I have a very nit-picky and scrupulous question, but it’s bothering me:
I went to confession about two days ago, and made a good confession (told all my sins, was repentant, etc.) but for some reason, without even thinking about it, i told the priest it had been 3 weeks since my last confession. The thing is, in reality it had only been 1 week but i think subconsciously i didn’t want to sound like a nut that comes to confession like every week, especially since i really didnt have much to confess and i sometimes get the impression that priests think i’m wasting their time. this wasn’t a pre-meditated lie, but it just popped out and i didn’t even think about it as a lie until afterward.
so the question is - is a lie during confession (one which doesn’t involve the actual confessing part but is told during the preliminaries) a mortal sin? i mean, do i need to confess it (at this point i’ll have to say “2 days”!) before i can take communion?