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Moses Bringing the Ten Commandments Down the Mountain to the Jews


1. I am the Lord thy God.  Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.

1-1. Q. What is the First Commandment?
A. The First Commandment is: I am the Lord thy God.  Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.

1-2. Q. How does the First Commandment help us to keep the great Commandment of the love of God?
A. The First Commandment helps us to keep the great Commandment of the love of God because it commands us to adore God alone.

1-3. Q. How do we adore God?
A. We adore God by Faith, Hope, and Charity, by prayer and sacrifice.

1-4. Q. How may the First Commandment be broken?
A. The First Commandment may be broken by giving to a creature the honor which belongs to God alone; by false worship; and by attributing to a creature a perfection which belongs to God alone.

1-5. Q. Do those who make use of spells and charms, etc., sin against the first Commandment?
A. Those who make use of spells and charms sin against the first Commandment, because they attribute to creatures perfections which belong to God alone.

N.B.:  Some people have misunderstood this part of this precept/commandment to also apply to:  1) dreams; 2) Prophets; 3) prophecies; and, 4) private revelations.  On the contrary, God can reveal certain future things to whomsoever He will, e.g. the Secret Prophecy of Our Lady of Fatima (which is in three parts).  As a result, such people, despite their best of intentions, through ignorance, have very foolishly and irrationally condemned anyone to whom God the Holy Ghost, or Our Blessed Mother, or a Holy Saint (e.g. Saint Michael the Archangel),  has revealed part of the future - which is The Spirit of Prophecy - whether in dreams, Divine Inspirations, apparations of Our Blessed Mother, etc., or by any other means which God so chooses.
On the contrary:
 
“As regards the guidance of human acts, the prophetic revelation varied not according to the course of time, but according as circumstances required, because as it is written (Proverbs  29:18), ‘When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad.’  Wherefore at all times men were Divinely instructed about what they were to do, according as it was expedient for the Spiritual welfare of the Elect.”  (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., [b. 1225 A.D. in Rocca Secca, Naples, Italy - d. Wednesday, March 7, 1274 A.D. in Fossa Nuova, Italy], Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 174, Article 6, Body.)
“The Prophets who foretold the coming of Christ could not continue further than John [the Baptist], who, with his finger, pointed to Christ actually present. Nevertheless as [Saint] Jerome says on this passage, ‘This does not mean that there were no more Prophets after John [the Baptist]. For we read in the Acts of the Apostles that Agabus and the four maidens, Daughters of [Saint] Philip [the Apostle], prophesied.’ John [the Apostle], too, wrote a prophetic book [the Apocalypse] about the end of the Church; and at all times there have not been lacking persons having the Spirit of Prophecy, not indeed for the declaration of any new Doctrine of Faith, but for the direction of human acts. Thus [Saint] Augustine says (De Civ. Dei [City of God] v, 26) that ‘the Emperor Theodosius sent to John, who dwelt in the Egyptian desert, and whom he knew by his ever-increasing fame to be endowed with the Prophetic Spirit: and from him he received a message assuring him of victory’.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P.,  Summa Theologica, Part II-II, Question 174, Article 6, Reply to Objection 3.)
1-6. Q. Are sins against the Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity also sins against the first Commandment?
A. Sins against the Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity are also sins against the first Commandment.

1-7. Q. How does a person sin against the Virtue of Faith?
A. A person sins against the Virtue of Faith:

    1. By not trying to know what God has taught;
    2. By refusing to believe all that God has taught;
    3. By neglecting to profess his belief in what God has taught.

1-8. Q. How do we fail to try to know what God has taught?
A. We fail to try to know what God has taught by neglecting to learn the Catholic Doctrines.

1-9. Q. Who are they who do not believe all that God has taught?
A. They who do not believe all that God has taught are the heretics and infidels.

1-10. Q. Who are they who neglect to profess their belief in what-God has taught?
A. They who neglect to profess their belief in what God has taught are all those who fail to acknowledge the Catholic Church in which they really believe.

