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parable

a story Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of God, using examples from everyday life

Particular Judgment

the individual judgment by God at the time of a person's death; when God decides, after a person's death, where that person will spend eternity according to his or her faith and works

Paschal Mystery

Christ's work of redemption through his suffering, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension

Pope

the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, and the head of the entire Catholic Church

providence

God's loving care for all things; God's will and plan for creation

psalms

poems and hymns that were first used in the liturgy of the Israelites. Today, the psalms are also prayed and sung in the public prayer of the Church.

Purgatory a state of final cleansing after death and before entering into Heaven