I know that cursing at a parent is a mortal sin, but if one has issues in dealing with anger outbursts, would he not have “full consent”, and thus it would be a venial sin?
Example: Jake has a history of getting very very angry at small things, and anything can set him off. His mom gets on his nerves, and he using improper language at her under his breathe (remember, he may have some tiny control but can’t really help it) and then regrets it afterwards once he realized what he said. Would he necessarily be in mortal sin?
I know I’m going to get the “just go to Confession anyways” response, but that’s not possible at the moment.
I’ll probably get the “ask a priest and not strangers” response, but even my spiritual director couldn’t tell if I’m in mortal sin. If any priest are reading this, by all means send me a PM.
I doubt it, and given my history of scruples I think I’m off the hook, but I’m not sure. I’m really not sure. I DO have anger issues (I’m not sure they’re very serious) that I believe I got from my extremely abusive father. When I said what I said I think I had half a second to choose to say it, but it happened about over a week ago. It may have just slipped.
Either way, would you guys mind praying that I can overcome my anger issues? I’ll snap at my mom and I can’t control this. I’m trying to figure out if I’m in mortal sin because on Friday I’m altar serving at a Mass with an Archbishop, and I feel afraid to not receive Communion in front of him.