I recently confessed something which I thought was sinful and the priest told me that it was not sinful and that I do not need to confess it in the future.
What if the priest was wrong?
What if I thought in my conscience that he was wrong but “took his work for it” and continued in what I thought was sin but he did not, and never confessed it again?
How does the priests judgement work in cases of gray area? There are obviously rare cases of obstinate priests telling people the wrong thing, but what about in cases where priests think they are giving correct counsel but are not?