for example, if you lied about something, went to confession and then managed to fix the situation without telling the person you lied, is it a sin? do you alwys to tell the other person you did something wrong?
or if you stole something but then put it back quietly or paid it back without admitting to whaqt you did, is it still acceptable?
another sort of related question, is it a sin to not do the penance prescribed by your confessor?
also, in regards to confession, shouldn’t restitution be prescribed more often? i feel like i’m being let off easy sometimes. then again, i guess God is letting us off easy with a lot of things.