How To Handle Scrupulosity

Scrupulosity or a delicate mind? Fr. George Elliott distinguishes the difference between being scrupulous and striving for Sainthood. It is common to think recognizing small faults in your life is being scrupulous, however, it means you have a delicate conscience. Even the Saints had delicate consciences from a young age.

What Is Scrupulosity And How To Handle It?

What is Scrupulosity?

Scrupulosity is a disorder in which someone is pathologically obsessed with moral or religious issues, and it makes them act in a compulsive and often distressing way. Someone suffering from scrupulosity has obsessions, feels compulsions, has anxiety, feels distress, and it often affects most other aspects of normal life. There are varying stages and degrees of this illness, but it bears a striking resemblance to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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