Lesson Thirty-Third of the Baltimore Catechism No. 2 is the fifth of six lessons on the Ten Commandments.
The Fourth Commandment is an extension of the First. We respect those in authority, starting with our parents, because they have been given their authority by God.
The Fifth Commandment extends beyond murder to include all actions that cause harm to ourselves and others. Likewise, the Sixth Commandment requires us not just to avoid adultery but immodesty as well.
The questions are numbered consecutively with Lesson Thirty-Second. For more information and links to other resources, click on each question below.
A. The fourth Commandment is: Honor thy father and thy mother.
A. We are commanded by the fourth Commandment to honor, love, and obey our parents in all that is not sin.
A. We are also bound to honor and obey our bishops
, pastors, magistrates, teachers, and other lawful superiors.
A. It is the duty of parents and superiors to take good care of all under their charge and give them proper direction and example.
A. The fourth Commandment forbids all disobedience, contempt, and stubbornness towards our parents or lawful superiors.
A. The fifth Commandment is: Thou shalt not kill.
A. We are commanded by the fifth Commandment to live in peace and union with our neighbor, to respect his rights, to seek his spiritual and bodily welfare, and to take proper care of our own life and health.
A. The fifth Commandment forbids all wilful murder, fighting, anger, hatred, revenge, and bad example.
A. The sixth Commandment is: Thou shalt not commit adultery.
A. We are commanded by the sixth Commandment to be pure in thought and modest in all our looks, words, and actions.
A. The sixth commandment forbids all unchaste freedom with another's wife or husband; also all immodesty with ourselves or others in looks, dress, words, or actions.
A. The sixth Commandment does forbid the reading of bad and immodest books and newspapers.