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THE COMMANDMENTS. The Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery. 1. By this Commandment are forbidden all immodest acts, words and looks, and generally everything that tends to impuri…More
THE COMMANDMENTS.
The Sixth Commandment:
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
1.
By this Commandment are forbidden all immodest acts, words and looks, and generally everything that tends to impurity.
2. The sin of impurity is one strictly to be avoided, firstly, because more than any other sin it destroys in our souls the likeness of God to which we have been created, by bringing us down to the level of beasts, and secondly, because it defiles our bodies, which are members of Christ and temples of the Holy Ghost.
3. Among other effects due to impurity are impairment of the intellect, decay and loss of faith and a premature death.
4. The most effective way of avoiding falling into habits of impurity is to say regularly one's morning and night prayers, to have a special devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary, to go frequently to confession and communion and to fly all occasions of danger.
5. In addition one must mortify oneself, for there are evil spirits that can be chased away only …More
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