Posts Tagged ‘Ten Commandments’
 

 
Fr. Ho talks about the Sixth to Tenth Commandment

The Sixth Commandment is "Thou shalt not commit adultery"; it calls us to purity in word and action. The Seventh Commandment is "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife"; it calls us to purity in thought. Sex is sacred, because it creates life, which is sacred - sex has no place outside the marital covenant. We often treat others as objects to use and fulfill our own desires. A saint once said that it is impossible to dialogue with someone with impure thoughts, for one would lose internal peace. We mustn't only avoid sinning, but also the occasions of sin. Positively, we can receive help from the Sacraments, especially Holy Communion and Confession. Negatively, we should avoid idleness, which can lead us to temptation. The Seventh Commandment is "Thou shalt not steal", the Eight Commandment is "Thou shalt not bear false witness", and the Tenth Commandment is "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods". All three concern justice towards our neighbour's reputation and property. We mustn't gossip or speak carelessly, or else we will steal others' reputations. Lying is usually a venial sin, but becomes a mortal sin once it severely harms another's reputation or leads them to sin.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 23


 
Pope Francis: The Decalogue is Christ’s “x-ray” which lets his face appear

(CNA/EWTN News) By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ’s healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 29


 
Pope Francis: People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives

(CNA/EWTN News) People need the mercy of God and the healing of the Holy Spirit to root out the sin in their lives – they cannot do it on their own, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 22


 
Pope Francis: Where there is a lie there is no love, there can be no love

(CNA/EWTN News) Christians are called to not only refrain from telling falsehoods, but to conduct their entire lives – both words and actions – as a witness to the Truth that is Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 15


 
Pope Francis: I am rich, not only in what I possess, but also in generosity

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis spoke of the need for creative entrepreneurship in the face of “scandalous poverty” Wednesday, stressing the importance of generosity with one’s possessions.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 8


 
Pope Francis: A call to love manifests itself in fidelity

(CNA/EWTN News) Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 31


 
Pope Francis: One cannot love only as long as “it is convenient”

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that engaged couples require “careful preparation” for the lifelong fidelity that marriage requires.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 25


 
Pope Francis: To insult or hate someone is a way of killing the dignity of a person

(CNA/EWTN News) A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 17


 
Pope Francis: To take a human life in order to solve a problem is like hiring a hitman

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.”
Publish date: 2018 - 10 - 11


 
Pope Francis: Honoring one’s parents leads to a long, happy life

(CNA/EWTN News) There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood, or does not have good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 19


 
Pope Francis: True slaves are those who are unable to love

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibits the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 13


 
Pope Francis: The Lord’s Day is a time to look at reality and to reflect

(CNA/EWTN News) The commandment to rest on Sundays is an invitation to be centered on Christ and to give praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life, not to waste the day in distraction, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 9 - 6


 
Pope Francis: God will never say ‘no’ to a heart that sincerely invokes his name

(CNA/EWTN News) The lives of the saints are attractive because they demonstrate the radical and authentic relationship with Christ each person is called to, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 23


 
Pope Francis: In Christ, our fragility is no longer a curse, but a place of encounter with the Father

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 8


 
Pope Francis: Idols promise happiness but do not give it

(CNA/EWTN News) When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 8 - 1


 
Pope Francis: Putting the law before the relationship does not help the journey of faith

(CNA/EWTN News) Obedience to God’s commandments should flow from a personal relationship with the Father and from a place of gratitude for the good things he has done in one’s life, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 28


 
Pope Francis: The world needs Christians with the heart of children

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the 10 Commandments are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 21


 
Pope Francis: The greatest danger modern youth face is the temptation to mediocrity

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of problems that surround them, but rather, the temptation to mediocrity – preferring to stay immobile rather than making a leap toward the next step.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 14


 
Ten Commandments : Life’s Obligations

The Ten Commandments were established over 3000 years ago. Fr. Francis Chong helps us interpret what these commandments mean in this age, so that we can apply them as our social and moral guidelines.
Publish date: 2009 - 11 - 8


 
The Commandments of Love

Many people see the Ten Commandments merely as rules that govern our behaviour. If we understand God's motivation for establishing the Ten Commandments, we would see that the essence of these commandments is about love.
Publish date: 2009 - 11 - 1