Greetings all. I’ll try to be brief…I have a pretty severe case of stammering and blocking. I had to drop out of school because of it, and it affects my life very much. The problem is that I can’t talk in a normal way to people, especially when I initiate the conversation; this problem even occurs when I speak to my own mother (sometimes I have to physically jump around just to be able to say something). Very often I will be blocked completely, which means that when I try to speak my mouth feels like I have no control over it and all I can get out is strange sounding noises.
I really want to go to Confession, but I know if I went I’d just sit in silence and not utter a word, as much as I’d try. So is there any other way I can confess, or absolve my sins? Is it alright if I write it on paper and hand it over to the priest (isn’t it usually dark in there)? Or are there any alternates to Confession?