I am currently considering converting to Catholicism from a Protestant denomination. I have been baptized (many years ago as a child) and I was wondering, if I do end up joining the Catholic Church, will I have to confess all my sins specifically (or at least major sins) that I’ve committed after baptism before I can receive any other Sacraments, or can the priest grant me general absolution for all my sins in between baptism and confirmation since I haven’t previously been a part of a “confessing-to-a-priest Church” before, and was therefore not keeping detailed records? As a Protestant I of course believe(d?) that I could be forgiven by simply praying to God to forgive me, and drew no distinction between mortal and venial sins…I don’t know if there’s any possibility of me being able to remember everything that I’ve done that the Church might consider sinful that I did during my youth and teenage years (I’m currently 21 and was baptized around ten years ago). My decision to enter the Roman Catholic Church or not will not be based on the answer to this question, I would just like to know.
Thanks and God bless you,