I asked this in another forum and they told me to post it here.
I came across this (link above) and was wondering if anyone new what "prejudicial to a third person", meant?
"Let your confession be plain, entire, and prudent; neither obscuring your faults nor concealing any thing wilfully, nor saying what would be prejudicial to a third person"
It is lumped in with mortal sins like omitting or obscuring your faults - causes of sacrilege, so it would seem prejudicial words would be cause of sacrilege?
I always mention other people in my confessions and no priest ever told me about this.
I never heard this before.
What was the author trying to prevent by writing this?
Would it be a mortal sin, if I said something that would be prejudicial, but asks the priest to start helping me learn what being prejudicial meant, because there are some situations that I just don't know what to say, because I don't know how to apply this rule?