I have read that violation of a confidence without good reason is a mortal sin. What does this mean?
I have a question because I was chatting on the internet with a guy, he was asking me for advice (I was in an advice chatroom). We ended up talking for a while and he told me personal things about himself. Some of the things he said were a bit too personal.
I’m engaged and my fiance and I tell each other everything. I want to be able to give my fiance the entire conversation I had with the guy from advice chat. So far I have told my fiance the general things we have discussed, and I told him one specific thing that I thought was important for him to know and say if he was okay with it.
Did I violate the other guy’s confidence? As I was doing it, I was thinking that I might, and I was afraid that I might possibly sin mortally. I prayed and it definitely didn’t feel right to tell details, but I thought telling my fiance the general idea and the one important thing I thought he needed to know.
I feel really bad now and am afraid.
Did I sin?