Long time lurker, first time poster.
Here’s my issue:
I went to confession again today and described some internet-related issues with sin I’ve been having. The priest asks me to start using my parental block shield on my computer to protect me from such abuses as penance for my sins.
So I run it again, in order to fulfill my penance. And it’s not working well with my computer, even after setting up settings(blocking sites it’s not supposed to, including Catholic forums). And in all honesty, the incident I described to my priest was a one-time only thing.
How do I deal with a penance that simply doesn’t work (I’m pretty sure my priest isn’t quite a technophile)? Will I be sinning if I don’t complete this digital penance? Is this kind of penance binding long-term (he just told me to use it)?