Just a little background, I would describe myself as a catholic that is faithful to the Magisterium, traditional in the sense that I am a fan of frequenting the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. I am an imperfect person and working towards becoming the man that God wants me to be. I am a catechist so I have had some formal training in the teachings of the church and have the understanding that the more you learn the less you actually know, I am aware of what constitues a mortal sin and the three conditions that need to be met. I do not and never had a problem with scrupulosity.
In the past my confessor who happened to be our pastor had indicated to me on one occaision durring confession that because of my age that certain habits of sins would not be able to be rooted out because one is set in their ways by the time they reach their forties. Now this happened about a year ago and it is still bothering me. I thought that when you frequent the sacraments they give you the strength to weaken the incliniation to commit mortal sin and they can weaken or even break the bond of venial sin. I mean is that not one of the purposes of frequenting the sacraments?
He has been gone on administative leave and may be returning very soon for a short period until our new assigned pastor is due to start. During his leave we had other priests filling in since who I went to confession to.
Now I want to be perfectly clear my pastor is a good priest and a faithful preist as far as I know, and have experienced. It’s just that that particular comment threw me for a loop and has been on my mind since.