Tonight I went to confessing with a big list of sins. I had no intention of lying what so ever however when confessing one sin I did. Basically I was telling the priest how on Good Friday a number of years ago I was at a friends birthday party. There was drinking/adult entertainment at the party and I felt bad for being there. At the start of the party before everything kicked off I called my Dad to ask him for his opinion, I didn’t tell him about the adult entertainment (I’m not even sure if I knew at that stage) and he basically said that it’s fine to be hanging out with my friends just so long as I remember what Good Friday is about.
So I explained to the priest how I was at the party and what it involved, I then told him how I asked my Dad for advice as to whether of not it would be OK for me to stay. After saying that I thought that it would sound to the priest as if my Dad was saying it’s OK to drink and watch adult entertainment on Good Friday, so I corrected myself by stating to the priest that I didn’t tell my Dad all the details about drinking and the entertainment and that he merely said it’s fine to spend time with my friends. At that point I realized that this wasn’t entirely true as I believe I did tell my Dad I was going to have some drinks or asked if it was OK to have some drinks. However I didn’t correct myself and just continued on with my confession. Afterwards I felt good about my confession and didn’t begin to dwell on this until I got home.
So my question is was not correcting myself wrong and is my confession invalid? I didn’t conceal or lie about any of my sins, just the part about my Dad.
Sorry for being so long winded.
Thanks and God Bless!