Was I absolved if the priest knew what I meant without my actually confessing the mortal sin?

I was recently in confession and after confessing the mortal sin of masturbation, the priest asked if i’ve put a program on my computer to block pornography; he gave me good advice on what to do to block inappropriate material and so i withheld from confessing that i viewed pornography (not b/c i was intimidated to do so) but because he himself implied that i’ve must have watched porn when masturbating (which i did).

He gave me absolution. I don’t want to be scrupulous, but is the sacrament still valid since technically i didn’t confess the mortal sin, but he implied it?



It was a valid Confession. He assumed that you had been affected by porn and he was right.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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