8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Have I lied?
Have I sworn falsely?
Have I plagiarized or been academically dishonest?
Have I gossiped?
Have I revealed secrets or confidential information without good reason?
Have I ruined the good name of others by spreading lies or maliciously revealing their faults and sins?
9. You shall not desire your neighbor’s wife.
Have I deliberately and consciously permitted sexual thoughts about anyone besides my spouse?
Do I guard my imagination and senses?
Have I watched shows, plays, pictures or movies that contain impure scenes with the deliberate intention of being aroused by them?
Am I responsible about what I read?
10. You shall not desire your neighbor’ goods.
Am I envious of the possessions, abilities, talents, beauty, or success of others?
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Do I love my neighbor?
Is there anyone whom I do not love or refuse to love?
Have I wished harm or misfortune on anyone?
Do I forgive from my heart those who have hurt me?
Do I harbor hatred or grudges?
Do I pray for my enemies?
Have I ridiculed or humiliated others?
Do I seek to help others in need?
Do I love myself as God loves me?
Do I care for my physical, emotional, and spiritual health?
Do I forgive myself for my sins after bringing them to God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
Precepts of the Church
Have I deliberately missed Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of obligation without a serious reason?
Do I go to confession at least once a year when I have serious sins to confess?
Do I receive Holy Communion, at least once during Eastertime?
Do I take part in the major feasts celebrating Our Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints?
Do I abstain from meat on Fridays during Lent (for ages 14 and over) and fast on one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (for ages 18-59)?
Do I fast for one hour before Holy Communion (water and medicine allowed)?
Do I contribute to support the material needs of the Church?
See also: Knights of Columbus website, A Guide to Confession.
Throughout the year may we regularly and frequently make good examinations of conscience and good Confessions. This is the key to healing, happiness and authentic spiritual growth.