I understand that in order for a sin to be a mortal sin, you have to have knowledge that it is one.
I have a 10 year old autistic child who’s thoughts on right and wrong are not necessarily the same as yours and mine. He doesn’t understand or see the world as we do. So from this understanding, even venial sins for us may not even be sins for him?
In trying to comprehend this, how does confession fit in?
He did go to first confession last year, we met with the Priest first, so that he knew our son, and would be able to help him out. In our church you can choose to sit behind a curtain or next to the priest. He sat right next to the priest. I do not know what he said, Father said “he did fine”
How often should he go to confession, when trying to explain confession to him, I’m not so sure he fully understands 1) what are sins 2) why he’s telling the Father his sins.
I would like him to experience the church as full as he possibly can, in hopes that some things get through. But I don’t know what to expect from him, or what the church expects from him?