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A

Ablution

Abortion

Absolution

Abstinence

Act of Contrition

Act of Faith

Act of Hope

Act of Love

Actual Grace

Actual Sin

Adam

Advent

All Saints Day

All Souls Day

Alleluia

Almsgiving

Altar

Altar Rail

'Alter Christus'

Amen

Anathema

Angel

Angelical Salutation

Angelus

Annulment

Annunciation

Anointing of the Sick

Antichrist

Anti-pope

Apologetics

Apostasy

Apostate

Apostles

Apostolic See

Apostolical Succession

Apparitions

Archangels

Ark of the Covenant

Article of Faith

Ascension

Asceticism

Ash Wednesday

Aspirations

Assumption

Avarice

Ave Maria

B

Backbiting

Baptism

Basilica

The Beatific Vision

Beatification

Beatitudes

Benediction

The Benedictus

Bible

Birth Control

Bishop

Bishop of Rome

Black Fast

Blasphemy

Blessed

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessing

Breviary

Bull (Papal)

C

Calumny

Candlemas - See 'The Purification'

Canon Law

Canon of Scripture

Canon of the Mass

Canonization

Capital Sins

Cardinal

Cardinal Virtues

Catechetics

Catechumens

Cathedral

Catholic

Catholic Church

Celibacy

The Chair of Peter

Chalice

Chaplet

Charity

Cherubim

Chi Rho

Christ

Christian Soldiers

Christians

Christmas

Christmastide

The Church

Church Fathers

Church Militant

Church Suffering

Church Triumphant

Collect

Commands of the Church

Communion of Saints

Compline

Conclave

Concupiscence

Confession

Confirmation

Confiteor

Conscience

Consecration

Consistory

Consubstantial

Contraception

Contrition

The Coronation

Corporal Works of Mercy

Corpus Christi

Covet

Creed

Crucifix

Crusades

Curia (Roman)

D 

Deadly Sins

Death

Decalogue

Demon

The Deposit of Faith

Despair

Detraction

Devil

Devotions

Dicastery

The Didache

Diocese

Divination

Divine Office

Divine Persons

Divine Providence

Doctors of the Church

Doctrine

Dogma

Dominations

Doxology

E 

Easter

Easter Duty

Easter Triduum

Eastertide - See 'Paschaltide'

Ecumenical

Ecumenical Council

Ecumenism

Ember Days

Encyclical

Envy

Epiphany

Episcopate

Epistle

Eschatology

Eternal

Eternity

Eucharist

Euthanasia

Evangelical Counsels

Eve

Ex Cathedra

Examination of Conscience

Excommunication

Exegesis

Exorcism

Expiation

Extreme Unction

F

Faith

Fall of Man

Fasting

Feast Days

Feasts

Ferendae Sententiae

Feria

Fornication

Freemasonry

Friar

Fruits of the Holy Ghost

G

Gehenna

General Judgment

Genuflect

Gifts of the Holy Ghost

Gluttony

God

Godparents

Good Friday

Good Works

Gospel

Grace

Grace (mealtime)

Grave Matter

Greatest Commandments

Gregorian Calendar

Gregorian Masses / Trental

Guardian Angel

H

Habitual Grace

Hagiography

Heaven

Hell

Hell (As Used in the Apostles' Creed)

Heresy

Heretical

Heretics

Heroic Virtue

Hierarchical Priesthood

High Altar

Holy Communion

Holy Days of Obligation

Holy Eucharist

The Holy Family

Holy Father

Holy Ghost - See 'Holy Spirit'

Holy Hour

Holy Orders

Holy Saturday

Holy See

Holy Spirit

Holy Thursday

Holy Trinity

Holy Water

Holy Week

Hosanna

Host

Humility

I

Ides

Images

The Immaculate Conception

Imperfect Contrition

Imprimatur

'In Persona Christi'

The Incarnation

Indefectibility

Indissolubility

Indulgences

Indult

Infallibility

Infidels

Inquisition

Intercession (of Saints)

J 

Jehovah

Jesus / Jesus Christ

Judgment

Justification

K 

Kalends

Keys

Kingdom of God

L 

Laity

Last Rites

Last Supper

Last Things ("Novissima")