1-11. Q. Can they who fail to profess their faith in the Catholic Church expect to be saved while in that state?
A. They who fail to profess their faith in the Catholic Church cannot expect to be saved while in that state, for Christ has said: “But he that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father Who is in Heaven.”  (Matthew 10:33.)

1-12. Q. Are we obliged to make an open profession of our faith?
A. We are obliged to make an open profession of our faith as often as God’s honor, our neighbor’s spiritual good, or our own good requires it. Christ teaches us:  “Everyone, therefore, that shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father Who is in Heaven.”  (Matthew 10:32.)

1-13. Q. Which are the sins against the Virtue of Hope?
A. The sins against the Virtue of Hope are presumption and despair.

1-14. Q. What is presumption?
A. Presumption is a rash expectation of salvation without making proper use of the necessary means to obtain it.

1-15. Q. What is despair?
A. Despair is the loss of the Virtue of Hope in God’s Mercy.

1-16. Q. How do we sin against the Virtue of Charity, which is the love of God?
A. We sin against the Virtue of Charity, which is the love of God, by all sins, but particularly by Mortal Sin.

1-17. Q. Does the First Commandment forbid the honoring of the Saints?
A. The First Commandment does not forbid the honoring of the Saints, but rather approves of it; because by honoring the Saints, who are the chosen friends of God, we honor God Himself.

1-18. Q. Does the First Commandment forbid us to pray to the Saints?
A. The First Commandment does not forbid us to pray to the Saints.

1-19. Q. What do we mean by praying to the Saints?
A. By praying to the Saints we mean the asking of their help and prayers.

1-20. Q. How do we know that the Saints hear us?
A. We know that the Saints hear us, because they are with God, Who makes our prayers known to them.

1-21. Q. Why do we believe that the Saints will help us?
A. We believe that the Saints will help us because both they, and we, are members of the same Church. and they love us as their brethren.

1-22. Q. How are the Saints, and those of us who are in this mortal life, members of the same one Church?
A. The Saints, and those of us who are in this mortal life, are all members of the same one Church, because the Church in Heaven, and the Church on earth, are one and the same Church, and all its members are in communion with one another.

1-23. Q. What is the communion of the members of the Church called?
A. The communion of the members of the Church is called The Communion of Saints.

1-24. Q. What does the term, The Communion of Saints, mean?
A. The term, The Communion of Saints, means the union which exists between:  1)  the members of the Church on earth with one another (called The Church Militant); and, 2) the Blessed in Heaven (called The Church Triumphant); and, 3) with the Suffering Souls in Purgatory (called The Church Suffering).

1-25. Q. What benefits are derived from The Communion of Saints?
A. The following benefits are derived from The Communion of SaintsThe Church Militant, the Faithful on earth, assist one another by their prayers and good works, and they are aided by the intercession of The Church Triumphant, the Saints in Heaven.  Both The Church Triumphant, the Saints in Heaven, and The Church Militant, the Faithful on earth, help The Church Suffering, which are the Suffering Souls in Purgatory.

1-26. Q. Does the First Commandment forbid us. to honor relics?
A. The First Commandment does not forbid us to honor relics, because relics are the bodies, or a tiny piece of the body (e.g. a tiny bone) of the Saints, or objects directly connected with them or with our Lord.

1-27. Q. Does the First Commandment forbid the making of images?
A. The First Commandment does forbid the making of images if they are made to be adored as gods, but it does not forbid the making of them to remind us of God, of the Holy Trinity, of each Divine Person of the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, God the Holy Ghost), the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Angels and Saints of Heaven.

1-28. Q. Is it right to show respect to the pictures and images of God, of the Holy Trinity, of each Divine Person of the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, God the Holy Ghost), the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Angels and Saints of Heaven?
A. It is right to show respect to the pictures and images of God, of the Holy Trinity, of each Divine Person of the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, Jesus Christ, God the Holy Ghost), the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Angels and Saints of Heaven, because they are the representations and memorials of them.

1-29. Q. Is it allowed to pray to the Crucifix or to the images and relics of the Saints?
A. It is not allowed to pray to the Crucifix or images and relics of the Saints, because they have no life, nor power to help us, nor sense to hear us.

