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Objective: The Ten Commandments are a series of religious and moral imperatives that are recognized as a moral foundation in several of the Abrahamic religions, including Catholicism. As described in the Old Testament books Exodus and Deuteronomy, the Commandments form part of a covenant offered by God to the Israelites to free them from the spiritual slavery of sin. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church—the official exposition of the Catholic Church's Christian beliefs—the Commandments are considered essential for spiritual good health and growth, and serve as the basis for Catholic social teaching. A review of the Commandments is one of the most common types of examination of conscience used by Catholics before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, previously known as the sacrament of Penance.

The Ten Commandments

1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.

2. You shall not take the Name of the Lord your God in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

9. You shall not covet your neighbour's wife.

10. You shall not covet your neighbour's goods.

There are 10 Mobile-friendly video lessons in this class. Video completion requirement - 100%.

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The First Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The First Commandment - VIDEO

    • The First Commandment - QUIZ

  2. 2
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Second Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Second Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Second Commandment - QUIZ

  3. 3
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Third Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Third Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Third Commandment - QUIZ

  4. 4
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Fourth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Fourth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Fourth Commandment - QUIZ

  5. 5
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Fifth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Fifth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Fifth Commandment - QUIZ

  6. 6
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Sixth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Sixth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Sixth Commandment - QUIZ

  7. 7
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Seventh Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Seventh Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Seventh Commandment - QUIZ

  8. 8
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Eighth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Eighth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Eighth Commandment - QUIZ

  9. 9
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Ninth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Ninth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Ninth Commandment - QUIZ

  10. 10
    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • The Tenth Commandment - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • The Tenth Commandment - VIDEO

    • The Tenth Commandment - QUIZ

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Instructor(s)

Director of Education

Professor Marshall Connolly

Professor Marshall Connolly has spent his life in service to God and the Church as an educator and writer. He is a graduate of the California State University system and has earned bachelor's degrees in English and History, as well as a teaching credential. He has completed additional studies at Whitman College, and the University of San Diego. His interests include science and apologetics and he writes on both subjects for Catholic Online (catholic.org), the World's Catholic Library.