I went to confession before Mass today with this retired priest who was going to do Mass.
Well, I had a few Mortal sins to confess and I did confess and received absolution and penance.
However, during the confession, this priest told me if I say an act of contrition if I didn't have enough time for confession, I can receive communion to help strength my battle against sin.
I think "State of Contrition" is an unofficial state, I think. State of Grace and State of Mortal sin. I was in a State of Mortal sin (But contrite) and he said I could receive communion if I didn't make it confession. (But Like I said, I did receive absolution for my sin before Mass.)
Is this true, could I do that in a State of Contrition?
Do Note Please, that I am a devout and good Catholic with good standing with my prayer life and the Church. Thank you. (Sometimes we fail though.)