How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending?
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(05-02-2009, 12:07 PM)Rosarium Wrote:
(05-02-2009, 11:56 AM)JPM Wrote: If one has any doubt as to the validity of the Sacrament, he is forbidden by the Church to take part.  You are never allowed to take part in a doubtful Sacrament. It is a mortal sin.

Where is this defined?

There thousands of reasons to doubt the validity of any sacrament. In fact, without faith, we can easily doubt apostolic succession. Do I really know for sure any priest is ordained by a real priest, and was that priest ordained by a real priest, etc.

So, without faith, it is all doubt.

I think he's reiterating the axiom: "Lex dubia non obligat (a doubtful law does not bind)"; and thereby stating that a sacrament being a law of God is not bound (acknowledged, recognized) in heaven when there is reasonable doubt as to the validity of the sacrament. Anytime we petition God for something, especially in public prayer, we always state what it is we desire. Knowing forthwith that the Mass itself doesn't even lay claim its Spotless Sacrificial nature, this aside from all other likelihood of ad lib and other novelties (for "all" rather than for "many", etc.) how is there not doubt?
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Re: How bad would a Novus Ordo Mass have to be to justify not attending? - by INPEFESS - 05-02-2009, 03:25 PM



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