1 I am the Lord, thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
Have I dabbled in New Age, Scientology, Astrology, Horoscopes, Fortune-telling, Superstition or the Occult? Did I associate with anti-Catholic groups (eg the Freemasons)? Have I put other things ahead of God, such as money or position? Do I pray?
2 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Have I used the name of God and Jesus Christ to swear?
Have I committed shown disrespect to holy objects (crucifix, rosary, sacred vessels) or contempt for religious persons (bishop, priests, deacons, women religious) or for sacred places. Have I received Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin? Have I violated the fast before Communion, or fasting and abstinence on those days when they are required?
Did I violate the one-hour fast before Communion? Did I break the laws of fast and abstinence during Lent? Did I neglect my Easter duty to receive Holy Communion at least once? Have I neglected to support the Church and the poor by sharing my time, talent and treasure? Have I been to confession and Communion at least once a year? Have I supported the pastors?
3 Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
Did I wilfully miss Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day? Did I arrive late or leave early without reasonable excuse? Have I been working on Sundays?
4 Honour thy Father and Mother.
Have I set a bad example for my children by missing Mass. Have I failed to ensure that they were taught the faith? Have children been obedient and respectful?
5 Thou shalt not kill.
Did I have anything to do with abortion? Did I take part in euthanasia, or where ordinary means of life support were removed? Have I been violent or considered violence? Have I endangered the lives of others? Have I abused alcohol or drugs? Do I take good care of my own health and life? Have I been unjust or held a grudge?
6 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 9 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife.
Did I have any sex before or outside of marriage? Do I look at pornographic material? Did I commit masturbation or use contraceptives?
Have I avoided occasions of sin? Have I committed fornication or adultery?
7 Thou shalt not steal. 10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s goods.
Have I stolen or vandalised anything or cheated anyone? Do I respect the property of others? Do I envy others because of their possessions?
8 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Have I told a lie in order to deceive someone? Have I told the truth with the intent of harming someone’s reputation? Have I told a lie or spread rumours to harms someone's reputation? Did I commit perjury? Do I love to spread gossip and secrets about others? Do I love to hear bad news about my enemies?