Does reception of Communion forgive *all *venial sins, or only those that you are *asking *God to forgive?
For example, if I don’t adequately examine my conscience before Communion, is all of my venial sin nonetheless forgiven upon reception? Or do I need to specifically think about, enumerate, and repent for each venial sin? What if I forget some?
I’m also wondering about this in the context of indulgences, which require “complete detachment” (or something like that) from all sin, venial and mortal. So how do I make sure I’ve got that? (If it’s one of those things that you can never “know for sure”, then how do you optimize the probability that you’re completely detached from all sin?)