I am a bit confused about what the church says about taking a priest’s advice. If a priest, say during confession, tells you to do something or not to do something, is that always considered infallible?
I am asking because as a scrupulous person I am sometimes (like right now) afraid of going to confession or asking a priest for advice because what if he says something that causes even more fear? That is to say, what if I ask a priest for reassurance and instead he tells me my scruples are right? I know it’s important to go to somebody who knows about my problem, but I am still a bit afraid. It is kind of a horror vision that a priest would tell me to give up a big dream or something (I call my scruples dream attackers because they usually go after what is really dear to me)… Would I have to do it then, because he said so?