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 […]

The Story of a Scrupe: Confronting Scrupulosity

13 minutes By Paul B. An Introduction to What Scrupulosity and Mortal Sin Are In ancient Rome, as part of their state religion, the Romans would offer lengthy sacrificial events, often lasting around three hours! If the people messed up even one small part of the ritual, they started the entire ceremony over again. An imperfect ceremony […]

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, […]