=Pio89;7805554]The general confession I made before entering the Church (thanks be to God!) was unfortunately a little unsettling.
Sad to say, I made a bit of a fool out of myself. I made up a huge list, went into way too much detail, cataloged venial sins, and took up too much of the poor priest’s time. At some point, (I wasn’t even mid-way through the list), he started to ask questions and give advice. I wasn’t able to finish confessing some serious sins. In fact, he didn’t want to hear any more from me.
I think I knew I was going into too much detail & was wasting time confessing small stuff. I should have known better.
He gave me absolution, but was this still valid, given the circumstances? Am I safe in receiving the Eucharist?
Thank you and God bless!
Hi Been there and done that!
As to the validity…yes and no. IF the priest when asking for your act of Contritution said something to the specific effect of “your sorry for these and all of your sins” and you ARE!
Then because he cut you off… your safe. BUT… If not; then while lict it would not be valid.
Next time AND EVERY TIME BEGAN WITH YOUR MORE SERIOUS SISN first; THEN IF TIME PERMITS; CONFESS YOUR VENIAL SINS WICH ARE FORGIVEN as a part of every Mass.
In your next confession it would be prudent to go to a different priest [if possible :o] so as not to embarass either you or the priest and explian what happened QUICKLY and then confess AGAIN … ALL of your Serious Sins including those you MISSED but intended to Confess the last time.
Don’t Give up: GREAT ATTITUDE AND Desire
God Bless you,