I was dispensed from some private vows a few months ago by my pastor. My memory is a little foggy, but I’m pretty sure (like, REALLY sure) I actually called on God/swore when I made some of the vows.
To my understanding of the Church’s teaching on vows/oaths, this would be an oath,right?
Can oaths be dispensed from like vows? When I was dispensed, I don’t really remember mentioning the swearing/making an oath part. so do I need to go back to my pastor and get dispensed again? If he dispensed me from my vows, but was unaware of the oath part, would it be valid?
I also read that the Church can’t dispense from oaths, just state that there wasn’t a valid oath in the first place. Is that true? Does anybody have any official Church sources on this matter?