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Phrases in the Catechism

Here are 1115 phrases found in the Catechism in order from the most frequent down to those that occur at least five times. "Holy Spirit" is far and away the most common phrase, found 553 times in the Catechism.

Many of the words start with capital letters. In order to find every variation and to get a correct count, all words in the list below are in lower case (non-capital) letters.

There are other words that occur in combination -- often involving words like as, the, a, is, for, etc. Less interesting phrases such as these were dropped from the list.

Here are the interesting phrases! They tell you right away what topics are important in the Catechism.

553 holy spirit
155 jesus christ
109 son of god
103 people of god
 92 word of god
 72 common good
 65 eternal life
 62 body of christ
 59 lord jesus
 55 christ jesus
 52 sacred scripture
 50 old testament
 50 christian life
 48 holy trinity
 46 virgin mary
 46 catholic church
 45 st paul
 45 man and woman
 44 holy orders
 41 new testament
 40 kingdom of god
 39 whole church
 38 only son
 38 christ himself
 37 original sin
 37 new life
 36 new covenant
 36 mystery of christ
 35 sacrament of holy orders
 35 lord's prayer
 35 kingdom of heaven
 34 paschal mystery
 34 mother of god
 34 god's plan
 33 moral law
 33 lord jesus christ
 33 christian prayer
 32 sacrament of penance
 32 old covenant
 32 god the father
 31 human nature
 31 human life
 31 forgiveness of sins
 29 natural law
 29 glory of god
 29 christian initiation
 29 body and blood
 28 god himself
 27 human heart
 27 gives us
 27 death and resurrection
 26 only one
 26 one and the same
 26 human race
 25 love of god
 25 lord your god
 25 living god
 25 let us
 25 image of god
 25 human being
 25 god's grace
 25 consecrated life
 25 christian faith
 25 children of god
 25 bear witness
 24 true god
 24 anointing of the sick
 23 teaches us
 23 one god
 23 god's love
 23 contemplative prayer
 23 communion of saints
 22 risen christ
 22 gift of the holy spirit
 21 whole life
 21 st augustine
 21 public life
 21 plan of salvation
 21 new law
 21 most holy
 21 moral life
 21 makes us
 21 high priest
 21 god created
 21 father and the son
 21 earthly life
 20 whole world
 20 power of the holy spirit
 20 mysteries of jesus
 20 human beings
 20 grace of the holy spirit
 20 christ's body
 20 bread and wine
 20 beloved son
 20 before god
 19 taken up
 19 st john
 19 profession of faith
 19 one body
 19 heaven and earth
 19 grace of god
 19 good news
 19 first commandment
 19 christ's resurrection
 19 christian faithful
 18 st peter
 18 second vatican
 18 right hand
 18 reveals himself
 18 evangelical counsels
 18 economy of salvation
 17 your father
 17 ten commandments
 17 spirit of truth
 17 son and the holy spirit
 17 loved us
 17 lord's day
 17 human reason
 17 god's son
 17 god alone
 17 give us
 17 evil one
 17 eucharistic sacrifice
 17 communion with god
 17 blood of christ
 17 bears witness
 16 vatican council
 16 universal church
 16 ultimate end
 16 son of man
 16 sermon on the mount
 16 offered himself
 16 name of the lord
 16 mortal sin
 16 lord himself
 16 holy mother
 16 holy communion
 16 god calls
 16 fundamental rights
 16 faith hope and charity
 16 end of time
 16 ecumenical council
 16 divine life
 16 commandment forbids
 16 blessed virgin
 15 work of creation
 15 toward god
 15 son jesus
 15 sacrifice of christ
 15 new creation
 15 name of jesus
 15 make us
 15 liturgical traditions
 15 life of the church
 15 god reveals
 15 god gives
 15 god and man
 15 first place
 15 every man
