Scrupulous Anonymous

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Scrupulous Anonymous is a Roman Catholic monthly newsletter published by the Liguori Mission, associated with the Redemptorist Order, founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori.[1][2]

The newsletter focuses on individuals who need help in dealing with scrupulosity. Alphonsus Liguori, a Doctor of the Church suffered from "scruples" and feelings of religious guilt in his own life, and developed techniques for helping people with the same condition[3][4]

In his book A Thousand Frightening Fantasies, 'psychologist William Van Ornum reported a survey of one thousand subscribers to Scrupulous Anonymous and documented their feelings of anguish and suffering.[5]

In his book The Doubting Disease Joseph Ciarrocchi stated that: "I have found the newsletter a useful adjunct to therapy for religious persons".[6]


  1. ^ Scrupulous Anonymous: the monthly newsletter of the Liguori Mission
  2. ^ Obsessive-compulsive disorders by Fred Penzel ISBN 0-19-514092-3 page 339
  3. ^ Maria de' Liguori, Saint Alfonso (1999). Selected writings, p. 209. ISBN 0-8091-3771-2
  4. ^ The true spouse of Jesus Christ (The complete works of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori) 1929, Redemptorist Fathers Press, p. 545. ASIN B00085J4WM
  5. ^ Catholic New York Online, March 11, 1999 [1]
  6. ^ Joseph Ciarrocchi, 1995 The Doubting Disease: Help for Scrupulosity and Religious Compulsions Paulist Press. ISBN 0-8091-3553-1 page 109