I have read that priests go through some practice or prayer to forget what sins the penitent confesses so that when they see this person in public they don’t look at them and judge them by their sin.
Fr. Mike Schmitz on YouTube (amazing Priest and videos!!) says that he feels a “holy amnesia” after each confession where he does not remember the sins that were confessed.
Is there some sort of training they go through in Seminary to block these sins out of their minds or are the priests that deeply connected to Christ during confession that they don’t even hear the sins, the priest is just 100% the mouthpiece of Jesus?
As someone who struggles with going to confession with priests that know me, I wondered how is it that they don’t look at me differently after confession.
Your Brother in Christ,