Hello, I haven't been on this forum in a while, but I have a story I wanted to share with people who would get it.I am starting a new job next week, so I popped in to the new workplace to pick up some paperwork I have to fill out. When I got there the guy I had to see was spraying weeds, coz a new job is not daunting enough, why not throw in my greatest fear (chemicals)? I had to shake his hand, there wasn't really any way around it that I could see, and no valid way to quickly excuse myself to go wash my hands so I just had to live with it.
Have you googled religious scrupulosity? You'll find the confession thing is not uncommon. I'm not catholic but i was brought up Anglican and I went through a big thing when i was a youngster, convinced i was going to hell.
How good is your relationship with your priest?
Others have spoken about your OCD, so I thought I might link you to a discussion i heard on the radio about empathy or the lack thereof:
Hopefully this is cool, although I'm pretty sure this site has rules ab