Is anger toward a priest sufficiently different in kind from ordinary anger that it needs to be specified during confession?

If I’m angry at a priest and I need to confess my anger, do I have to confess specifically that it’s a priest I’m angry at? What if the priest in question is my confessor, and I was sure that he’d immediately figure that out?


No, you do not need to specify that it was a priest you were angry at. You can simply confess that you were angry at someone.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit