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The Ninth Commandment


What is the ninth Commandment? The ninth Commandment is, ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife’. What does the ninth Commandment forbid? The ninth Commandment forbids all wilful consent to impure thoughts and desires, and all wilful pleasure in the irregular motions of the flesh. What sins commonly lead to the breaking of the sixth and ninth Commandments? The sins ...

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The Eighth Commandment

Eighth Commandment

What is the eighth Commandment? The eighth Commandment is, ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour’. What does the eighth Commandment forbid? The eighth Commandment forbids all false testimony, rash judgment, and lies. Are calumny and detraction forbidden by the eighth Commandment? Calumny and detraction are forbidden by the eighth Commandment, and also tale-bearing, and any words which ...

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The Seventh Commandment

Seventh Commandment

What is the seventh Commandment? The seventh Commandment is, ‘You shall not steal’. What does the seventh Commandment forbid? The seventh Commandment forbids all unjust taking away, or keeping what belongs to another. Is all manner of cheating in buying and selling forbidden by the seventh Commandment? All manner of cheating in buying and selling is forbidden by the seventh ...

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The Sixth Commandment

Sixth Commandment

What is the sixth Commandment? The sixth Commandment is, ‘You shall not commit adultery’. What does the sixth Commandment forbid? The sixth Commandment forbids all sins of impurity with another’s wife or husband. Does the sixth Commandment forbid whatever is contrary to holy purity? The sixth Commandment forbids whatever is contrary to holy purity in looks, words, or actions. Are ...

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The Fifth Commandment

Fifth Commandment

What is the fifth Commandment? The fifth Commandment is, ‘You shall not kill’. What does the fifth Commandment forbid? The fifth Commandment forbids all wilful murder, fighting, quarrelling, and injurious words; and also scandal and bad example. Does the fifth Commandment forbid anger? The fifth Commandment forbids anger, and still more, hatred and revenge. Why are scandal and bad example ...

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The Fourth Commandment

Fourth Commandment

What is the fourth Commandment? The fourth Commandment is, ‘Honour your father and your mother.’ What are we commanded by the fourth Commandment? By the fourth Commandment we are commanded to love, reverence, and obey our parents in all that is not sin. Are we commanded to obey our parents only? We are commanded to obey, not only our parents, ...

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The Third Commandment

third Commandment

What is the third Commandment? The third Commandment is ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’ What are we commanded by the third Commandment? By the third Commandment we are commanded to keep the Sunday holy. How are we to keep the Sunday holy? We are to keep the Sunday holy by hearing Mass and resting from servile works. ...

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The Second Commandment

second Commandment

What is the second Commandment? The second Commandment is, ‘You shall not take the name of the Lord Your God in vain’. What are we commanded by the second Commandment? By the second Commandment we are commanded to speak with reverence of God and all holy persons and things, and to keep our lawful oaths and vows. What does the ...

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The First Commandment

First Commandment

What is the first Commandment? The first Commandment is, ‘I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no gods except me. You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven, or on the earth beneath or in the waters ...

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What is Charity? Charity is a supernatural gift of God by which we love God above all things, and our neighbour as ourselves for God’s sake. Why must we love God? We must love God because he is infinitely good in himself and infinitely good to us. How do we show that we love God? We show that we love ...

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