Confessing a dream?


#1

I am just curious. Very often I have very vivid dreams and sometimes the dreams are not pleasant or fit for telling. If a mortal or venial sin is committed, in a dream, should it be confessed? I’m not talking about day dreaming, or entertaining impure thoughts, I’m talking about the actual sleeping, unconsious, dreaming.

Thanks,

Jenny


#2

Dear Jenny,

You can’t sin while asleep–no matter what you dream. In order to sin one must be awake and able to make a consicous decision to act. No matter how guilty you feel when you wake, there is no sin.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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