How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending?
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The building shouldn't be a consideration -- Masses have been said on battlefields.  An ugly building is not sacrilege.  You have to suck it up and go if it's just the building.  Likewise if the priest doesn't like the MP.  That makes him a chowderhead, not an heretic or apostate.

But, based on what you said the priest was doing, I wouldn't go, and I don't have a knee jerk reaction against the Novus Ordo.  What you describe sounds like an abomination completely unrelated to the Novus Ordo Missae.  It's a bad priest who is scandalizing the faithful and at the least engaging in disrespect towards the Real Presence.

If you have the time and stomach, you should probably write the Bishop as well.  Just don't sound like a nutjob when you're doing it.  EWTN can give you some suggestions on how and what to write if you decide to make the effort.  The bishop may not know and might fix it.  If he does know already or ignores your letter, it's on his head.  You did your part.
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Re: How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending? - by Historian - 05-01-2009, 04:57 AM



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