The Scrupulous Augustine

7 minutes By Elizabeth Zahorick, University of Notre Dame When Our Lord appears to His disciples after the Resurrection, He greets them on three separate occasions with the same greeting: “Peace be with you” (Jn 20:19). Christ knew that their hearts were deeply troubled after the events of His Passion and wanted to show them that only […]

Scrupulosity

2 minutes By Samuel Ng, University of Austin “I must perform my penance perfectly or I won’t be forgiven!” “Is this a sin or is it not a sin?” “Should I confess that sin which I confessed last time?” Such are the thoughts that may run through the head of a scrupulous individual.  Fr. Thomas M. Santa, […]