From a reader…
If in Confession I forget a mortal sin (I do examine my conscience but my memory is bad), but then remember AFTER having told the priest that I have finished confessing, and he is talking, should I interrupt him with my sin or be quiet? If I should interrupt, does that go also for remembering during the act of contrition, or during absolution?
Basically, how late can/should I interrupt?
I always end up leaving the confessional worrying that my Confession isn’t valid and it’s quite distressing…
I’d be very grateful if you could keep this anonymous! Thank you for your help.
I always try to anonymize!
If you remember some mortal sin, and if Father hasn’t given you absolution, then I think it is okay to interrupt and say that you remembered something.
If the sin you remember is merely venial, you don’t have to.
If, after receiving absolution, you can be assured that all your sins were forgiven.
I recommend not suddenly shouting, “WAIT! THERE’S MORE!”