The teaching of the Catholic Church, the Church Our Lord founded.
1) Q.What is the 6th Commandment of God? A. The 6th Commandment of God is: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
2) Q. What are we commanded by the 6th Commandment? A. By the 6th Commandment we are commanded to be pure and modest in our behavior.
3) “I exhort you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice, living, holy, pleasing to God.” Romans 12:1
4) Q. What does the 6th commandment forbid? A. The 6th Commandment forbids all impurity and immodesty in words, looks, and actions, whether alone or with others.
5) “But immorality and every uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as become saints.” Ephesians 5:3
7) Q. What are the chief dangers to the virtue of chastity? A. The chief dangers to the virtue of chastity are: idleness, sinful curiosity, bad companions, drinking, immodest dress, and indecent books, plays, and motion pictures. (Add to this websites.)
8) Q. What are the chief means of preserving the virtue of chastity? A. The chief means of preserving the virtue of chastity are 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.
9) “Be sober, be watchful! Your adversary, the devil, as a roaring lion, goes about seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
10) Q. What is the 9th Commandment of God? A. The 9th Commandment of God is: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
11) Q. What are we commanded by the 9th Commandment? A. By the 9th commandment we are commanded to be pure in thought and desire.
12) “Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
13) Q. Are mere thoughts about impure things always sinful in themselves. A. Mere thoughts and impure things are not always sinful in themselves, but such thoughts are dangerous.
14) Q. When do thoughts about impure things become sinful? A. Thoughts about impure things become sinful when a person thinks of an unchaste act and deliberately takes pleasure in so thinking, or when unchaste desire or passion is aroused and consent is given to it.
14) Q. What is forbidden by the 9th Commandment? A. The 9th Commandment forbids all thoughts and desires contrary to chastity.
15) “When the ancient Greeks and Romans wanted to indicate things concerning chastity, they made use of the particular term ‘aidoia’ or ‘verenda’, that is modesty, thus signifying that such things must be treated in a respectful manner. Modesty, however, must not be intended as maintaining and absolute silence on this subject so that no mention of it be made in the moral education of the young, not even with sobriety and precaution.” Pope Pius XII 1951
16) “The first place is to be given to the full, sound and continuous instruction in religion of the youth of both sexes. Extreme desire and love of the angelic virtue must be instilled into their minds and hearts. They must be made fully alive to the necessity of constant prayer and assiduous frequenting of the Sacrament of Penance and the Holy Eucharist; they must be directed to foster a filial devotion to the Blessed Mother as Mother of Holy Purity, to whose protection they must entirely commit themselves. Precautions must be taken to see that they avoid dangerous reading, indecent shows, conversations of the wicked, and all other occasions of sin.” Decree of the Holy Office 1931
17) “Flight and alert vigilance, by which we carefully avoid the occasions of sin, have always been considered by holy men and women as the most effective means of combat in this matter; today, however, it does not seem that everybody holds the same opinion. Some indeed claim that all Christians, and the clergy in particular, should not be “segregated from the world” as in the past, but should be “close to the world”; therefore they should “take the risk” and put their chastity to the test in order to show whether or not they have the strength to resist.” Pope Pius XII Sacra Virginatus 1954
18) “With the discretion of a mother and a teacher, and thanks to the open-hearted confidence with which you have been able to inspire your children, you will not fail to watch for and to discern the moment in which unspoken questions have occurred to their minds and are troubling their senses. It then will be your duty to your daughters, and fathers’ duty to your sons, carefully and delicately to unveil the truth (on the mysteries of procreation) as far as it appears necessary, to give prudent, true and Christian answers to those questions and set their minds at rest. If imparted by the lips of Christian parents, at the proper time, in the proper measure, and with the proper precautions, the revelation of the mysterious and marvelous laws of life will be received by them with reverence and gratitude and will enlighten their minds with far less danger than if they learned them haphazardly, by some unpleasant shock, by secret conversations, through information received from over-sophisticated companions, or from clandestine reading. Your words, if they are wise and discreet, will prove a safeguard and a warning in the midst of the temptations and the corruption which surround them ‘because foreseen, an arrow comes more slowly.” Pope Pius XII 1941
19) “Every method of education founded, wholly or in part, on the denial or forgetfulness of original sin and of grace, and which relies on the sole powers of human nature, is unsound.” Pope Pius XI Divini Magistri 1929
20) “Such persons grievously err in refusing to recognise the inborn weakness of human nature, and the law of which the Apostle speaks, warning against the law of the mind (Romans 7:23) and also in ignoring what is taught by facts, from which it is clear that, particularly in young people, evil practices are the effect not so much of ignorance of intellect as of weakness of a will exposed to dangerous occasions, and deprived from the means of grace.” 1929.
21) “Such is our misery and inclination to sin, that often in the very things considered to be remedies against sin, we find occasions for and inducement to sin itself.” 1929
22) “Such propaganda also threatens Catholic people with a double punishment, not to use a stronger expression. First of all, it greatly exaggerates the importance and range of the sexual element of life. Let us even admit that these authors, under the purely theoretical aspect, keep themselves within the limits of Catholic morality; this does not however do away with the fact that their way of explaining sexual life is such as to attribute to it, in the mind and practical judgment of the average reader, the sense and value of an end in itself. It makes the real and primordial aim of marriage to be lost sight of, that is, the procreation and education of children and the serious duty of the married couples with regard to this end, which the writings in question leave obscure. Secondly, the literature, if such it could be called does not seem in any way to take into account, based as it is on nature, the general experience of all times, whether it be that of today or yesterday, which attests that neither initiation nor instruction in moral education offers any advantage of itself. Rather it becomes seriously unwholesome and prejudicial when not closely allied with constant discipline, with vigorous self-control, and above all with the use of the supernatural force of prayer and the sacraments.” Pope Pius XII 1951
23) “The Holy See published certain rules in this connection shortly after the Encyclical of Pius XI on Christian Marriage. These rules have not been rescinded, either expressly or via facti.” Pope Pius XII 1953
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