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Old May 8, '12, 4:37 pm
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Having said which - I wonder if you could ask someone who was confirmed with you (don't know if you keep in touch), or even the priest himself, what words he used/uses. Just phrase it as a general question: "I was talking to someone about my confession, and realises that for the life of me I can't remember exactly what the priest says when he is confirming someone - how does it go again?"
Already on it... fortunately, my godfather's wife is in my Facebook friends (he was called in as a last minute confirmation sponsor ).
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Sounds like if it's not one thing it will be another. Do you have a problem with confession or the rosary? (both can be OCD nightmares)
Oddly enough, I'm not that bad with confession... I unfortunately find the Rosary repetitive, unless it's a Scriptural Rosary... Always liked spiritual readings and novenas, though. Sorry if I sounded irritable earlier.
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It's not that there's more scrupulosity, it's just that it can have different manifestations now. And people who didn't know Latin would probably just accept that there was no way of checking, and so not dwell on it for that reason.
My thought exactly. Also, it was a different time, and trusting authority was much more of a habit. Now the habit is to question any authority. Not that questioning authority is always bad, but as a habitual frame of mind, it changes your whole worldview.

AND there weren't internet forums to go to for questions about your scrupulosity . . .
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My thought exactly. Also, it was a different time, and trusting authority was much more of a habit. Now the habit is to question any authority. Not that questioning authority is always bad, but as a habitual frame of mind, it changes your whole worldview.

AND there weren't internet forums to go to for questions about your scrupulosity . . .
When it comes to scrupulosity, it would seem that asking questions only makes it worse.
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Forget about it. You are confirmed.

I could be wrong, but I never heard about any of these sorts of worries when all the sacraments were celebrated in Latin. No one ever second guessed their priest's absolution, confirmation, or anything else. Does English cause more OCD?
Another reason to return to latin.
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Oddly enough, I'm not that bad with confession... I unfortunately find the Rosary repetitive, unless it's a Scriptural Rosary... Always liked spiritual readings and novenas, though. Sorry if I sounded irritable earlier.
Try the Liturgy of the Hours.
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Another reason to return to latin.
Well, it was just a personal observation. In my youth, the priest spoke the words of absolution in Latin. He pronounced Latin with an Irish accent and spoke very fast. I doubt that I could have understood him clearly even if I knew Latin well. But nobody ever came out of the confessional and said, I don't think he got the formula right.

At Mass, I tried to follow along in the Latin-English missal, but again, no one listened closely to the priest and tried to second guess whether he was ad-libbing. (And of course, he wasn't, he was following the Latin in his own sacramentary!) But I don't particularly yearn for a return to Latin, provided the English is done reverently, and the text and rubrics are treated with just as much respect as if they were in Latin!
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