A good Catholic Catholic examination of conscience can be a great help in making a new start in the life of faith. We use an examination of conscience to help call to mind our sins and failings during a period of quiet reflection before approaching the priest in Confession. This will help you learn about things that you may not be aware of. This is a critical aid for the beginning Catholic. A Catholic examination of conscience traditionally follows the outline of the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Catholic Church. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve. You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season. This detailed Catholic examination of conscience should help you reflect on how you are responding to the demands made by the love of God. The Our Sunday Visitor Web site has a good brief Catholic examination of conscience opens in a new window.
Good Teacher, What Must I Do?
The Ten Commandments
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a great gift to Catholics. Sometimes fear or uncertainty keep us from His Divine Mercy. But, sisters, there is so much hope and healing in this Sacrament. Maybe we just need to be more comfortable with the process in order to be more confident in going to Confession. Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. We go to Confession in order to restore our relationship with Christ and our relationship with the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a Sacrament of Healing because we are cleansed, restored, and strengthened. In the life of a Catholic, frequent Confession should be a high priority. It is in this Sacrament that we weed out anything that keeps us from Christ and are given the graces to resist temptation and to grow closer to Him going forward.
The Precepts of the Church
I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me. Money, Security, Power, People, etc.? You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not kill.
One day a wealthy young man approached Jesus cf. Mk ; Mt ; Lk No one is good but God alone. The young man had a good question.