1-30. Q. Why do we pray before the Crucifix and the images and relics of the Saints?
A. We pray before the Crucifix and images and relics of the Saints because they enliven our devotion by exciting pious affections and desires, and by reminding us of Jesus Christ, suffering and dying on the Cross to redeem us, and of the Holy Saints, so that we may imitate their virtues.


2. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.

2-1. Q. What is the Second Commandment?
A. The Second Commandment is: Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.

2-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Second Commandment?
A. We are commanded by the Second Commandment to speak with reverence of God and of the Saints, and of all holy things, and to keep our lawful oaths and vows.

2-3. Q. What is an oath?
A. An oath is the calling upon God to witness the Truth of what we say.

2-4. Q. When may we take an oath?
A. We may take an oath when it is ordered by lawful authority or required for God's honor or for our own or our neighbor's good.

2-5. Q. What is necessary to make an oath lawful?
A. To make an oath lawful it is necessary that what we swear to, be true, and that there be a sufficient cause for taking an oath.

2-6. Q. What is a vow?
A. A vow is a deliberate promise made to God to do something that is pleasing to Him.

2-7. Q. Is it a sin not to fulfill our vows?
A. Not to fulfill our vows is a sin, mortal or venial, according to the nature of the vow and the intention we had in making it.

2-8. Q. What is forbidden by the Second Commandment?
A. The Second Commandment forbids all false, rash, unjust, and unnecessary oaths, blasphemy, cursing, and profane words.


 3. Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.

3-1. Q. What is the Third Commandment?
A. The Third Commandment is: Remember to Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.

3-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Third Commandment?
A. By the Third Commandment we are commanded to keep Holy the Lord's day, which is Sunday, NOT Saturday, and all of the Holydays of Obligation, on which we are to give our time to the service and worship of God.

3-3. Q. How are we to worship God on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation?
A. We are to worship God on all Sundays and Holydays of Obligation by reverently attending the Traditional Catholic Mass (NOT the so-called NEW mass which is merely an empty ceremony designed to entertain the audience which is present, concerning which Jesus Christ prophecized), by prayers, and by other good works.

3-4. Q. Are the Sabbath day and Sunday the same day?
A. The Sabbath day and the Sunday are not the same. The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week - Saturday, and is the day which was kept holy in the Old Law of the Old Covenant.
Sunday is the first day of the week, and is tile day which is kept Holy in the New Law of the New and Eternal Covenant.

3-5. Q. Why does the Catholic Church command us to keep Sunday Holy instead of the Sabbath?
A. The Catholic Church commands us to keep Sunday Holy instead of the Sabbath because on Sunday Christ rose from the dead, and on Sunday Christ sent the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles. Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the Catholic Church.

3-6. Q. What is forbidden by the Third Commandment?
A. The Third Commandment forbids all unnecessary servile work and whatever else may hinder the due observance of the Lord’s Day - Sunday.

3-7. Q. What are servile works?
A. Servile works are those which require the physical labor of the body rather than of the mind.

3-8. Q. Are servile works on Sunday ever lawful?
A. Servile works are lawful on Sunday when the Honor and Glory of God, and/or the good of our neighbor, and/or necessity requires them.


 4. Honor thy Father and thy Mother.

4-1. Q. What is the Fourth Commandment?
A. The Fourth Commandment is: Honor thy Father and thy Mother.

4-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Fourth Commandment?
A. By the Fourth Commandment, we are commanded to honor, love, and obey our Parents in all that is not sinful.

4-3. Q. Are we bound to honor and obey others than our Parents?
A. We are also bound to honor and obey our Bishops, Pastors, Priests, Magistrates, Teachers, and other Lawful Superiors.

4-4. Q. Have Parents and Superiors any duties towards those who are under their charge?
A. It is the duty of Parents and Superiors to take good care of everyone who is under their charge and also to give them proper direction and example.

4-5. Q. What is forbidden by the Fourth Commandment?
A. The Fourth Commandment forbids all disobedience, contempt, and stubbornness towards our Parents and Lawful Superiors.  It also forbids Elder Abuse so that adult Children do not abuse their Elderly Parents in any way.


