EXAMINATION OF CONSCIOUS FOR CONFESSION
QUESTION? / COMMENT!
I am reading a booklet for examination of conscious for confession. There is a quote there by a Saint that I am not sure that understand would you or one of the other host know or could explain it. Here it is “The want of proper examination, true contrition, and a firm purpose of amendment, is the cause of bad confessions, and of the ruin of souls” St Benedict Joseph Labre
This means the LACK OF or the FAILURE TO properly examine your conscience, have true contrition etc...causing a bad confession and can damn a soul to hell.
What are the last two precepts of the Decalogue. There is a statement in this pamphlet “all mortal sins of which penitents after a diligent self-examination are conscious must be recounted by them in confession, even if they are most secret and have been committed against the last two precepts of the Decalogue; for these sins sometimes wound the soul more grievously and are more dangerous than those which are committed openly (1456 council of Trent ds 1680)
ANSWER! / COMMENT!
Precepts means commandments -
9th. Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife
10th. Thou shall not covent they neighbors goods.
Covet means a 'disordered desire for something that is not yours.'