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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 39 pages of information about Baltimore Catechism No. 1 (of 4).

386.  Q. What is the tenth Commandment?  A. The tenth Commandment is:  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

387.  Q. What are we commanded by the tenth Commandment?  A. By the tenth Commandment we are commanded to be content with what we have, and to rejoice in our neighbor’s welfare.

388.  Q. What is forbidden by the tenth Commandment?  A. The tenth Commandment forbids all desires to take or keep wrongfully what belongs to another.

LESSON THIRTY-FIRST ON THE FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH

389.  Q. Which are the chief commandments of the Church?  A. The chief commandments of the Church are six: 

1.  To hear Mass on Sundays and holydays of obligation. 2.  To fast and abstain on the days appointed. 3.  To confess at least once a year. 4.  To receive the Holy Eucharist during the Easter time. 5.  To contribute to the support of our pastors. 6.  Not to marry persons who are not Catholics, or who are related to us
   within the third degree of kindred, nor privately without witnesses,
   nor to solemnize marriage at forbidden times.

390.  Q. Is it a mortal sin not to hear Mass on a Sunday or a holyday of obligation?  A. It is a mortal sin not to hear Mass on a Sunday or a holyday of obligation unless we are excused for a serious reason.  They also commit a mortal sin who, having others under their charge, hinder them from hearing Mass, without a sufficient reason.

393.  Q. What do you mean by fast-days?  A. By fast-days I mean days on which we are allowed but one full meal.

394.  Q. What do you mean by days of abstinence?  A. By days of abstinence, I mean days on which we are forbidden to eat flesh-meat, but are allowed the usual number of meals.

395.  Q. Why does the Church command us to fast and abstain?  A. The Church commands us to fast and abstain in order that we may mortify our passions and satisfy for our sins.

LESSON THIRTY-SECOND ON THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH

397.  Q. What is meant by the command of confessing at least once a year?  A. By the command of confessing at least once a year is meant that we are obliged, under pain of mortal sin, to go to Confession within the year.

400.  Q. What sin does he commit who neglects to receive Communion during the Easter time?  A. He who neglects to receive Communion during the Easter time commits a mortal sin.

401.  Q. What is the Easter time?  A. The Easter time is, in this country, the time between the first Sunday of Lent and Trinity Sunday.

402.  Q. Are we obliged to contribute to the support of our pastors?  A. We are obliged to contribute to the support of our pastors, and to bear our share in the expenses of the Church and school.

LESSON THIRTY-THIRD ON THE LAST JUDGMENT AND THE RESURRECTION, HELL, PURGATORY, AND HEAVEN

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