A very quick question about resolutions, if you don’t mind. I hope the information here can be helpful to anyone else who might be worrying in the future.
The question is: Are resolutions binding? For example, if someone resolves to say the Rosary once a week, can he simply stop based on his own arbitrary whim? Or is he bound to his resolution?
Common sense tells me “no,” but sometimes Catholic theology is not so straightforward. (No offense, I love my Church, but it’s true! ;))
For example, also, when we say, “I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace,” is that binding? (This situation is even more sticky since it’s in the context of a prayer. Could it be a promissory oath?)
What are your thoughts, guys?