I struggle with online cybersex issues to the point where it may be an addiction. When I commit the sin, I try to go to Confession as soon as possible and, thus, it usually means I end up going to Confession multiple times per week (to clarify, it is not that I go to Confession with the intent to confess and then repeat the sin, but I confess and then later end up falling into the same temptation and sin).
The Priest I often confess to (it is totally random, there are four priests at the parish and for some reason the days I go to Confession are the days he is there) tells me that since it is an addiction it is not a mortal sin. I even told the Priest that before committing the sin I know that what I am doing is sinful (even recognizing I’ll have to go to Confession although I forgot to mention that part to him this most recent time, but I had mentioned it before though I think), but he still said it is an addiction and thus not a mortal sin.
This has caused me further problems because in the past few days after the Priest told me it is not mortal, I have committed the sin feeling like ‘well I don’t have to worry because the Priest said it is not mortal’. Obviously, I know this is a terrible way to operate and, at some level, I do not want to commit the sin (although I usually come to the conclusion shamefully after the fact).
I am now confused and more than a little worried because, if I decide to disagree with the Priest and go to Confession anyway, I then have to guess whether it will be him handling Confessions that day.