Is it inherently scandalous to attend a Novus Ordo Mass?
(05-15-2017, 04:47 PM)kbipp Wrote: I've recently come to the conclusion that the Novus Ordo is not a "form" of the Roman Rite but is actually a separate, distinct rite from the Traditional Latin Mass. Furthermore, it seems that what is prayed in the Novus Ordo is different than the TLM, such that Christ's sacrifice on the cross is obscured, the priest's unique role in the Mass, etc. It seems to be only barely Catholic.

If all this is true, it then seems to me that for a priest in the Latin Rite to offer the Novus Ordo Mass is unlawful (illicit, but valid) and he would be performing a schismatic act (objectively, at least), since the Novus Ordo rite is schismatic. I know that one who worships with heretics or schismatics sins by committing scandal; does that apply here? What if (like me) a person knows these things about the Novus Ordo and attends anyway for the possibility of establishing a TLM at the parish?

No way. People in the SSPX and Sedies tend to argue something like this. My simple reply to ultra-rad-trads whenever the topic of supply or jurisdiction comes up is that it is against the nature of God to abandon so many millions of people in such a way who have no other access to the Eurcharist but through the NO. God will not punish his people in such a way for the actions of a handful of apostates in the clergy. God is just and loving. Have faith in God's goodness. Pray for the conversion of the Modernists and Liberals at the Novus Ordo mass. Remember Christ's promise in Luke 11:11, And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a stone? or a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

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Re: Is it inherently scandalous to attend a Novus Ordo Mass? - by Pacman - 05-16-2017, 03:42 AM

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