I’ll try to keep it short for you guys, but first a little backstory! I know that to commit a mortal sin you need full knowledge, complete consent, and it has to be grave matter. Also, I am aware that if you are unsure if something is grave matter or not that you have the obligation to find out if it is before you act. I was in a spot where I didn’t know if doing something would be grave matter or not, but I did not have a sufficient amount of time to think through if it would be grave before performing the act, an act which if I didn’t do could be seen as uncharitable. So I did it in a state of mind kind of like “This could be grave matter and I know I should look this up if I can but I don’t have time to!” It’s not like I had time and just put it off, it was a situation that was presented to me that I tried to think through but the situation came before I could reach a conclusion.
Also, sorry if this is super vague but I don’t want to tell y’all exactly all my sins!
When I had time, after doing my action I thought through whether or not it would be grave and discovered it would not have been, but I know that doesn’t impact whether I sinned or not at the moment I committed an act.
Is doing something like what I described a couple paragraphs above still a mortal sin? I ask with a sense of urgency because I would like to receive Holy Communion tomorrow if possible, and to get to Confession I would have to wait another week.
Thank y’all so much!!!