Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments

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    Easy Ways to Remember the Catholic Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments are an important part of Catholicism. They give explicit directions about how God wants us to live. Use word association and finger tricks to teach them to children at a young age and to help them remember how to honour God with their words and actions.

    Teach the 10 Commandments to children at a young age. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

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    I am the Lord your God

    One-None. The first commandment states that God is number one. You shall have no God before him or worship anyone or anything other than he.

    Make God first in your life. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Take the Name of the Lord Your God in Vain

    Two-You. Remember the Second Commandment by picturing a group or a person gossiping. Just as we get offended when rumours and lies are spread about us, so does God. Do not take his name in vain.

    Do not blaspheme or take the Lord's name in vain. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

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    Remember the Sabbath and Keep It Holy

    Hold three fingers up and run the finger of the opposite hand between the three fingers, tracing the letter "W." Walk with the Lord by remembering the Sabbath and keeping it holy.

    Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    Honour Your Father and Mother

    Put four of your fingers together and raise hand to your head, in a salute position. Honour and respect your parents through your actions and speech.

    Honour your parents. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Kill

    Five-Alive. Do not kill or take away the life of another person.

    Do not murder. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Commit Adultery

    Six-Sex. Be faithful to your partner and do not cheat or lust after another person.

    Be faithful to your partner. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Steal

    Seven-eleven. Picture a masked gunman at the local 7-11 store. Do not rob.

    Do not steal. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor

    Eight-Misstate. Do not lie or falsify information by spreading rumours, gossiping or embellishing facts.

    Do not lie. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife

    Nine-Oh-So-Fine. Do not lust after or desire another man's wife.

    Do not covet your neighbour's wife. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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    You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods

    Hold up all 10 fingers. Is there anything missing? No. God has given you everything you need.

    Be thankful for what God has given you. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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