Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Have You Seriously Examined Your Conscience Today

Examination of Conscience -

Mortal Sins

Three conditions necessary for mortal sin…
  1. Serious Matter
  2. Reflection
  3. Full Consent of the Will

  • Involvement in cult practices like masonry, Wicca, wizardry

  • Leaving the Catholic Faith for another religion or practice

  • Receiving Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin without confession

  • Receiving Conformation or marriage in a state of mortal sin

  • Firm hatred of God and his teachings

  • Buying or selling of blessed or consecrated objects

  • Using God’s name as a purposeful curse

  • Seriously wishing death or harm upon another person

  • Serious slander about another person

  • Swearing false oaths

  • Perjury or lying under oath

  • Willful failure to fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday/Good Friday

  • Missing mass intentionally on Sunday or Holy Days

  • Willfully working at a task for more than a few hours on Sunday regularly

  • Serious failure to care for your aging parents

  • Wishing evil or death upon your parents or grandparents

  • Failure to Baptize your children and raise them in the faith

  • Murder, manslaughter, or homicide

  • Having an abortion

  • Using artificial birth control which causes spontaneous abortion

  • Endangering another while driving drunk

  • Abusing and selling illegal drugs

  • Having oneself sterilized

  • Adultery

  • Fornication

  • Self-abuse

  • Prostituting one’s body for money

  • In-vitro fertilization

  • Human Cloning

  • Co-habitation before marriage

  • Stealing a large amount of money

  • Buying or selling stolen goods

  • Excessive gambling

  • Bribery or blackmail

  • Tax evasion

  • Detraction or serious gossip

  • Internet pornography

  • Willfully lusted after another person

Examination of Conscience - Venial Sins

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