- How carefully are we obliged to prepare our Confessions? To give a practical example of what I mean, is it permissible to postpone one’s examination of conscience until entering the church, knowing that one may well forget some mortal sins? Or must one refrain from confessing until one has prepared very carefully, making absolutely sure to recall practically everything?
The second (related) question is simpler.
- I know there is a practice among people of mentioning forgotten sins at one’s next Confession. Is this obligatory?