I’m a protestant, and have a question. It is indeed a question asked out of curiosity, and practicality as well. I offer Christian Counseling for individuals and couples, and my Masters degree is in Counseling psych, so I know about people sharing intimate details with relative “strangers” for good to come of it. Some people in my field will only see clients of the same sex, or see couples, or children. In my practice right now, that is how it is; I’m a female, and I only see females, children, or couples.
How does the idea of modesty interact with women confessing their deepest sin to single males (priests)? We Christian women are taught modesty and how to act modestly. Is there a kind of disconnect between teaching a woman to be modest around men and then to go to confession with someone of the opposite sex who is not their husband?
How does the RC handle this? What is told to a female going to confession as to what to share or withhold because of modesty?