Questions Catholic kids asked themselves about their personal sin, 1927 [10 pictures]

November 11, 2013 | By Abraham | 3 comments

Selections from “Examination of Conscience for Boys and Girls,” a 12-page booklet for children intended to help them find, name, and confess sin in themselves…

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Though this booklet was originally published in the twenties, the ideas taught in it are obviously not a product of that era. They had been around since long before then and still continue nowadays. Nonetheless, it’s intriguing to see how a particular past generation and culture codified one of its several fundamentalisms.

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3 Comments

  1. MaryMitch says:

    Some of these … I wonder what the new Pope would think? For example, going to someone else’s church is a mortal sin?

    1. Sara McD says:

      I’m sure you can google it and I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure Catholics may attend Protestant services for weddings and funerals and might possibly allowed in other circumstances with caution, but they may not participate in Communion and it does not fulfill their obligation to attend Mass. If they participate in Communion in a Protestant church, it’s probably considered a mortal sin.

  2. Annie says:

    We had to read n be familiar with all aspects discussed above.. n we were South London girls attending convent grammar school in the ‘Swinging Sixties’. No wonder there was such disaffection.. dis-belief.

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