I have three problems with confession right now. 1st, how specific do I need to get with sexual sin in the confessional? Can I be generic, such as “I committed sins of impurity with myself or others x number of times”. This is what I have done in the past. Second What if I committed multiple types of sexual sins on some occassions? When I went to confession for these sins, I did not list out each sin specifially, but I made the aforementioned generic blanket statement. As I recall, at least on a few occassions, the priest did not want any details. Did I need to give a more specific description for each sin or is a generic blanket statement covering all of these sins of impurity ok. Were my confessions valid?
Lastly, many years ago, I went to confession and confessed some sins that I felt were very wrong, but did not confess some other mortal sins for some reason. I know now that deliberately withholding mortal sins is a mortal sin in itself, but did deliberately withholding some of my mortal sins that day render the entire confession invalid also? I have since confessed the sins I withheld that day, but what about the sins that I actually did confess back then. Are they forgiven or do I need to go back and confess those again? I am confused by what others have told me and I hope I haven’t confused you as well.