 15 divine persons
 15 divine nature
 15 dignity of the human
 15 christ the lord
 15 body and soul
 14 tradition of the church
 14 sacraments of christian initiation
 14 prayer of the church
 14 outpouring of the holy spirit
 14 old law
 14 mystical body
 14 love god
 14 liturgy of the hours
 14 liturgy of the church
 14 liturgical celebration
 14 lay people
 14 latin church
 14 last day
 14 good works
 14 god's name
 14 fullness of time
 14 divine name
 14 christ and the church
 13 teach us
 13 spiritual life
 13 second vatican council
 13 revealed himself
 13 presence of christ
 13 particular churches
 13 most holy trinity
 13 history of salvation
 13 heavenly father
 13 grave offense
 13 full of grace
 13 family life
 13 every one
 13 even though
 13 eastern churches
 13 conjugal love
 13 church is catholic
 13 church celebrates
 13 christ the son
 13 catholic doctrine
 13 apostles creed
 13 according to the spirit
 12 you shall love
 12 special way
 12 sons of god
 12 new birth
 12 mystery of salvation
 12 living tradition
 12 liturgy of the word
 12 lead us
 12 last supper
 12 incarnate word
 12 human acts
 12 hidden life
 12 gravely contrary
 12 god and neighbor
 12 gave himself
 12 gathered together
 12 every human
 12 divine revelation
 12 created in the image
 12 christ the head
 12 christ the church
 12 catechism of the catholic church
 12 born of the virgin mary
 12 baptismal grace
 12 almighty power
 11 whole being
 11 vocal prayer
 11 until the end
 11 theological virtues
 11 temple of the holy spirit
 11 st thomas
 11 son jesus christ
 11 social life
 11 seventh day
 11 say to you
 11 sacred chrism
 11 sacrament of matrimony
 11 resurrection of the dead
 11 resurrection of christ
 11 particular church
 11 one holy
 11 one flesh
 11 never ceases
 11 necessary for salvation
 11 male and female
 11 makes present
 11 life of faith
 11 image and likeness
 11 god's mercy
 11 god made man
 11 glory of heaven
 11 given to us
 11 gift of god
 11 forgive sins
 11 father son and holy spirit
 11 faith of the church
 11 divine plan
 11 dignity of persons
 11 conversion of heart
 11 common priesthood
 11 christ's faithful
 11 christ our lord
 11 chosen people
 11 body and blood of christ
 11 believe in god
 11 baptism confirmation
 10 your sins
 10 work of salvation
 10 wisdom and goodness
 10 whole human
 10 virtue of religion
 10 venial sin
 10 summed up
 10 state of life
 10 spirit of god
 10 spirit of christ
 10 sin and death
 10 seventh commandment
 10 seven sacraments
 10 sacrament of reconciliation
 10 sacrament of confirmation
 10 response of faith
 10 raised from the dead
 10 public authorities
 10 priesthood of christ
 10 own life
 10 only god
 10 moral order
 10 moral conscience
 10 magisterium of the church
 10 liturgical year
 10 liturgical life
 10 likeness of god
 10 john the baptist
 10 jesus public life
 10 human history
 10 human community
 10 human body
 10 how to pray
 10 holy spirit's
 10 holy mother of god
 10 holy church
 10 holy catholic
 10 grave sins
 10 grace of christ
 10 god's word
 10 god's law
 10 god man
 10 gifts of the holy spirit
 10 form one
 10 father's house
 10 faith in christ
 10 face to face
 10 enables us
 10 ecclesial communion
 10 divine worship
 10 divine love
 10 church prays
 10 church is one
 10 christian tradition
 10 celebration of the eucharist
 10 catholic faith
 10 building up
 10 before us
 10 apostolic faith
  9 your neighbor
  9 your heart
  9 you shall not kill
  9 words and actions
  9 whole people
  9 way of life
  9 vision of god
  9 various forms
  9 unites us
  9 union with christ
  9 tradition of prayer
