The 10 Commandments – The 9th: “Thou Shalt Not Covet…”

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. The Ninth and Tenth Commandments sound so similar – “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife… Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods” – we may wonder what distinguishes them. Our theology teaches that concupiscence is the distinguishing characteristic. CONCUPISCIENCE In Latin, the word “concupiscence” means “to desire strongly,” and […]

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