One of the essential pieces in the Rite of Penance is the examination of conscience. We take an internal self-examination of our spiritual life and bring to light those sins that keep us from a more intimate relationship with Christ. We recall our sins and faults committed since our last confession. One of the most common ways is to go through the Ten Commandments. Another way, which you may not have thought about, is to turn to the Church’s social teaching– which is about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Consider how you’re doing, and what more you can do, using the Examination of Conscience in Light of Catholic Social Teaching.