=Simca;11524876]I attend a small church with only one priest.
At confession, I confess 'behind the curtain'. My husband and I live in a foreign country and we're the only ones in the Church with American accents. There is no way my confession is anonymous.
I really feel I can't make a 'good confession'
Should I just find another church to make my confession? I am a very private person and this is really bothering me.
What does anyone think I should do?
THANKS FOR ASKING!
IF, you can find another Confessor; than you are free to do so. HOWEVER keep in mind that both heaven and HELL are real, and Eternity is forever.
A priest is BOUND by the seal of Confession that even literally under the threat of DEATH he cannot reveal what has been shared with him in the Sacrament.
Secondly; no matter what you have done it is extremely unlikely that it is a new sin for this priest.
Third: the benefit of having a regular Confessor is that He is able to BETTER guide you in how to avoid what ever sin or sins are problematic for you. YOU benefit not HIM.
Forth: Christ as our Creator KNEW full well HOW difficult it would be to Confess our failings. THAT itself is, God hopes, a deterrent to further sinning.
THE most important thing is not to hold back for any fear. God IS Merciful Love. We, none of us, know when we will be called to Judgment, so go to Confession OFTEN>:thumbsup:
God Bless you,