  9 ten words
  9 spiritual goods
  9 son of god made man
  9 social justice
  9 signs and symbols
  9 second commandment
  9 sake of the kingdom
  9 righteousness of god
  9 revealed to us
  9 relationship with god
  9 reign of god
  9 reconciliation with god
  9 presence of god
  9 prayer of jesus
  9 praise of god
  9 power of the spirit
  9 perfection of charity
  9 one spirit
  9 old age
  9 obedience of faith
  9 mysteries of jesus public life
  9 moral evil
  9 men and women
  9 members of the church
  9 love you
  9 life of prayer
  9 life in christ
  9 law of the gospel
  9 jesus teaches
  9 jesus himself
  9 invites us
  9 human family
  9 holy people
  9 grave sin
  9 good and evil
  9 god's commandments
  9 gift of the spirit
  9 fourth commandment
  9 first parents
  9 father in heaven
  9 faith in god
  9 eternal salvation
  9 economic and social
  9 earthly goods
  9 divine providence
  9 deliver us
  9 created man
  9 council of trent
  9 contrary to the dignity
  9 commit adultery
  9 civil authorities
  9 christ's passover
  9 christ's death
  9 christ died
  9 brothers and sisters
  9 before men
  8 your word
  8 whole body
  8 wedding feast
  8 water and the spirit
  8 successors of the apostles
  8 steadfast love
  8 spirit of the lord
  8 spirit and the church
  8 soul and body
  8 son and the spirit
  8 savior god
  8 sanctifying grace
  8 same spirit
  8 sacrifice of praise
  8 sacred books
  8 sacramental signs
  8 roman pontiff
  8 religious life
  8 receive this sacrament
  8 receive the sacrament
  8 preach the gospel
  8 prayer of petition
  8 power to forgive
  8 pass away
  8 original holiness
  8 one lord
  8 nicene creed
  8 newly baptized
  8 name of god
  8 name of christ
  8 mystery of the church
  8 mystery of creation
  8 ministerial priesthood
  8 merciful love
  8 members of his body
  8 married love
  8 male and female he created
  8 loved you
  8 liturgical action
  8 letter to the hebrews
  8 leads us
  8 laying on of hands
  8 last judgment
  8 justice and charity
  8 jesus prayer
  8 incorporated into christ
  8 imposition of hands
  8 human society
  8 human freedom
  8 human dignity
  8 human and christian
  8 honor your father
  8 holy city
  8 here on earth
  8 god's spirit
  8 god willed
  8 god the creator
  8 god has revealed
  8 god and men
  8 given us
  8 give thanks
  8 give life
  8 first sin
  8 first fruits
  8 first day
  8 first creation
  8 filial trust
  8 fifth commandment
  8 father's plan
  8 father who is in heaven
  8 faith and morals
  8 eucharistic liturgy
  8 eucharistic celebration
  8 ends of the earth
  8 ecclesial community
  8 died and rose
  8 death and resurrection of christ
  8 daily life
  8 consecrated to god
  8 church's liturgy
  8 church's life
  8 church recognizes
  8 church on earth
  8 christ's whole life
  8 christ's return
  8 christian family
  8 christ offered himself to his father for our sins
  8 blessed virgin mary
  8 bear fruit
  8 baptism and confirmation
  8 apostolic tradition
  8 apostolic succession
  8 anointing of the holy spirit
  8 action of the holy spirit
  7 your son
  7 you love
  7 works of mercy
  7 work of christ
  7 word became flesh
  7 whole man
  7 whole christ
  7 whole and entire
  7 various ways
  7 unto death
  7 until the end of time
  7 unity of the human
  7 turn away
  7 truth and love
  7 thy name
  7 thy kingdom
  7 third day
  7 temporal punishment
  7 suffering servant
  7 successor of peter
  7 st thomas aquinas
  7 spiritual soul
  7 son of the father
  7 sin of the world
  7 sign of the cross
  7 shed light
  7 save us
  7 sacred scriptures
