(Latin Scrupulus , "a small sharp, or pointed, stone", hence, in a transferred sense, "uneasiness of mind") An unfounded apprehension and consequently unwarranted fear that something is a sin which, as a matter of fact, is not.
It is not considered here so much as an isolated act, but rather as an habitual state of mind known to directors of souls as a "scrupulous conscience." St.
They are not bound to repeat anything of former confessions unless they are sure without protracted examination, that it is a mortal sin and has never been properly confessed.
Their chief remedy is, having reposed confidence in some confessor, to obey his decisions and commands entirely and absolutely.
Some special indications that persons are really scrupulous, generally adopted by theologians are those enumerated by Lacroix.
Among these is a certain rooted attachment to their own opinion which makes them unwilling to abide by the judgment of those whom they consult, even though these latter have every title to deference.
Finally, he may sometimes do what should hardly ever be done in any other instance, that is, forbid the penitent to have recourse to another confessor. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online.
Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.Then, too, ordinarily he ought not to hastily reach this conclusion on the very first experience of his penitent.It is true there are cases of scruples which may be recognized from the start, but this is not the rule.The "HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING)" is executive produced by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots."HAMILTON" has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role.As a rule, the confessor's answers to the innumerable troubles submitted should be clear, unaccompanied by reasons, and so unhesitating as to inspire courage.