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Note:   This is a blog series on The Ten Commandments, (unless Bishop Perry has something to say in-between) and excerpts from the Catholic Catechism on how this relates to 'Living the Goodness of a Catholic Man'.  
Part of the CMCS mission is teaching the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith:  We all have our vices and temptations, and they all come down to how we view and practice the basic teachings of the faith as a Catholic man. 
I hope this blog series will help you reflect on both the commandments and the Catechism so that you may be renewed to grow more in holiness as a Catholic man. 
Frank J Casella
CMCS Co-founder & Executive Director
PS. Thank you to the men who have let us know how helpful this blog series has been for them. Remember, the fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits. 
You Shall Not Covet Anything That
Belongs To Your Neighbor
By Frank J Casella
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The Tenth Commandment: You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
You shall not covet ... anything that is your neighbor's.... You shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant,, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's. 317 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 318
2551 "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Mt 6:21).
2552 The tenth commandment forbids avarice arising from a passion for riches and their attendant power.
2553 Envy is sadness at the sight of another's goods and the immoderate desire to have them for oneself. It is a capital sin.
2554 The baptized person combats envy through good-will, humility, and abandonment to the providence of God.
2555 Christ's faithful "have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires" (Gal 5:24); they are led by the Spirit and follow his desires.
2556 Detachment from riches is necessary for entering the Kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are the poor in spirit."
2557 "I want to see God" expresses the true desire of man. Thirst for God is quenched by the water of eternal life (cf. Jn 4:14).
"Select a Church of your choice and schedule yourself to be there every Sunday. Listed among the Ten Commandments Sunday belongs to God not to us. Make the scriptures your rule book of life. As the Bible quotes Joshua, Moses’ right hand man, in reordering the people of Israel under God’s laws, take Joshua’s motto as your motto where he announces to his fellows, “Now, therefore, fear the Lord and serve Him completely and sincerely … If it does not please you to serve the Lord, then decide this day whom you will serve … as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!” (Joshua 24, 14-15)"
~ Bishop Joseph Perry: Male Spirituality
"Moderation in all things is key! The Commandments provide us with a guide to lead a holy and fulfilling life. We must remember to live by them Christ-like, by moderating our passions and living our lives with prudence. Just as importantly, we must teach our children to do the same. Living by the Commandments will help them to have a strong moral compass, learn responsibility, and be good role models for their friends and families."
Reference: The Ten Commandments from USCCB
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