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Important note: If you are struggling with scrupulosity, please seek professional help through a therapist/psychologist/spiritual director. This site will not serve as a replacement to professional help.

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4 Pillars of Scrupulosity Prevention and Correction:

Recommended Web Resources:

http://mission.liguori.org/newsletters/scrupanon.htm (Scrupulous Anonymous Newsletter)

http://fatherdoyle.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/scruples-and-their-treatment.pdf (Scruples and Their Treatment by Fr. William Doyle)

http://www.catholicspiritualdirection.org/scrupulosity.html (Understanding and Conquering Scrupulosity)

http://catholicexchange.com/are-you-scrupulous/ (Are You Scrupulous? A Lenten Homily by John Cardinal O’Connor)

http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/countering-scrupulosity-5585 (Countering Scrupulosity with Fr. Paul Keller)

http://www.fathert.com/uploads/2011-07-17_Scrupulosity.mp3 (Fr. Tom Elliott’s Homily on Scrupulosity)

http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/from-the-heart-7607 (Answers to Questions on Scrupulosity)

http://www.catholicpamphlets.net/pamphlets/Are%20You%20Scrupulous.pdf (Are You Scrupulous? Pamphlet)

http://www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/vocations/St.John.pdf (John of the Cross for Today: Stages of Spiritual Development and Discernment

http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/seriessearchprog.asp?seriesID=7103 (Contemplation with Fr. Thomas Dubay)

http://www.ocdandchristianity.com/ (‘OCD and Christianity’ by Dr. Ian Osborn)

Recommended Books:

Scruples and Sainthood, By: Trent Beattie

A Thousand Frightening Fantasies: Understanding and Healing Scrupulosity and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, By William Van Ornum

Understanding Scrupulosity: Questions, Helps, and Encouragement
By author: Rev. Thomas M. Santa

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, By: Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

Brain Lock: Free Yourself From Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, By: Jeffrey M. Schwartz

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7 Comment(s)

  1. Peter

    July 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    I was struggling with OCD which included also scrupulosity. The healing took some time, but it did happen! Obsessions and compulsion are symptoms of suppressed emotions, PLEASE read something written by catholic psychiatrist Conrad Baars – his texts explained me what I was fighting with and also how to really heal it (you can google information about him and his work or order e.g. his book Healing and Feeling Your Emotions from Amazon). God bless you!

  2. Teresa

    August 10, 2014 at 12:12 am

    I am so struggling I feel to just give up on sacrament of confession i am just doing it all wrong I can’t get past this. I think I am abusing the sacrament of penance.

    • descrupulis

      August 11, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      You have to just try your best and move on. My podcast offers some advice for confession. As well, the Scrupulous Anonymous Newsletter by Fr. Tom Santa should help with this.

  3. The Artistic Vocation @CatholicGallery

    August 12, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I felt bad confessing the same things over again. That became a motivator for me and through Gtace I don’t need to confess that / those sins anymore.

  4. Tony Mignone

    October 30, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Fr Russell Abata’s books on scrupulosity are a tremendous help and should be read by all who suffer this difficult issue

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