This may be a silly and confusing question, but if a sacrament was meant to be administered or received conditionally because of doubt whether it had been done properly before, would it invalidate it if the person who needed to have the proper intention and had previously been aware that the sacrament was to be undertaken conditionally forgot at the actual time of the sacrament to “make the condition” even in their thoughts?
So what I’m really asking is if the need for a sacrament to be administered conditionally in case of doubt is only a matter of lawfulness or the need to avoid misleading people about whether the sacrament can be repeated – or if it affects validity if the sacrament had not actually been received on the previous attempt.
If you answer, please let me know your source of information or that you have expertise in the area. Thank you. If you think you might be able to answer accurately if only you had any idea what I was talking about, please let me know that too.