I don’t know if I am allowed to tell this sort of personal things here, please tell me if I need to remove this post. I am just too confused.
I have been away from the Church for 12 years, I am 25 now. I used to be in Heralds of The Gospel when I was 13, so I believe the Catholic Church is the only right one.
I believe I have been excommunicated in Latae Sententiae due to contraceptives. I am afraid to confess, it’s been a long time in the wrong path, I don’t know if I can remember everything I did and I can’t deny I still have some desire to live as I have been doing all this time. I am afraid that I will be instructed to immediately confess, but without proper examination of consciousness and desire to abandon all sin.
But deep down in my heart I know the right way is to go to the Church.
I feel so confused. Do you think I can simply approach a priest to ask for instructions? Do I need to go to the bishop? Do I need to have a full examination of consciousness ready before going?