24th General Audience, April 16, 1980
You have heard that it was said, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you: Whoever looks at a woman to desire her [in a reductive way] has already committed adultery with her in his heart (Mt. 5:27-29).
A fundamental revision of the way of understanding and carrying out the moral law of the Old Covenant.
Applies to the Commandments:
5th You shall not kill (Mt. 5:21-26)
6th You shall not commit adultery (Mt. 5:27-32)
8th You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord (Mt. 5:33-37)
Fr. David Bellusci, O.P.
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