There are several ideas about NOT Confessing a Mortal Sin.
- Are you sure that this particular Sin is a MORTAL sin?
If yes, how did you determine this?
There is a difficult issue, trying to find out if a sin is a Mortal Sin.
I called the Vicar at my diocese about missing a Sunday (Mass-wise).
He danced around for several minutes.
After I tried to pin him down, he STILL did not give me a solid answer (Just, that I probably didn’t break-away totally from God, which is an aspect of Mortally sinning).
Last year, I missed 3 Sundays, while I was traveling to visit relatives.
I COULD have attended, but I chose to NOT attend, especially because of their schedule (and mine)
Yet, last year (because I go to Daily Mass), I attended about 300 Masses.
SO, I am still not sure about that one.
- Is an Absolution, TRULY an absolution of all Sins?
Some people believe that as long as you go through the motions of confessing some sins, that the Absolution gets rid of all un-confessed sins too.
(So, if this is the case, then you are completely relieved of worrying about Mortal Sin.)
Others feel that EVERY Mortal Sin (or possible Mortal Sin) must be individually confessed in order to be absolved.
The Bottom Line is : How do YOU feel about that un-confessed Mortal Sin?
If you worry about it, then (by all means) confess that sucker, and get rid of it.
Then, SandwichOrder asks : "If that last Confession was invalid, it has been around a year and a half since my last Confession. How long should my examination be?"
I do not understand what you are asking here.
Could you please re-state it.
If you confessed certain Sins already at Confession, then those Sins are forgiven.