Level of detail required for confession



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.



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.


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

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