This word (from the Latin numerus, meaning "number," and the Greek logos, meaning "study" or "word") refers to the study of the alleged relationship between numbers and physical objects and human events; numerology, as an attempt to predict or determine the future, is a type of divination and contrary to the virtue of religion. (See CCC 2115-2117)

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