I grew up evangelical. I have a valid baptism. I was always taught that you could not lose your salvation, and that all sin is equal in God’s eyes. I committed some grave sins in my youth, but I did not realize that they would separate me from God. I knew they were sins, and also that they were serious sins (even though I was taught that all sins were equal in a God’s eyes, at some level I realized this was not true). I did not know or realize that these sins would take me out of a state of grace though. I probably would’ve made better choice had I realized that.
So, are sins committed in these circumstances mortal? Now that I am joining the church, must I confess these serious sins at my first reconciliation even though I didn’t realize that they would severe my relationship with God at the time?
There were also a few sins that the Catholic Church teaches are grave, but that I was taught weren’t sins. Are those mortal sins when I didn’t realize they were sins at all?