[quote=JustSomeGuy]are you out of your mind? why don’t we just paint her room to look like hell and tell her to get used to it, cuz that’s where she spending eternity. she’s just 8. no harm. what’s the matter with you?
believe me pansy, you’ll be lucky if she ever speaks to you again if you do that. she’ll feel like she acting out a scene from “Carrie”.
even if there were some sin that was not forgiven, when she is absolved in her next confession, all the sins of her life will be removed. the child didn’t intend to withhold anything. nothing will be retained.
it is silly to think 1) that by the time she faces judgement, Jesus is going to send her packing for a botched confession when she was eight and 2) that any of us have confessed out loud every single mortal sin we have committed. if we were that aware of our sins, we wouldn’t need confession.
if the only two options are traumatizing your kid or dropping it, then for the love of God, drop it.
and RSiscoe, if i were that second priest, i would have reprimanded you and sent you home without any penance just to freak you out.
Very interesting response. So, if your were a priest and a person came to you who had just received an invalid form of absolution, from your fellow priest (who took it upon himself to tamper with the sacraments), you would send that person home, “just to freak them out”. Interesting. You do realize that a person who receives an invalid absolution is not absolved of their sins. If they have perfect contrition the sin is forgiven, that is true, but if not (and perfect contrition is rare) their sins are not forigiven.
And what would be so “traumatizing” about telling her child that the priest may have not been able to hear her confession and so maybe she should confess them again. What would be so traumatizing about that?
Interesting that you did not seem surprised that a priest committed the mortal sin of giving me an invalid form of absolution; but instead were shocked that I went to another priest and reconfessed. That is a very twisted way to think.