I am listening to last Thursday’s edition of Catholic Answers Live with Jimmy Akin in which it was mentioned that someone (in particular, a priest) is automatically excommunicated for recording a sacramental confession on a device.
Some time ago, a priest heard my general confession and, since it was clearly going to be rather lengthy, the priest asked if he could make notes (I think he wrote down sins, so he could give me advice later in the confession), and I gave him permission.
Assuming that the priest disposed of the list and did not divulge any sins to anyone, was he excommunicated? Was I excommunicated for giving him permission?
Please bear in mind, the confession was done in increments (it was quite a scrupulous, lengthy confession) and I think (though I don’t remember for certain), that he retained the same list between sessions.