I need a bit of advice. I am in the process of reverting back to the Church after many years away. Right now, I am waiting to meet my local priest and discuss the convalidation of my marriage, to enable me to exit from my current state of mortal sin and be able to partake in the Eucharist once more.
That is not the problem, however. I have the matter of confession to tackle as well. It has been nearly thirty years since my last one, and in that time I’ve pretty much done everything to be frowned upon, bar murder!
It is going to be one heck of an embarrassing confession, but I understand you absolutely MUST confess all that you can recall, or it is sacriligious.
Can somebody tell me what are mortal sins? Is it sins in contravention of the Ten Commandments, or is it a wider scope? For example, I am in a state of mortal sin for marrying in a civil ceremony. Will it be sacriligious to be forgiven for mortal sins that I am unaware of, or have forgotten?
Hope some of that makes sense. Of course, looking my local priest in the eye again will be hardest of all… :o