One of the three things that makes a sin mortal, according to what I’ve read, is deliberate consent.
What is the culpability of someone who:
- Committed a grave sin while under the influence of alcohol, which one deliberately drank;
b) if that person was an alcoholic and struggling to overcome it, but is human and fails at times;
- Has mental illness of some sort;
- Combination of 1 & 2?
If a mortal sin is committed, do those factors above need to be mentioned to the priest when making a confession? Not to try to get ‘out of’ the sin, but for the priest to counsel you, and advise you penance and absolve you of your sins, to know if they are mortal with full culpability or partial culpability? I am not speaking of sins such as murder.