Scrupulosity Quotes

  • “You cannot think or study your way out of OCD. People with scrupulosity think and study about sin repeatedly, to little or no avail.” – Fr. Thomas M. Santa, CSsR, Scrupulous Anonymous, July 2013 Vol. 50, No. 7.
    • “What is essential at minimum is behavior modification that severely limits reception of the sacrament of reconciliation. Daily or weekly reception of the sacrament is not advised. It’s pastorally beneficial to limit reception of the sacrament to once a month at most; ideally, people with scrupulosity should receive the sacrament only during Advent and Lent, the traditional penitential liturgical seasons. The guidance and pastoral direction of a wise and understanding confessor and/or spiritual director is also essential.”
    • “Doubt-generated anxiety deprives us of the peace of Christ, our birthright through grace.”

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