Examination of Conscience for Confession

Second Commandment

All irreverence towards God's most Holy Name:

Have I taken God's name in vane or used it without respect in common conversation? How often?

Have I blasphemed God, His Saints or the Church? How often?

Have I taken a false oath, or sworn to what I did not certainly know whether it was true or false? How often?

Have I taken an oath to what was wicked or unlawful or broken my lawful oaths? How often?

Have I had a habit of swearing rashly and inconsiderately by the name of God, by my soul, etc.? How long have I had this habit and how many times a day have I sworn in this manner?

Have I sworn by the blood or wounds of God, or any other blasphemous oath? How often?

Have I cursed myself or others? Was this from my heart?

Have I been accessory to others cursing, swearing, or blaspheming by laughing at their sin as if I thought it amusing and wanted them to continue? How often?

Have I made a rash vow, without sufficient knowledge or deliberation? How often?

Have I broken any vow or solemn promise made to God? How often?

Have I been irreverent in Divine Service, and in churches and holy places even when service is not going on? How often?

Have I blamed God for my failings? How often?

Have I been guilt of perjury (lying under oath)? How often?

Have I spoken about the Faith, the Church, the Saints, or sacred things with irreverence, hatred or defiance? How often?

Have I watched Television, movies, videos, or listened to music that treated God, the Church, the Saints, or sacred things irreverently? How often?


1st Commandments
2nd Commandments
3rd Commandments
4th Commandments
5th Commandments
6th & 9th Commandments
7th and 10th Commandments
8th Commandments
The Seven Deadly Sins etc.


Music: Tomas Luis de Victoria - O vos omnes (The Tudor Consort) / CC BY 3.0