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Examination of Conscience base on 10 Commandments


Examination of Conscience base on 10 Commandments


1-  I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me.

  • Do I give God time every day in prayer?
  • Do I seek to love Him with my whole heart?
  • Have I been involved with superstitious practices or have I been involved with the occult?
  • Have I beloved in lucky charms, artifacts
  • Have I put my self, my idols before God?
  • Do I seek to surrender myself to God's Word as taught by the Church?
  • Have I ever received Communion in a state of mortal sin?
  • Have I ever deliberately told a lie in confession or have I withheld a mortal sin from the priest in confession?
  • Am I ignorant of my catechism (Act of Contrition, Apostle's Creed, Ten Commandments, Seven Sacraments, the Our Father)?
  • Have I failed to trust in God and His mercy?
  • Have I willfully doubted or denied any of the teachings of the Church (heresy)?
  • Have I taken active part in any non-Catholic worship?
  • Am I a member of any anti-Catholic or any secret society?
  • Was I pride, boasted of my abilities, tried to win praise and glory?
  • Have I been angry with God? 

2-   You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

  • Have I used God's name in vain: lightly or carelessly?
  • Have I wished evil upon another person?
  • Have I insulted a sacred person or abused a sacred object?
  • Have I used God's name in vain by way of profanity?
  • Have I murmured or complained against God?
  • Have I maligned priests or others consecrated to God?
  • Have I sworn by God's name (oath) either falsely or rashly?
  • Have I cursed anyone or sworn a false oath?
  • Have I broken any private vow, or promise which affected someone’s life?
  • Have I been insincere, ashamed about my religion, being as a catholic?
  • Have you been ashamed to make the sign of the Cross, pray before meal in front of others? 

3-   Remember to keep holy the Lord's Day.

  • Have I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?
  • Have I been late for Mass through my own negligence?
  • Have I left early before the mass ended?
  • Have I bothered about the priest homily?
  • Have I worked on Sunday, Holy Days of Obligation?
  • Have I been inattentive at Mass or paid much attention to someone else?
  • Have I come to mass with an angry or unforgiveness heart?

4-  Honor your Father and your Mother.

  • Do I honor and obey my parents?
  • Have I been despise to my parents or neglected them?
  • Have I failed to care for my sick or disable parents?  
  • Have I neglected my duties to my spouse and children?
  • Have I given my family bad religious example?
  • Do I try to bring peace into my home life?
  • Have I unwanted to be a parent?
  • Have I mistreated, abused my spouse or children?
  • Do I have violent acts against my spouse or children?
  • Do I deny my relationship with my parents or children?

Regarding my children:

  • Have I neglected their material needs?
  • Have I failed to care for their religious education or sacraments?
  • Have I allowed them to neglect their religious duties?
  • Have I otherwise failed to discipline them?
  • Have I given them bad example, bad teaching or told them do bad things?
  • Have I expelled them out the house and denied their relationship?

5-  You shall not kill.

  • Have I had an abortion or encouraged anyone to have an abortion?
  • Have I performed abortion, sold abortion drugs?
  • Have I physically harmed or hurt anyone?
  • Have I involved in or killed someone?
  • Have I wished for some one's death?
  • Have you plotted or taken revenge on one who's offended you?
  • Have I abused alcohol or drugs?
  • Did I give scandal to anyone, thereby leading them into sin?
  • Have I been angry or resentful?
  • Have I harbored hatred in my heart?
  • Have I mutilated myself through any form of sterilization?
  • Have I failed, denied to forgive anyone?
  • Have you had thoughts of committing suicide, assisted someone committing suicide?

6-  You shall not commit adultery.

  • Have I been faithful to my marriage vows in thought and action?
  • Have I engaged in any sexual activity outside of marriage or fornication?
  • Have I used any method of contraception or artificial birth control in my marriage?
  • Have I been guilty of masturbation?
  • Have I indulged in other impure thoughts, desired to have sex with others?
  • Have I respected all members of the opposite sex?
  • Have I raped someone?
  • Have I been guilty of any homosexual, same sex activity?
  • Do I dwell on pornography and obscenity on internet, magazine, email?
  • Have I practiced birth control?
  • Have I failed to dress modestly?
  • Have I sent to someone an indecent literature or indecent pictures?
  • Have I watched X rated films or programs?
  • Have I respected purity for my date?
  • Have I permitted my children or others under my charge to do these things?
  • Have I used indecent language or told indecent stories?
  • Have I willingly listened to such indecent stories?
  • Have I boasted of my sins?
  • Have I sinned against chastity in any other way?
  • Have I become intoxicated?
  • Have I used narcotics?
  • Have I involved in selling drugs? 

7-  You shall not steal.

  • Have I stolen what is not mine?
  • Have I damaged anyone's property through my own fault?
  • Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen or borrowed?
  • Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
  • Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?
  • Do I turn blind eyes toward a desperate beggar?
  • Have I cheated or defrauded other?
  • Do I cheated on my income taxes, business, games, insurance or school?
  • Have I refused or neglected to pay any debts?
  • Have I exchanged the price tag?
  • Have I took my company possessions home for personal use?
  • Have I failed to give contribution to my church?
  • Have I paid my workers properly or otherwise abused them?

8-  You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  • Have I lied?
  • Have you concealed sins at confession?
  • Have I concealed, distorted the truth, gave false testimony?
  • Have you cheated, judged or gossiped others?
  • Have I talked or spread bad news about priests, religious, or someone?
  • Have I spoken behind someone else's back?
  • Am I sincere in my dealings with others?
  • Am I critical, negative or uncharitable in my thoughts, words of others?
  • Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
  • Have I cursed anyone or otherwise wished evil on him?
  • Have I taken pleasure in anyone's misfortune?
  • Is there anyone to whom I refuse to speak or be reconciled?
  • Have I been jealous or envious of anyone?
  • Have I knowingly caused others to sin?
  • Have I cooperated in the sins of others?
  • Have I teached, showed someone how to commit crime?
  • Have I lied, mistreated, abuse my love?

9-  You shall not desire your neighbor's wife.

  • Have I consented to impure thoughts?
  • Have I desired to have sex with someone’s wife?
  • Have I encourage or caused someone a divorce?
  • Do I pray at once to seek after impure thoughts and temptations?
  • Have I harbored lustful desires for anyone?
  • Have I touched, kissed or embraced another impurely?
  • Have I done anything to provoke or occasion impure thoughts in others?
  • Have I have a lustful look?
  • Have I enjoyed looking at indecent dress of someone?

10-   You shall not desire your neighbor's goods.

  • Am I jealous of what other people have?
  • Have I been grieved at the prosperity of the others?
  • Have I ever wished the downfall of anyone or of their business?
  • Have I cheated on the share of family estate?
  • Am I greedy or selfish?
  • Are material possessions the main purpose of my life?
  • Do I trust that God will care for all of my material and spiritual needs?
  • Do I lend with high interest to someone?