From a reader:
I am looking for "examen conscientiae" in Latin, but I cannot find anything suitable for la layperson. The only one I found so far is in the book "Manuale sacerdotum" by Joseph Schneider (availabe in Google Books), but it is tailored toward priests. Do you know of any detailed examination of conscience in Latin, suitable for laypeople?
Sincerely, I cannot see why an examination of conscience in Latin would be that useful unless your Latin is so good that there is nothing of the "intellectual exercise" in it.
What is the point of an examination of conscience? Truly? Why do such a strange thing?
Because when you get into the tribunal which is the confessional, you are your own prosecutor. You expose all your mortal sins in number and kind.
There isn’t really time to screw around with gimmicks at that point.
That said, maybe someone has a Latin examen.
I know that there are a couple in the Latin edition of the Ordo Paenitentiae published by the Vatican.