As a NEW Catholic, I have a question I am hoping someone will be able to answer here, as I’m too embarrassed to ask anyone at my RCIA class. When a person goes to confession, is it all kept confidential ? Things like infidelities ? I’ve been married now for almost 30 years but, I have to admit the first few were NOT too easy as we were quite young and, several things happened that I am VERY ashamed of. I have managed to keep these to myself all of these years but now, as a new Catholic, I’ve been told I have to confess ALL of my sins before receiving my First Holy Communion. I feel as though after I do this, our Priest will know my dirty little secrets and, will be lQQking at me with disgust and, my partner with pity. What should I do ? I have grieved over these past infidelities and I truly believe God and Jesus both know how very sorry I am. Please help, as I’ve been told I will need to take care of this soon.
Thank You !