  7 sacramental life
  7 roman rite
  7 risen one
  7 risen jesus
  7 redemptive death
  7 purity of heart
  7 public authority
  7 prompting of the holy spirit
  7 proclamation of the gospel
  7 proclaim the gospel
  7 power of god
  7 political community
  7 personal prayer
  7 paul vi cpg section
  7 pastors of the church
  7 own son
  7 ordained ministry
  7 only-begotten son
  7 new people
  7 nature of man
  7 name jesus
  7 mystery of god
  7 mother church
  7 morally good
  7 moral virtues
  7 mission of christ
  7 men to be saved
  7 men are called
  7 means of salvation
  7 marriage bond
  7 man and a woman
  7 make disciples
  7 love the lord your god
  7 love of neighbor
  7 living and the dead
  7 liturgy celebrated
  7 liturgical celebrations
  7 liturgical assembly
  7 little children
  7 last days
  7 known to us
  7 judgment of conscience
  7 image and likeness of god
  7 human virtues
  7 human act
  7 holy nation
  7 holy days
  7 holiness and justice
  7 heavenly liturgy
  7 heart of man
  7 grace of baptism
  7 grace abounded
  7 good shepherd
  7 gone before
  7 god's revelation
  7 god's forgiveness
  7 god's children
  7 god who reveals
  7 god reveals himself
  7 god is love
  7 glory of the father
  7 fully revealed
  7 full communion
  7 forms of prayer
  7 first man
  7 first centuries
  7 final end
  7 father and mother
  7 false witness
  7 fallen asleep
  7 faith in the resurrection
  7 faith and baptism
  7 exercise of freedom
  7 eternal son
  7 established by god
  7 episcopal college
  7 enter the kingdom
  7 east and west
  7 dwelling place
  7 divine law
  7 divine grace
  7 disciple of christ
  7 day of pentecost
  7 created in the image of god
  7 contrary to the moral law
  7 consubstantial with the father
  7 communion with christ
  7 church's tradition
  7 church's origin foundation and mission
  7 church's mission
  7 church's faith
  7 church of christ
  7 church is apostolic
  7 christ's passion
  7 christian people
  7 christ the son of god
  7 christ crucified
  7 child of god
  7 catholic and apostolic
  7 bride of christ
  7 bound up
  7 body the church
  7 blessed sacrament
  7 blessed hope
  7 become one
  7 became man
  7 battle of prayer
  7 age of the church
  6 your neighbor's
  6 you shall not covet
  6 you shall not commit adultery
  6 you shall love your neighbor as yourself
  6 you shall love the lord your god
  6 word made flesh
  6 witness to the truth
  6 whole human race
  6 whole community
  6 way of the cross
  6 virginal conception
  6 venial sins
  6 united with christ
  6 true man
  6 true good
  6 transcendent event
  6 thy will be done
  6 three sacraments
  6 three degrees
  6 tenth commandment
  6 sums up
  6 st john chrysostom
  6 st james
  6 st gregory
  6 spiritual battle
  6 spirit proceeds
  6 species of bread
  6 special graces
  6 special grace
  6 son of david
  6 slavery of sin
  6 six days
  6 sign and instrument
  6 seven petitions
  6 sent his son
  6 sent by the father
  6 scripture speaks
  6 saving work
  6 sacrifice of the cross
  6 sacred power
  6 sacred art
  6 sacramental liturgy
  6 sacramental grace
  6 sacrament of the eucharist
  6 sabbath day
  6 royal priesthood
  6 risen lord
  6 reveals to us
  6 reveals his name
  6 religious authorities
  6 raised up
  6 pure in heart
  6 public life jesus
  6 private property
  6 priestly prayer
  6 preferential love
  6 prayer to our father
  6 power to forgive sins
  6 popular piety
  6 political authorities
  6 pilgrim church
  6 personal sin
  6 personal dignity
  6 people of israel
  6 passion and death
  6 own image
