So I just went to Confession, but it was the strangest Confession of my life…
I went in and began with the introductory rites and then to confess my sins, and after I was done confessing, the priest told me my penance of two decades of the Rosary and to say the act of contrition. I wanted to ask him some advice, and in the middle of my sentence he began to absolve me. I was really confused, and after he absolved me, I said that I didn’t say the act of contrition yet and that I wanted advice for avoiding certain sins.
Even though there was a veil between us, I could still see that his face was becoming visibly annoyed. He said, “It’s two decades! That’s two sets of 10 Hail Mary’s. Now go!” I was so confused. He then sort of snapped and said “Well say it now.” I said the act of contrition and then was about to say something, but he said “You are not merely to say the words, but to express sorrow!” I was even more confused, and afraid I wasn’t actually absolved. He told me to go again, and I said “Thank you, Father.” and left the confessional, but instead of feeling the freedom I usually did, I felt terrible like I wasn’t absolved. I don’t know if I somehow offended the priest. Never before has a priest reacted that way when I wanted to ask for advice. I felt like crying very bad afterwards >__< I really don’t know what was going on, and I really want to know if you guys think that was a valid confession.