1.—We were told by our parish priest some years ago when communal penance was accepted, that it wasn’t necessary to elaborate on how many times the sins were committed, only that one had contrition for his sins. Also, he said that a general description was all that was necessary, say for instance, a sin such as impurity could cover many types of sin in that category. Answer

2.—How does one confess to very embarrassing personal sins of a sexual nature without telling the priest what he or she has done. Won’t Jesus forgive those kinds of sins anyway if one confesses to him personally?  Answer

3.—How often should a senior go to confession? I pray an act of contrition every single night before sleeping, just in case I might not make it to the morning. Answer