This has been weighing me down for a couple of days now:
Back when I was at college I cheated on some assessments (including the final thesis). I cannot remember how extreme the cheating was, but nevertheless it has caught up to me now.
I confessed this sin recently, and the priest said that part of restitution could be to help someone else through their studies. I asked him whether I would be required to give up on my post graduate studies and follow up training since they depended on my thesis marks (the thesis which I cheated on). I also asked if I should ask for my degree to be revoked. The priest’s response was no I don’t have to do neither.
The reason I am not happy with the priest’s advice is because I believe it does not address the damage that has been done. Besides, I find that I am still wrongly benefiting from my college qualifications by showing my academic transcript/marks as evidence that I have completed my studies which I partly cheated on. Doesn’t that still count as dishonesty?
What are your thoughts?