The Ten Commandments
1 Worshipping of other gods.
Reject divine law, or the teachings of the Church?
Join in worship in a non-Catholic religion?
Give up religion altogether?
Gave up practice of the faith in presumption of later forgiveness?
Value more than God things like money or ambition?
Engage in superstition (palm readers, the zodiac, etc)
Made a false confession?
2 Using the Lord's name.
Used Christ's name without reverence?
Used the names of saints or angels or the Church without reverence?
Partaken of shows when used God's name in vain?
Been involved in suggestive conversation?
Lied under oath?
Become angry with God?
Been irreverent in church?
Mishandled sacred vessels?
3 Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
Wilfully miss Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day?
Fail to pray?
Commit a sacrilege?
Receive Communion after having committed an unconfessed mortal sin?
Arrive late for Mass without good reason?
Perform servile work on Sunday or a Holy Day?
Fail to take your children to Mass?
Knowingly eat meat on a day of abstinence without good reason?
Fail to keep the one-hour fast before Communion?
4 Honour father and mother.
Fail to care for elderly parents?
Fail to arrange religious education for your children?
Fail to ensure that your children were practising the faith?
Fail to provide your children with proper sex education?
Set a good example of a Christian life?
Voted for a politician whose opposes Church or divine teaching?
5 Do not kill.
Take part in events involving abortion?
Plan, attempt or assist in suicide?
Have a strong desire to kill someone?
Threaten to or desire to harm someone?
Wish evil to another?
Discriminate against another for no good reason?
Take part in actions which were unnecessarily dangerous?
Use alcohol or drugs to excess?
Drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs?
Trade in illegal drugs?
Behave in a way which encourage sin in others (the sin of scandal)?
Assist the committing of sin in others?
Harm anyone through lack of care?
Become severely angry?
Refuse to forgive when asked?
Consider or attempt revenge?
Take pleasure in the injury of others?
Harm animals for no good reason?
6 and 9 Adultery and coveting someone else's wife.
Lust after a woman? Take deliberate pleasure in her appearance?
Use a contraceptive?
Employ artificial means of conception?
Arrange for sterilisation for yourself or spouse?
Refuse marital rights without a good reason?
Make unreasonable marital demands?
Encourage impure thoughts?
Take wilful pleasure in pornography, including images, stories and video?
Have sexual relations with someone other than spouse?
Take part in homosexual practices?
Engage in masturbation?
Take part in sexual foreplay outside marriage?
Attempted to seduce another?
Wear immodest clothing?
Acted as a prostitute, or engaged a prostitute?
Took part in unnatural practices?
7 and10 Do not steal or covet your neighbour’s goods.
Feel envy because of the possessions of another?
Assist those in need?
Damage the property of another, eg graffiti?
Cheat in an exam or competition?
Gamble beyond what you could afford?
Make a false claim?
Do a fair day's work?
Pay a fair day's wage?
Keep an agreement?
Repay a debt?
Take advantage of the hardship of another?
8 Bearing false witness.
Tell a life?
Take part in gossip?
Damage the reputation of another, even by telling the truth?
Say or write anything false which harmed the reputation of another?
Judge rashly - jump to conclusions?
Fail to restore stolen property?
Fail to restore damage caused by a lie?
Fail to defend the Church?
Fail to keep a secret?
The commandments of the Church
1 Attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
Did you miss Mass or arrived late?
2 Confess serious sins at least once a year.
Did you go to confession during the year, complete the penance, and make any necessary reparation?
3 Receive Communion at least once a year, during the Easter season (between Ash Wednesday and Trinity Sunday).
Did you receive the Blessed Sacrament during this time; ensure that you were not in the state of mortal sin at the time; fasted for an hour; receive the Host more than twice on the same day?
4 Go to Mass and refrain from servile work on Holy Days.
5 Fast on days of fast, abstain on days of abstinence.
Did you follow the days of fast and abstinence for your archdiocese and your age?
6 You shall contribute to the support of your pastors.
Did you provide support for the work of the Church?
7 Follow the marriage laws.
Ensure that you are living in a valid marriage; avoid companions who are not free to marry; ensure that both spouses are free to marry before entering into matrimony?