Life in Christ
An offense committed against the truth requires
The golden rule helps one discern, in concrete situ
ations, whether or not it would be appropriate to
reveal the truth to someone who asks for it.
“The sacramental seal is inviolable” (CIC, can. 983 §
1). Professional secrets must be kept. Confidences
prejudicial to another are not to be divulged.
Society has a right to information based on truth,
freedom, and justice. One should practice modera
tion and discipline in the use of the social
The fine arts, but above all sacred art, “of their nature
are directed toward expressing in some way the infi
nite beauty of God in works made by human hands.
Their dedication to the increase of God’s praise and
of his glory is more complete, the more exclusively
they are devoted to turning men’s minds devoutly
toward God” (
THE NINTH COMMANDMENT
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not
covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maid
servant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neigh
Every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already
committed adultery with her in his heart.