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Your Life in Christ: Foundations in Catholic Morality (Third Edition)

Chapter 3: The Five Precepts of the Catholic Church


The Five Precepts of the Catholic Church

Film Focus: This video focuses upon the five precepts of the Catholic Church as the minimum requirement to remain an active Catholic. However, it stresses that doing more will enhance your life and relationship with Christ.

Text Focus: Pages 102–104

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the first precept of the Catholic Church? How can you live this out?
  2. The second precept calls each person to go to confession at least once a year. Why do you think this is so important? Why, then, might it be beneficial to go more often?
  3. What is the third precept of the Catholic Church? How does this help each person to live their Catholic Faith more fully?
  4. When are Catholics required to fast? What might you benefit by fasting?
  5. The fifth precept is to assist in the needs of the Church. How might a teen do this today?

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