I was wondering when you should make an appointment with a priest to have a general confession vs making a confession during scheduled times. Is there a limit on the # of general confessions someone should make? The last general confession I’ve made was probably about 5-10 years ago. And should you do a general confession at the church you attend regularly or can you go to any Catholic Church? In other words, is it likely that a priest or secretary will not see you for a general confession if you attend another Catholic church in another diocese. My regular church is not in the same diocese of where I live.
I usually go to confession every 2-4 weeks, though sometimes I have gone each week and sometimes I’ve gone a little bit more than monthly. I think I get thru my mortal sins during the typical confession and most of my venial sins, but I typically feel rushed and so I am not sure if I really am confessing all my mortal sins, especially those of which are thought and/or covet ones. I also would like to confess somethings like struggles in faith, certain proclivity / temptations to sin, or things I may not have confessed. I also need to confess lacking a proper prayer life with my wife and me.
Am I overthinking this or is it normal to want to do a general confession? Is a general confession inappropriate if you make regular confessions? Do some people go to confession for holiness not simply to confess venial/mortal sins?
Thanks so much!