this might sound weird but here it goes: I was in church and there were confessions going on and I wanted to go next but there wasn’t a line (I was standing in the back near the confessional), so sometimes I would try to hear the penitent or priest’s voice, not to hear their confession (:eek:) but just to see where they were so I could go next before anyone else. did I mortally sin by sort of trying to listen? I was thinking this over and I pray it wasn’t a sin but maybe it was but i’d never want to actually hear another person’s confession. I just wanted to go next since time was running out for confessions.
I didn’t actually hear anything the penitent confessed either.
at best this was stupid but i’m unsure if I mortally sinned.