 2135, 2144

Religious
families, 917-18, 927
state of religious life, 916, 925-27
witness of, 933
See also Life: consecrated life

Remembrance
of the angels, 335
of Christ's passion and resurrection, 1163, 1167, 1354
of creation, 2169
of the dead, 958, 1032
of God's wonders, 1103
Holy Spirit as the Church's living memory, 1099
of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice, 1333, 1341-44, 1394
of the saints, 957, 1173, 1195

Renewal
Baptism, the "washing of regeneration and of renewal of the Holy Spirit," 1215
of the Church, 670, 821, 827, 1428
at the end of time, 1043
saints as the source and origin of, 828

Renunciation of riches, 2544, 2556

Reparation
Christ makes amends for Adam's disobedience and our sins, 411, 615
duty of, 2487
Eucharist as an offering in reparation for sins, 1414
for injustice, 2412, 2454
of offenses committed against the truth, 2509

Respect
charity as respect for one's neighbor, 1789, 1825
for Church leaders, 1269
for the commandments, the Law, the evangelical counsels, 532, 579, 1986, 2053, 2200
for family, 2206, 2214-17, 2219, 2228, 2251
for God's name, 2144, 2148-49
for the goods of another, 2408-14
for human freedom, 1738, 1884
for human life, 2259-83
for the integrity of creation, 2415-18
for natural law, 2036
for non-Catholic Christians, 818
for one's own body, 1004
owed to God, 209, 2101, 2148
for political authority, 1880, 1900
for private property, 2403
for religious freedom, 2188
for sinners, 1466-67
for the Temple, 583-84
for the truth, 2488-92
See also Dignity

respect for the dignity of the person, 2284-301
        for the dead, 2299-301
        for health, 2288-91
        for the integrity of the body, 2297-98
        for the person and his rights, 1907, 1929-33, 1944
        for the reputation of persons, 2477, 2507
        scientific research and, 2292-96
        for the soul of another, 2284-87

Responsibility
of actions, 1735, 1737, 1745-46, 1754
bishops and apostolic, 1594
of children toward their parents, 2218
conscience and responsibility to be assumed, 1781
freedom and, 1036, 1731-38
of man as steward of the world, 373
of parents toward their children, 2223, 2225
participation in social life and, 1913-17
of the People of God, 783
poverty and the moral responsibility of wealthy nations, 2439
sin and, 1868
of sinners for the death of Jesus, 597-98
of spouses in transmitting life, 2368

Rest
on the day of the Lord, 2184-85, 2194
on the Sabbath in the Decalogue, 582, 2168-73, 2189

Resurrection of Christ. See Christ

Resurrection of the dead
body and soul at the final resurrection, 366
cremation and faith in the resurrection of the body, 2301
Eucharist as the power of resurrection, 1524
faith in the resurrection of the dead as essential to the Christian faith, 991
hour of resurrection of all the dead, 1001, 1038
how the dead are resurrected, 999, 1000
"I believe in the resurrection of the body," 988-1013
opposition and incomprehension as to faith in, 996
progressive revelation of, 992
reasons for and the foundations of faith in, 993-95
resurrection of all the dead, 998
resurrection of the flesh signifies, 990
rising, 997
Transfiguration of Christ as a sign of man's resurrection, 556
as a work of the Most Holy Trinity, 989

Retribution, Divine (eternal), 1021-22, 2016

Return. See Advent; Consummation; Expectation

Revelation
as enlightenment about religious and moral truths, 38
external arguments of faith in, 156
faith as a response to, 142-43, 150, 176, 1814
as the fruit of inspiration of the Holy Spirit, 105
God's Revelation expressed in human tongues, 101
human understanding of, 157-58
leads to a deeper understanding of the laws of social living, 2419
made to the little ones, 544
man's capacity of accepting, 35, 36
necessity of, 74, 1960
no further revelation is to be expected, 66-67
Old and New Testaments as true, 129
as the pre-eminent way to knowing God, 50
"Private" revelations, 67
purpose and goal of, 52, 68
is realized gradually, 53, 69
Sacred Scripture and Tradition flow from, 80-83, 124

arguments of Revelation
        of creation, 287, 337
        of the Decalogue, 2060, 2071
        of the divine plan of salvation, 50-51
        of God's mercy to sinners, 1846
        of man as God's image, 1701, 2419
        of Mary's virginity, 502
        of the new heaven and new earth, 1048
        of the reality of sin, 386-90
        of the resurrection of the dead, 992
        of the ultimate truth  i.e., of Jesus Christ, 124

Revelation in the History of Salvation
        in Abraham, 59
        after the fall, 55
        in Israel, 60-64, 72
        in Jesus Christ, 65-67, 73
        in Noah, 56-58, 71
        to our first parents, 54, 70
        from the very beginning, 54, 70

Revelation of God, 51-67
        in the Decalogue, 2059, 2070-71
        the Father, 151, 238-42, 2779
        God's name, 203-14, 2143
        God's omnipotence, 272
        the Holy Spirit, 243-48, 687-88
        to Israel, 2085
        as the One and only God, 201-02
        the Son, 152, 438, 647-48, 651
        the Trinity, 237, 732
        way of Christ as consummation of, 561
        way of Christ as Revelation of the Father, 516

transmission of Revelation
        through the apostles and through the Gospels, 75-76
        through the bishops, 77
        through the Church, 78-79, 82
        Sacred Scripture and Tradition as two distinct modes of, 81-82

Riches
freedom of heart with respect to riches as necessary for entering the Kingdom, 2544, 2556
happiness and, 1723
immoderate passion for, 2536
love for the poor and love of, 2445

Right(s)
to act in conscience and in freedom, 1782, 1907
action of resisting the laws of a violent authority, 2243
actions contrary to fundamental, 2242, 2414, 2424
actions contrary to the rights of nations, 2313, 2328
of the baptized, 1269
of children, 2378
to choose a profession and state of life, 2230
to choose a school for one's children, 2229
the Church and defense of its fundamental, 2420, 2458
Church ministers have the right to support, 1807, 1882, 1889, 2237, 2306, 2407
civil divorce and ensuring legitimate, 2383
to discontinue medical procedures, 2278
to economic initiative, 2429
economic life and defense of, 2430-31
to educate children, 2221
to enjoy the goods of the earth, 360
equality among men and their, 1935, 1944-45
to evangelize all men, 848, 900
to freedom, 1738, 1747
to immigrate, 2241
information from the media and respect for, 2492, 2494, 2498
to knowing and revealing the truth, 2488-89, 2494, 2508, 2512
to a legitimate defense, 1909, 2265-66, 2308, 2310, 2321
to life, 2264, 2270, 2273, 2322
man's right to be instructed in the divine precepts, 2037
natural law as the basis of fundamental, 1956, 1978, 2070, 2273
political, 2237
political regimes contrary to human, 1901
to private property, 2211, 2401, 2403, 2406, 2452
public authorities and the rights of the person, 1907, 2254, 2273
recognition of, 2270, 2273
to regulate the production and sale of arms, 2316
to religious freedom, 2104-09
to respect, 2479
science and technical art in the service of fundamental, 2294, 2375
of social justice, 1943
state based on law, 1904, 2273
to voice criticism of those in authority, 2238
to vote, 2240

Rites
different rites in the universal Church, 1201, 1203, 1208
funeral (see Deceased)
modification of, 1125
of the sacraments, 1131 (see also individual sacraments)
See also Liturgy; Tradition

Rosary, 971, 2678, 2708

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