Examination of Conscience for Confession

Eighth Commandment

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor:

Have I been guilty of lying, perjury, frauds, calumny, back biting or back stabbing whether public and private, etc.? How often?

Have I told malicious falsehoods? How often?

Have told lies for unjust or bad ends? How often?

Have I told lies against character, honor or the good name of another, especially if told publicly? How often?

Have I taken pleasure in or given ear to gossip and calumny when told by others; have I encourage it or failed to hinder it when I was able? How often?

Have I revealed secrets? How often?

Have I published discreditable secrets about others, even if true? How often?

Have I refused or delayed to restore the good name I have blackened? How often?

Have I slandered or detracted, and encouraged these in others? How often?

Have I made baseless accusations, groundless suspicions, rash judgments of others, in my own mind? How       often?

**(Here also judges, lawyers, solicitors etc. aught to examine themselves, of what injustice they may have been guilty in managing cases etc, as well as accusers, witnesses etc.)


1st Commandments
2nd Commandments
3rd Commandments
4th Commandments
5th Commandments
6th & 9th Commandments
7th and 10th Commandments
8th Commandments
The Seven Deadly Sins etc.


Music: Tomas Luis de Victoria - O vos omnes (The Tudor Consort) / CC BY 3.0

Music: Tomas Luis de Victoria - O vos omnes (The Tudor Consort) / CC BY 3.0