The Ten Commandments #2
241. What is the fourth commandment of God? Honor thy father and thy mother.
242. What are we commanded by the fourth commandment? To respect and love our parents, to obey them in all that is not sinful, and to help them when they are in need. Also, to obey lawful superiors.
244. What duty have parents toward their children and superiors toward those under their care? Parents must provide for the spiritual and bodily welfare of their children; superiors, according to their varying degrees of responsibility, must care for those entrusted to them.
250. What does the fourth commandment forbid? Disrespect, unkindness, and disobedience to our parents and lawful superiors.
251. What is the fifth commandment of God? Thou shalt not kill.
252. What are we commanded by the fifth commandment? To take proper care of our own spiritual and bodily well-being and that of our neighbor.
253. What does the fifth commandment forbid? Murder and suicide, and also fighting, anger, hatred, revenge, drunkenness, reckless driving, and bad example.
254. What is the sixth commandment of God? Thou shalt not commit adultery.
255. What are we commanded by the sixth commandment? To be pure and modest in our behavior.
256. What does the sixth commandment forbid? All impurity and immodesty in words, looks, and actions, whether alone or with others.
257. What are the chief dangers to the virtue of chastity? Idleness, sinful curiosity, bad companions, drinking, immodest dress, and indecent books, plays, and motion pictures.
258. What are the chief means of preserving the virtue of chastity? To avoid carefully all unnecessary dangers, to seek God’s help through prayer, frequent confession, Holy Communion, and assistance at Holy Mass, and to have a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin.
259. What is the seventh commandment of God? Thou shalt not steal.
260. What are we commanded by the seventh commandment? To respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, and to pay our just debts.
261. What does the seventh commandment forbid? Besides stealing, the seventh commandment forbids cheating, unjust keeping of what belongs to others, unjust damage to the property of others, and the accepting of bribes by public officials.
262. Are we obliged to restore to the owner stolen goods, or their value? Yes, whenever we are able.
263. Are we obliged to repair damage unjustly done to the property of others? Yes, or to pay the amount of the damage, as far as we are able.
264. What is the eighth commandment of God? Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
265. What are we commanded by the eighth commandment? To speak the truth in all things, but especially in what concerns the good name and honor of others.
266. What does the eighth commandment forbid? Lies, rash judgment, detraction, calumny, and the telling of secrets we are bound to keep.
272. What is the ninth commandment of God? Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
273. What are we commanded by the ninth commandment? To be pure in thought and desire.
276. What is forbidden by the ninth commandment? All thoughts and desires contrary to chastity.
277. What is the tenth commandment of God? Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.
278. What does the tenth commandment forbid? To take or to keep unjustly what belongs to others, and also forbids envy at their success.