I have, to the best of my ability, sincerely and honestly confessed the sins of my life. I try to go to Confession monthly at this point, and really don’t think of myself as either overly-scrupulous or too casual about my failings.
Over the past few months, however, I have been “connecting the dots” of the damage done to myself and to others for earlier sins in my life. I know God has forgiven me of these sins, they have been long since corrected where possible, or accepted where it is not possible.
Would it be inappropriate to “re-confess”? If so, should I tell the priest I have already received absolution for these sins? Or is the real sin not having had sufficient guilt and gratitude decades ago, not realize the true gravity of these sins (unless that is a mortal sin, I guess it, too, has been forgiven during my regular Confessions).
Despite a desire to handle this in the Confessional, my instinct is that I should not. That I should pray about the issue, express my ongoing regret to God for having failed Him, and my gratitude at a renewed understanding of the impact of sin in my life.