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Examination of Conscience

An effective daily examination of conscience should include questions we ask of ourselves. It doesn’t need to be a long list that would take hours to work through. However, a few at a time done daily will cover a lot of ground. If you’re at a loss for what to ask then there are plenty of resources online. Here are a few questions you’ll find in one of the documents on confession available from the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Have I gone to Mass every Sunday? Have I participated at
Mass or have I day dreamed or been present with a blank

Have I prayed every day (15-20 minutes)?

Have I read the Bible? Have I studied the truths of our faith
and allowed them to become more part of the way I think and
act? Have I read any spiritual books or religious literature?

Have I told God that I want to love him with my whole heart,
mind and strength? Do I hold any resentments toward God?

Have I recognized my need for Jesus and his salvation? Have I
asked the Holy Spirit to empower me to live the Christian life,
to be a proper husband/wife and parent?

Have I been financially generous to the Church? Have I
participated in parish or religious activities?

Have I held resentments toward the Church or Church
authorities? Have I forgiven them?

One Response to “Examination of Conscience”

  1. January 18th, 2009 | 7:32 pm

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