Level of detail required for confession


#1

Hi,

I understand the level of detail required for confession is to name all mortal sins including frequency and anything that would increase the gravity.

If you’ve had a bad thought (say, a judgmental thought) about a priest who is your confessor do you have to mention that the thought was about him, or just say it was about a priest.

I understand that if the priest asks for more details you must provide them.

Thanks


#2

You can just say it was about a priest. For confession, it is better to be brief and stick to the facts, if the priest needs more detail he will ask but naming names shouldn’t come up.


#3

Thanks for clarifying this. That’s what I thought.


closed #4

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