  6 outpouring of the spirit
  6 original holiness and justice
  6 ordained ministers
  6 one single
  6 one people
  6 one holy catholic and apostolic
  6 newness of life
  6 new eve
  6 new earth
  6 name of the lord jesus
  6 mother of jesus
  6 most high
  6 mortal sins
  6 morally unacceptable
  6 moral good
  6 mission of the son
  6 mission of the church
  6 mercy of god
  6 mary mother
  6 love of christ
  6 lord's name
  6 living water
  6 living tradition of prayer
  6 liturgical actions
  6 little ones
  6 lay faithful
  6 law and the prophets
  6 latin rite
  6 lamb of god
  6 keys of the kingdom
  6 joint mission
  6 jesus is the christ
  6 jesus calls
  6 invisible god
  6 intimate union
  6 human solidarity
  6 human persons
  6 human knowledge
  6 hour of jesus
  6 holy one
  6 holy name
  6 hierarchical constitution of the church
  6 heavens and the earth
  6 heavenly jerusalem
  6 heaven and on earth
  6 head of the church
  6 hallowed be thy name
  6 great mystery
  6 gratuitous gift
  6 god's works
  6 god's presence
  6 god's power
  6 god revealed
  6 god our father
  6 god created man
  6 god blessed
  6 god as father
  6 god and savior
  6 giving birth
  6 gives life
  6 giver of life
  6 forgive us
  6 filled with the holy spirit
  6 filial prayer
  6 fathers of the church
  6 father's love
  6 father the son and the holy spirit
  6 father and the holy spirit
  6 family of god
  6 every creature
  6 eucharistic species
  6 eternal beatitude
  6 essential elements
  6 entered the world
  6 empty tomb
  6 eighth day
  6 education of children
  6 easter vigil
  6 down from heaven
  6 divine sonship
  6 diocesan bishop
  6 dignity of man
  6 deposit of faith
  6 days of obligation
  6 danger of death
  6 daily bread
  6 creation and salvation
  6 confirmation and the eucharist
  6 confession of faith
  6 commutative justice
  6 community of believers
  6 communion with the catholic church
  6 communion of the church
  6 college of bishops
  6 civil society
  6 civil authority
  6 church's magisterium
  6 church teaches
  6 church proposes
  6 church fathers
  6 christ's human
  6 christ's grace
  6 christ's disciples
  6 christian liturgy
  6 christian death
  6 christian community
  6 christ who died
  6 christ the son of the living god
  6 celebration of the sacraments
  6 calls us
  6 burning bush
  6 body which is the church
  6 body of jesus
  6 bishops in communion
  6 bishops and priests
  6 between god and men
  6 between god and man
  6 believe in the holy spirit
  6 believe in jesus
  6 believe in christ
  6 baptismal priesthood
  6 apostolic constitution
  6 angel gabriel
  6 ancient times
  6 allow us
  6 adam's sin
  6 according to the flesh
  6 accordance with the scriptures
  6 accomplished once
  5 your name
  5 your brother
  5 young people
  5 you shall not steal
  5 you know
  5 you hear
  5 worship the lord
  5 word incarnate
  5 witness to christ
  5 whole gospel
  5 whole earth
  5 whole christian life
  5 way of salvation
  5 walk in newness of life
  5 universal destination
  5 unity of the mystical body
  5 unity of the human race
  5 unity of the divine
  5 unique sacrifice
  5 unique place
  5 truth of faith
  5 truly human
  5 true god and true man
  5 true freedom
  5 title lord
  5 three persons
  5 thanksgiving and praise
  5 temporal goods
  5 teaching of the faith
  5 teaching of the church
  5 teaches us to pray
  5 takes away the sin of the world
  5 synod of bishops
  5 st ignatius
  5 st ambrose
  5 spiritual tradition
  5 spirit of his son
  5 spirit of adoption
  5 social conditions
  5 sinful man
  5 share in christ's
