Honor your father and your mother.

 Read the following references to further clarify the central ideas of this lesson. Look in other places as well as these; this is not an exhaustive list of the resources needed to answer the questions.

Father Hardon’s Catholic Catechism

Pages 317-323 (Fourth Commandment)

Father Hardon’s Question and Answer Catechism

#617-627 (Fourth Commandment)

Revised Basic Course Manual

Pages 70-71 (The Fourth Commandment)



Acts of the Apostles 5:29
Ephesians 6:1-3
Matthew 7:12; 28:19-20
Proverbs 30:17
Romans 13:1-2

Catechism of the Catholic Church

#2196-2257 (The Fourth Commandment)

Modern Catholic Dictionary

Parental Obedience

See Dr. Fisher’s, A Catechetical Dictionary for the CCC.

Review the following terms for a clearer understanding of the terms.

Filial Piety
Principle of solidarity