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Examination of Conscience for Parish 2009

Examination of Conscience for Parish 2009

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An examination of conscience based on the 7 deadly sins. This examination is detailed in order to help people who say, "I can't think of any sins". This is a 2009 shortened version of the 2010 revision of the 2004 examination of conscience prepared by Fr Dylan James for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students, USA)
An examination of conscience based on the 7 deadly sins. This examination is detailed in order to help people who say, "I can't think of any sins". This is a 2009 shortened version of the 2010 revision of the 2004 examination of conscience prepared by Fr Dylan James for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students, USA)

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An Examination of Conscience based on the Seven Deadly Sins
by Fr. Dylan James, 4-12-09
Sins of omission
:
In what I have done,
and
in what Ihave failed to do-sins of omission may be moreserious than sins of commissione.g. Have I omitted to say my prayers?Have I omitted to look for and respond tothe needs of family?
Th
oug
ht 
:
In thought, word, and deede.g. Even if I did not gossip in word, did I judgesomeone in my thoughts?
Each
 
area
of my life s
h
ould be
c
onsidered 
:
 e.g. My family, my friends, my work, myprayer, those I work and live with
e
tc
.
Anagram
:
PLACES-G (the seven deadly sins)
:
 Pride, Lust, Anger, Covetousness, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony
Pride
(
S
II-II q162)
P
ride is
th
e mo
th
er of 
all 
sin. I
is
a
 
c
av 
ing for ex 
c
ellen
c
e beyond w 
hat 
is re
a
son
a
ble. I
 m
ak 
es
a
person
hat 
e being equ
a
o o
th
ers,
a
nd 
hat 
e being less
tha
n God.
Have I refused to admit my own weaknesses?Have I dwelt on the failings of others?Have I
 ju
dged
others, in my thoughts or words?Have I ranked myself better than others?Have I borne hated for another?Have I refused to learn from others?Have I been
st
u
bborn
? Refused to admit I waswrong? Refused to accept that another personhad a better idea?Have I been
arrogant
?Have I held others in contempt?Pusillanimity
 
th
e opposi 
e of pride:
a
lse-
h
umili 
y f 
a
ils
o use our gif 
s.
 Have I neglected to use the talents that God hasgiven me?
V
anity
(
S
II-II q132)
Va
ni 
y is ex 
c
essi 
e
c
on
c
ern
a
bou
m
a
nifes
ingmy glory before o
th
ers
Have I been overly concerned about what othersthink of me? Have I allowed this to motivate myactions?Have I lied or exaggerated to make myself lookgood?Have I wasted undue time and money on clothesand appearance?Have I been content with my lowly position, orhave I resented the role that Christ asks of me?
L
u
st
(
S
II-II q.153; CCC 2351)
L
us
is disordered desire for sexu
a
l ple
a
sure,isol 
at 
ed from i 
s pro
c
re
at 
e
a
nd uni 
e purpose (CCC 2351).
Custody of the Eyes
:
Whoever looks at a womanwith lust for her has already committed adultery withher in his heart (Mt 5
:
28)Have I viewed other people as mere sexualobjects rather than as persons to be loved?Pornography
:
On internet? or TV?Impure Thoughts
:
 Have I entertained impure thoughts?Impure Acts
:
 Alone, or with another?
Anger/Wrath
(
S
II-II q158)
 A
nger is undue desire for 
enge
a
n
c
e-undue in
ca
use or in
a
moun
.
Have I harboured resentment, grudges, andhatred in my thoughts?Have I nurtured imaginary angry conversations?Have I been slow to forgive?Have I lost my temper?
I
mpatience
:
 How have I carried my cross?Have I been impatient with people, family,events, sufferings, sicknesses?
Coveto
u
sness/Avarice
(
S
II-II q118)
 Ava
ri 
c
e is
th
e ex 
c
essi 
e lo
e of possessing
th
ings
 Have I been overly concerned about my owncomfort and well-being?Have I been resentful of my lack of money?Have I been generous in giving? Have I given witha cheerful heart?Have I cheated, stolen, or failed to pay my bills ontime?Have I used people for my own ends andadvantage?Have I wasted money?
Envy
(
S
II-II q36)
 
n
 
is s
a
dness
at 
 
th
e
ha
 ppiness of 
a
no
th
er  Je
a
lousy 
 
is
c
o
e
ing w 
hat 
belongs
o
a
no
th
er 
 Have I envied or been jealous of the abilities,talents, ideas, good-looks, intelligence, clothes,possessions, money, friends, family, of another?

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