  5 sexual pleasure
  5 seventh commandment forbids
  5 set free
  5 serve god
  5 sensitive appetite
  5 seated at the right hand
  5 search for god
  5 scripture and tradition
  5 savior jesus christ
  5 salvation of souls
  5 sake of the common good
  5 sacrifice of the mass
  5 sacred images
  5 sacraments of the church
  5 sacraments of faith
  5 sacramental celebration
  5 sacrament of salvation
  5 sacrament of baptism
  5 rose from the dead
  5 rights and duties
  5 right to private property
  5 right judgment
  5 right hand of the father
  5 right and duty
  5 revelation of god
  5 revealed truth
  5 reveal himself
  5 resurrection jesus
  5 resurrection from the dead
  5 redemptive work
  5 redemption and sanctification
  5 reconciliation with the church
  5 received from the apostles
  5 receive the holy spirit
  5 put to the test
  5 put on christ
  5 punishment of sin
  5 public order
  5 proper place
  5 prodigal son
  5 procreation and education
  5 proceeds from the father
  5 privileged place
  5 privileged expression
  5 priesthood of the faithful
  5 priest prophet and king
  5 present world
  5 prayer of the psalms
  5 prayer of intercession
  5 prayer of faith
  5 prayer of christ
  5 pray to the father
  5 praise and thanksgiving
  5 power of death
  5 poor man
  5 point of reference
  5 pleasing to god
  5 plan of love
  5 peter's successor
  5 passion and resurrection
  5 only son of god
  5 one true god
  5 one of us
  5 one mediator
  5 one church
  5 one and only
  5 new people of god
  5 new man
  5 new life in christ
  5 new creation in christ
  5 natural right
  5 name of jesus christ
  5 mysteries of jesus infancy and hidden life
  5 morally acceptable
  5 morality of human acts
  5 moral virtue
  5 moral legitimacy
  5 moment of conception
  5 members of the body
  5 members of christ
  5 mediator between god and men
  5 marana tha
  5 many forms
  5 man's response
  5 man to god
  5 makes known
  5 make present
  5 loving goodness
  5 love for us
  5 love for the poor
  5 love for men
  5 lord's words
  5 lord's resurrection
  5 lord's cross
  5 lord's body
  5 lord our god
  5 lord god
  5 living beings
  5 living and true god
  5 liturgical prayer
  5 light of the world
  5 lifted up
  5 life of the world
  5 life of christ
  5 life and love
  5 legitimate defense
  5 latin typical edition
  5 language of faith
  5 land of egypt
  5 knowledge of the truth
  5 know god
  5 john paul
  5 jesus resurrection
  5 jesus prays
  5 jesus of nazareth
  5 jesus infancy and hidden life
  5 inmost being
  5 infancy and hidden life
  5 incorporated into the church
  5 immortal soul
  5 image of the invisible god
  5 husband and wife
  5 human soul
  5 house of god
  5 hope of salvation
  5 holy women
  5 holy sacrifice
  5 holy fathers
  5 holy days of obligation
  5 holy baptism
  5 historical and transcendent event
  5 hierarchy of values
  5 hand of the father
  5 hand of god
  5 gravely contrary to the dignity
  5 grave necessity
  5 grave harm
  5 grant us
  5 grace of the sacrament
  5 grace and truth
  5 gospel of christ
  5 good of the church
  5 golden rule
  5 god's saving
  5 god's gifts
  5 god's gift
  5 god reveals his name
  5 god is one
  5 god in christ
  5 god creates
  5 god and true man
  5 god and father
  5 go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing
  5 give his life as a ransom for many
  5 fullness of christ
  5 fruit of the spirit
  5 fraternal communion
  5 forgiving sins
  5 forgive us our trespasses
  5 first adam
  5 filial adoption
  5 father's right hand
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