Hi all, this is my first post on here so I hope I am posting in the right place. I have a couple of questions regarding how specific you should be in confession.
Firstly, I did not know until the other day that you should state the number of times you committed a sin. If you are unsure of, or don’t remember the number of times is it ok to use descriptors (often, constantly, on several occasions etc.)? And if you unsure of the number of times, should you indicate this to the priest?
Another thing I am unsure of is if you are confessing to impure thoughts, whether or not you should give details if these thoughts are about someone that it would be particularly wrong to think of like that - a priest, for example. Is it enough to say that you had impure thoughts, or that you had impure thoughts about someone who it is especially wrong to think of like that? Or must you explain who the person/people were? I imagine it could be uncomfortable for the priest if someone confesses to thinking of them like that. Also (last question I promise) if these thoughts are unintentional or you did not indulge in them, should you indicate this as well?