What’s the reasoning behind a scrupulous person obeying a Confessor and not consulting other opinions? Some I can think of at the moment are:
- A Confessor would be a Priest, educated deeply in theology and has a thorough understanding on the doctrines of the Church. It is highly unlikely they’ll lead you into error. The Saints have stressed the importance of obedience to Confessor and that we’re to obey them in all things EXCEPT if they tell us to sin (eg “go and murder your Friend”)
- Not everyone shares the same view. The Church has a firm stance on certain topics such as practicing witchcraft is evil and forbidden. However, they don’t have a definite view on reading Harry Potter books; some Catholics believe it is OK to read it, while others do not. This could lead to confusion for the scrupulous person.