Q. What faults
are to be avoided in making our confession?
A. In making our
confession, we are to avoid: (1) Telling useless details, the sins of others, or
the name of any person; (2) Confessing sins that we are not sure of having
committed; exaggerating our sins or their number; multiplying the number of
times a day by the number of days to get the exact number of habitual sins; (3)
Giving a vague answer, such as "sometimes", when asked how often, waiting after
each sin to be asked for the next; (4) Hesitating over sins through pretended
modesty and thus delaying the priests and others; telling the exact words in
each when we have committed several sins of the same kind, cursing, for example;
and, lastly, leaving the confessional before the priest gives us a sign to go.
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