sin and Novus Ordo?
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So its Christmas and basically I'm having a crisis of faith of some sort. I should first say I'm a traditional Catholic, I attend an FSSP parish. Also I have scruples which complicates things when I have to figure out difficult questions. I pretty much almost always attend the TLM. Sometimes though when I visit family I'm unable to, and then I've went to the Novus Ordo to fulfill my obligation. I never had a priest tell me otherwise. I have always seen that as bring obedient. In the Novus Ordo, sometimes I see things that make me upset so I tried to treat the Mass very reverently to counter that and give reparation. For the record I'm with the FSSP in seeing the NO as valid. It doesn't mean there's nothing needing improvement of course. Recently I found out that some trad Catholics believe in staying at home in this situation. Upon doing some research I came across some information - they might believe this because 1) they see the NO as having doubtful validity, and 2) they see the actions of people there as containing sacrilige, and so believe its a sin to be there. Furthermore I read they believe its a sin to act reverently because that gives the impression that its pleasing to God. My first response to 1) was - validity depends on priests intentions and the priests I know don't seem to have questionable intentions, so its not doubtful. However missing Mass is more of a risk and the Sunday obligation is pretty clear. But the second point really confused me. If some irreverence occurs but I don't will it, the people with this view would say I'm still sinning by being there? But what am I supposed to do, miss Mass on Sunday? Furthermore they would say all my acts of reparation have been sinful? But the intrinsic merit of the Mass is still infinite, regardless of what the extrinsic merit is. Jesus is still on the Altar. He is certainly pleasing to the Father and He is Who I'm honouring. I just feel so confused now and all the light and consolation I had in my soul is gone. I can't figure it out and I'm scared of sinning which ever way I think
I don't want to be disobedient to the Church either. I do think the NO is valid, and in itself it is a Mass with intrinsic infinite merit. The Church approved it so its not invalid. Maybe its not good to choose it over a TLM as its more reverent. But going to NO is not my first choice.

Any help? :(
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sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 02:35 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by DeoDuce - 12-25-2015, 03:47 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Share Love - 12-25-2015, 03:50 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Bourbon Apocalypse - 12-25-2015, 03:50 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Leonhard - 12-25-2015, 04:08 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Poche - 12-25-2015, 04:58 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by CaptCrunch73 - 12-25-2015, 06:23 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by formerbuddhist - 12-25-2015, 09:28 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Renatus Frater - 12-25-2015, 10:22 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by GangGreen - 12-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 10:28 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by GangGreen - 12-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 10:47 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by formerbuddhist - 12-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Renatus Frater - 12-25-2015, 01:03 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 01:13 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 01:26 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by ermy_law - 12-25-2015, 01:44 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by MagisterMusicae - 12-25-2015, 05:28 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Renatus Frater - 12-25-2015, 05:35 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by MagisterMusicae - 12-27-2015, 12:05 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by MagisterMusicae - 12-27-2015, 12:32 AM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by little_flower10 - 12-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by MagisterMusicae - 12-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Re: sin and Novus Ordo? - by Qoheleth - 12-28-2015, 02:00 PM
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