Are unintentional accidents ever considered a mortal sin? If a man looks for his cell phone while driving, anxious that it may be his new girlfriend, or whatever, and causes a fatal accident, is his carelessness a mortal sin? Mind you, he knew full well his responsibility to the road should be first. Is that an example of the end not justifying the means? Where do we draw the line between personal responsibility and human error?
If a man who is trying to recover from scruplosity, (people with scrupolosity are advised that a doubtful sin is not a sin. And, tend to always want to attend confession to wipe the slate clean, “just in case” due to an unhealthy amount of guilt) would his doubt of a matter exempt him from confession regardless if a mortal sin or not? And, would he be receiving communion worthily?
Thank you for any help.