I had recently started attending a new parish.
While at the new parish I went to meet with the priest whose been a priest well over 30 years. I have a compulsion/addiction that is a problem and also have two diagnosed mental illnesses that complicate the matter even more. I wanted his advice because I wanted to make confession there. He said to stick with once a month Confession. Then he proceeded to tell me some things that are not in agreement with the teachings of the Church and Church teachings he doesn't agree with. When I pointed out that it was a mortal sin in the catechism I was asked, "Do you really think God will send you to hell for that? Really?"
I'm not here to trash him, I just want to know...since I didn't know that some of this was against Church teachings and I was following his advice, am I in trouble?
If I know it's wrong or against Church teaching and I follow his directive then I'm sinning correct?
I went back to the old parish and I really got along well with the parochial vicar. He doesn't seem to have the issues with my mental illness. I go to monthly confession and he holds a stronger stance and affirms all the teachings of the Church. I like him and he challenges me to grow. We also got a new priest that is very kind and follows the Church teachings to the letter.
I just wanted to know what to do in this situation. I can't overlook things I know that the Church says are sins. I mess up bad sometimes, but I can't pretend it's not a sin.