|EWTN Catholic Q&A|
Question from Anonymous on 04-27-2017:
I recently attended confession with a new priest. I hadn't been in over a year. I had a sin I was really worried about, and he didn't seem to take it too seriously. I know it wasn't a lighthearted matter because a priest I mentioned it to before took it very seriously. I felt like this new priest was being way too kind to me. We actually ended up talking about my venial sins than this one that I think was mortal. Before confession I was having panic attacks about it, and even after saying penance, I'm continuing to have panic. I'm not eating and I can't stop crying. I don't know if it's my conscience or the fact that I've been prescribed an anti-anxiety that I've yet to take. I also don't know why he didn't tell me to do anything beyond the three our fathers he gave me. I thought I was as explicit with the sin as I could be. I'll be attending a healing mass later today, but beyond going to confession again(and it's only been a day)I don't know what to do.
|Answer by Richard Geraghty on 04-27-2017:|
Dear Anon, Go with the fact that the priest gave you absolution. Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy with
scruples. Dr. Geraghty
Go with the fact that the priest gave you absolution. Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy with scruples.