Latae Sentiae

Latin

Latin Mass

Lauds

Lent

Limbo

Litany

Liturgy of the Hours

Lord's Prayer

Love

Lust

M 

Magisterium

Magnificat

Maran-atha

Marks of the Church

Marriage / Matrimony

Martyrdom

Martyrology

Martyrs

Mary (Blessed Virgin)

Masonry - See 'Freemasonry'

Mass

Matins

Matrimony - See 'Marriage / Matrimony'

Maundy Thursday - See 'Holy Thursday'

The Memorare

Messiah

Miracles

Missionary

Mixed Marriage

Modernism

Monk

Monsignor

Monstrance

Moral Choices

Morning Offering

Mortal Sin

Mortification

Motu Proprio

Mysteries

Mysteries of the Rosary

Mystical Body

Mysticism

N

The Nativity - See 'Christmas'

Natural Family Planning

Nave

New Adam

New Covenant

New Eve

New Testament

No Salvation Outside the Church

Nocturn

None

Novena

Novissima - See 'Last Things'

Novus Ordo

Nun

Nuptial Mass

O 

Obreption

Occasions of Sin

Octave

Old Testament

Omission

Ordination

Original Sin

P

Palm Sunday

Papacy

Papal

Papal Bull

Papal Legates

Parables

Paraclete - See 'Holy Spirit'

Parish

Partial Indulgence

Particular Judgment

Parts of the Church

Paschaltide

Passion of Christ

Passion Sunday

Passiontide

Paten

Pater Noster

Patron Saint

Penance

Pentateuch

Pentecost

Perfect Contrition

Perpetual Adoration

Perseverance

Pilgrimage

Pillars of the Church

Plenary Indulgence

Pontificate

Pope

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P (Cont.)

Prayer

Precepts of the Church

Predestination

Presbyter

The Presentation

Presumption

Pride

Priest

Priesthood

Primacy

Prime

Privileged Altar

Propitiation

Protoevangelium

Purgatory

The Purification

Q 

Quinquagesima

R 

Raccolta

Rash Judgment

Real Presence

Reconciliation

Rector

Rectory

Redemption

Relics

Religious Indifferentism

Repentance

Requiem

Rescript

Restitution

Resurrection

The Resurrection - See 'Easter'

Rogation Days

Roman Catechism

Roman Curia

Roman Martyrology

Roman Numerals

Roman Rota

Rosary

Rubrics

S

Sacerdos

Sacramental Grace

Sacramentals

Sacramentary

Sacraments

Sacred Scripture

Sacrifice of the Mass

Sacrilege

Sacristy

Saint

Salvation

Sanctifying Grace

Sanctoral

Sanctuary

Satan

Savior

Scandal

Scapular

Schism

Schismatic

Scholasticism

Scripture - See 'Sacred Scripture'

Scrupulous

Seal of Confession

Seasons

Second Coming

Second Vatican Council - See 'Vatican II'

Seminary

Senses of Scripture

Septuagesima

The Septuagint

Sequence

Seraphim

Sexagesima

Sext

Shrines

Sign of the Cross

Simony

Sin

Sinner

Sloth

Son of God

Soul

Spiritual Communion

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Spy Wednesday

St. Peter, the First Pope

State of Grace

Stations of the Cross

Stigmata

Subreption

Supreme Pontiff

Symbol

T 

Tabernacle

Temperance

Temptation

Ten Commandments

Terce

Theological Virtues

Theophanes

Theotokos

Thomism

Thrones

Tradition

The Transfiguration

Transubstantiation

Treasury of the Church

Trental - See 'Gregorian Masses / Trental'

Tridentine Mass

Triduum

Trinity - See 'Holy Trinity'

U

N/A

V 

Vacant Seat / Sedevacantist

Vagus

The Vatican - see 'Vatican City'

Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano)

Vatican II

Venerable

Veneration

Venial Sins

Vernacular

Versicle

Vespers

Vestibule

Vestments

Viaticum

Vicar of Christ

Vice

Vigil

Virgin Mary

Virtues

The Visitation

Vocation

Votive Mass

Votive Offerings

Vow

Vulgate

W 

Way of the Cross

Whitsunday - See 'Pentecost'

Works of Mercy

X

N/A

Y

Yahweh

Z

N/A

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