Important note: The advice given in these podcast episodes is intended for those who suffer with scrupulosity and is not intended for those who have a lax or properly-formed conscience.
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.
Episode 1: Introduction (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode provides a definition of scrupulosity. It also highlights how scrupulosity may arise when approaching both the Sacrament of Holy Communion and Reconciliation/Confession. Advice is provided to scrupulous individuals concerning how they may approach these Sacraments more peacefully.
Episode 2: 4 Pillars of Scrupulosity Prevention and Correction (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode discusses the following four pillars that can be used to address the problem of scrupulosity: The Sacrament of Reconciliation, Catechesis, Preaching, and a Professional Resource Base.
Episode 3: A Misinterpretation of Matthew 5:48 (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode discusses the concept of spiritual perfection. Scrupulous people believe this to be attaining a sinless state of perfection here on earth, notwithstanding humanity’s fallen nature. All our actions should be motivated out of love and not from fear.
Episode 4: A Call to Constant Conversion (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode advocates the need for scrupulous individuals to resist scruples so as to counter the unfair word-view that believes many Catholics are struggling with “Catholic guilt.” By resisting scruples, through having a spirit of ongoing conversion, one finds a balance between the Spirt and the Law. As a result, others who have a secular world-view would be inspired to join Catholicism through the example set by Catholics embodying a sense of joy and peace in their lives.
Episode 5: Does the Church cause Scrupulosity? and other Faulty Beliefs held by the Scrupulous (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 6: A Misinterpretation of Matthew 5:28 (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 7: Luke 12:22 – The Long Forgotten Commandment (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 8: Is Scrupulosity a Sin? and Other Misconceptions (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 9: A Meditation on 1 John 3:20 (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode starts off by discussing 1 John 3:20 as it relates to scrupulosity. This is a very explicit reference to scrupulosity in the Bible that one should be aware of. This episode also discusses other Biblical Passages.
Episode 10: A Church Full of Sinners and Saints (and Scrupulous People) (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode discusses an excerpt from The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. The passage is about scrupulosity. It also discusses some early Church history.
(Quote from Book: Meschler, Maurice. 1899. The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Woodstock, Md: Woodstock College, pg. 144.)
Episode 11: A Meditation on Philippians 3:5-14 (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 12: The Daily Examination of Conscience (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 13: The Urge to Repeat Prayers (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 14: Why Can’t I Pray Perfectly? (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 15: Maintaining Peace and Accepting Anxiety (Click Here to Download MP3)
Episode 16: The New Evangelization (Click Here to Download MP3)
This episode discusses the new evangelization in its relation to the problem of scrupulosity. It discusses how evangelization must be catered towards both lax individuals and scrupulous individuals.
Please check back for future episodes…
Note: Biblical Passages in these episodes are from the CPDV (Catholic Public Domain Version) of the Bible, which can be found at the following link: http://www.sacredbible.org