Examination of Conscience

Special thanks to Beginning Catholic for this examination.

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. It’s important for a good Catholic examination of conscience to be thorough. This will help you learn about sins that you may not be aware of. It’s also a chance to develop your conscience.

First Commandment

I am the Lord your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.

Have I …

Second Commandment

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

Have I…

Third Commandment

Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.

Have I…

Fourth Commandment

Honor your father and your mother.

Have I…

Fifth Commandment

You shall not kill.

Have I…

Sixth and Ninth Commandments

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

Have I…

Seventh and Tenth Commandments

You shall not steal.

You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

Have I…

Eighth Commandment

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Have I…