5. Thou shalt not kill.

5-1. Q. What is the Fifth Commandment?
A. The Fifth Commandment is: Thou shalt not kill.

5-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Fifth Commandment?
A. By the Fifth Commandment, we are commanded to live in peace and union with our neighbors, to respect their rights, to seek their Spiritual and bodily welfare, and to take proper care of our own life and health.

5-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Fifth Commandment?
A. The Fifth Commandment forbids all willful murder, fighting, anger, hatred, revenge, and bad example.  It also forbids forced conversions, such as the head-chopping practice, and other evils, practiced by certain pagan religions in retaliation against those who refuse to convert to their false religion.


6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

6-1. Q. What is the Sixth Commandment?
A. The Sixth Commandment is: Thou shalt not commit adultery.

6-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Sixth Commandment?
A. By the sixth Commandment, we are commanded to be pure in thought and modest in all our looks, words, and actions.

6-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Sixth Commandment?
A. The Sixth Commandment forbids all unchaste freedom with another’s Wife or Husband; also all immodesty with ourselves or others in looks, dress, words, thoughts, or actions.

6-4. Q. Does the Sixth Commandment forbid the reading of, and/or accessing of, bad and/or immodest books, newspapers, magazines, movies, TV programs, and internet web pages?
A. The Sixth Commandment does forbid the reading of, and/or accessing of, bad and/or immodest books, newspapers, magazines, movies, TV programs, and internet web pages by whatever means and/or methods.


7. Thou shalt not steal.

7-1. Q. What is the Seventh Commandment?
A. The Seventh Commandment is: Thou shalt not steal.

7-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Seventh Commandment?
A. By the Seventh Commandment, we are commanded to give to everyone what belongs to them and to respect their property.

7-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Seventh Commandment?
A. The Seventh Commandment forbids all unjust taking and/or keeping of what belongs to others, including the failure to the respect the borders of other countries by the illegal invasion of another country by mobs of possessed people who refuse to legally apply for citizenship in another country.

7-4. Q. Are we bound to restore ill-gotten goods?
A. We are bound to restore ill-gotten goods, or the value of them, insofar as we are able; otherwise we can not be forgiven.

7-5. Q. Are we obliged to repair the damage we have unjustly caused?
We are bound to repair the damage we have unjustly caused.


8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

8-1. Q. What is the Eighth Commandment?
A. The Eighth Commandment is: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

8-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Eighth Commandment?
A. By the Eighth Commandment, we are commanded to speak the truth in all things and to be careful of the honor and reputation of everyone.

8-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Eighth Commandment?
A. The Eighth Commandment forbids all rash judgments, backbiting, slanders, and lies.

8-4. Q. What must they do who have lied about their neighbor and/or who have seriously injured the character and/or reputation of their neighbor?
A. Those who have lied about their neighbor and/or who have seriously injured the character and/or reputation of their neighbor, must repair the injury done insofar as they are able, otherwise they will not be forgiven.


9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Wife.

9-1. Q. What is the Ninth Commandment?
A. The Ninth Commandment is: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Wife.

9-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Ninth Commandment?
A. By the Ninth Commandment, we are commanded to keep ourselves pure in thought and desire.

9-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Minth Commandment?
A. The Ninth Commandment forbids unchaste thoughts, and/or desires of another’s Wife or Husband, and all other unlawful impure thoughts and desires.

9-4. Q. Are impure thoughts and desires always sinful?
A. Impure thoughts and desires are always sinful, unless they displease us and we try to banish them.


10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

10-1. Q. What is the Tenth Commandment?
A. The Tenth Commandment is: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

10-2. Q. What are we commanded by the Tenth Commandment?
A. By the Tenth Commandment, we are commanded to be content with what we have. and to rejoice in our neighbor's welfare and good fortune.

10-3. Q. What is forbidden by the Tenth Commandment?
A. The Tenth Commandment forbids all desires to take and/or to keep wrongfully what belongs to others, which includes a forcedd, and/or otherwise illegal, entry into another country
 






The Blessing
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