I think that I posted this in the wrong place earlier so I am going to try again here. I try very, very hard to never use the word g**damn as I consider it a vile and irreverent word. However, the other night in a moment of physical pain I did use that word. I have never had it adequately explained to me as to whether or not this is taking the Lord’s Name in vain or not. More specifically, is it a mortal sin that needs to be confessed before I receive Comunnion again?
I know that YHWH’s Name is not “God” per se, and I was not referencing the Almighty when I said it. I am not trying to excuse my poor language, just wanting to know if this is a mortal sin that needs to be confessed. Thanks for any help!