So I went to confession today, and I also wanted to confess some sins that I forgot to confess the last time. However, I had two old mortal sins that I wanted to confess, but I only remembered one when I knelled there in the booth. The priest said that I shouldn’t worry about it and just say it the next time I went to confession. And so he started to say the absolution.
Here comes my dilemma. During the the time when the priest said the absolution, I hoped I wouldn’t remember that sin I forgot about, and I tried not to remember, because I didn’t want to bother the priest by making him say absolution again right after. Very shortly afterwards, I kind of realized that maybe I shouldn’t do that, and then instead tried to remember what that sin was, but with no success. By then I had received my absolution. When I went to sit on an empty seat in church, I started to get worried whether I had committed a mortal sin by deliberately trying to withholding another mortal sin by trying not to remember.
Then again, I kind of realized what I was doing in the booth very shortly afterwards, as I said. I am not sure at all if that constitutes mortal sin.
I also decided to take communion, since I figured it could be just scruples.
I need you help on this. What do you make of this?