Hello. Maybe I’m being a little too legalistic here, but I just want to make sure.
I’m 16 years old, and I’ve been using as my examination of conscience this document: catholicparents.org/oxcart/Examination%20of%20Conscience.pdf
It says that serious disobedient to parents and other legitimate authorities is a grave sin and that more minor disobedience is only a venial sin.
But reading the Catechism, it is seeming to say that any disobedience to parents/teachers is a grave sin:
CCC 1858: Grave matter is specified by the Ten Commandments, corresponding to the answer of Jesus to the rich young man: “Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and your mother.”
CCC 2217, describing sins against the Fourth Commandment: As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family. As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family. "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord."22 Children should also obey the reasonable directions of their teachers and all to whom their parents have entrusted them. But if a child is convinced in conscience that it would be morally wrong to obey a particular order, he must not do so.
This seems to be saying that it is a grave sin to ever disobey parents, teachers, and other authorities.
Therefore, here is my question: Is it indeed always a grave sin to disobey parents, teachers, “and all to whom their parents have entrusted them”?
Keep in mind that I ask these things not because I want to commit sin without consequence, but because I need to know whether these things need to be confessed or not.