sin and Novus Ordo?
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I'd have to agree with Poche on this one. If there is only a new rite Mass around than in order to fulfill your Sunday obligation you ought to attend it unless it's something really horrible and abusive. The Pauline Liturgy is the official Roman Rite, and  altar girls, Marty Haugen tunes and hordes of EMHC's are all offensive to Trads yet perfectly allowable and do not invalidate the Mass. 

I've struggled with this stuff over the years even enough to be a home aloner by choice for long periods of time, but it got to the point where I realized that if I actually believe that the modern hierarchy and the modern pope have real authority than I cannot for any reason reject outright what they consider to be the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Barring acceptance of the sedvacantist thesis or one of its offshoots being a home aloner when there are actually options is probably mortally sinful.

If you actually have options for chapels that are associated with the diocese and whose priests are in full and lawful communion with the hierarchy than it would seem to me that the only reasonable and obedient Catholic choice would be to attend there. Personally I know a handful of priests in the new rite that are really good and seemingly holy men who do the best they can. Some of these men are excellent confessors as well. 

All in all this stuff is a huge cross to bear. Oftentimes the liturgy is so banal in the new rite, but I can tell you at least for me that even just going and standing in the back and praying I feel that there is grace there. I've never really liked the new rite but there is grace there.

Of course if your only options are really horrible chapels where the priest ad libs the Mass, allows laymen to stand at the altar during the consecration or who gives really awful blatantly heretical sermons than by all means stay home. My experience with the new rite is that it's usually just bland, there's nothing blatantly heretical there, it's just dull.
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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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