So a couple times while going to confession, my priest said something along the lines of “your sins were forgiven before coming here.” This was done before saying the words of absolution. Also, I can guarantee some of what I confessed was mortal. How concerned should I be about this?
On a slightly related note he was asked about the criteria of a mortal sin a couple weeks ago. In his answer he never talked about mortal and venial sins. He said that the mortal sin criteria was what the Church said determined whether or not an action was sinful. He then briefly discussed the criteria from there. Could this have been meant in a theologically correct way? I know this second part doesn’t belong in this sub-forum, but I think it may relate to the first part. As a result, I think it’s better to put it here instead of in the Moral Theology section.