Ever had this happen?


#1

I wanted to ask if anyone ever had this happen. Have you ever been to confession to repent of a sin only to have the priest commit the same sin during your confession? This happened to me recently. I had to go to a different parish for confession as my pastor was out of town. I made an appointment with a neighboring priest for lack of other options. My confession consisted of confessing to losing my temper and speaking ill of a priest. Upon hearing this, he launched into a tirade about the priest and said he didn’t really know him but that he’s a difficult person and that no one likes him!:eek::eek: I was stunned and didn’t know how to handle it. For the record I never told him who the priest was. He asked me if I worked and I told him where I worked, so he made an assumption. I felt so bad about what I had done, only to have him do the same thing! It really caught me off guard. So I wanted to ask had anyone ever had a similar experience and how they handled it. I will never go back to him for confession, but I’m still bothered by it. Because of my job, I will most likely run into him soon in some capacity. I’m just left feeling uncomfortable. Advice welcome. Thanks!


#2

Pray for him and pray about it. Priests are close to Jesus spiritually in a way that we can’t understand. If you pray He will listen. I am confident of this. Sorry to hear about your problem. :slight_smile: God bless.


#3

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