How is one to strike the balance when confessing between what the priest needs to know and what might cause him unnecessary temptation?
Following this thought, if you confess a sin, but think the priest might suspect you of a sin matching that description, what should you do?
(Fairly poor) Example:
Penitent: I really wanted to inflict severe bodily harm on someone.
Priest: (thinking) Did Penitent want to murder/rape someone?
In cases like this, if the penitent realizes that the priest might think that, should he attempt to be more specific?
Would this be good enough in that case?
Penitent: I really wanted to inflict severe bodily harm on someone, but not murder or rape.