Can We Retain Our Faith in the Novus Ordo?
Within the Resistance, there have been comments to the effect that it is possible to retain one’s Faith in the Novus Ordo, and by extension, within the NSSPX and other Indult groups. The Archbishop is even quoted as supporting this concept in 1985.
While people within these groups may manifest signs of Faith, it is not objectively true to say that these groups are conducive to saving souls. Rather, God may give the Graces for these people to save their souls in spite of the Novus Ordo and the other groups.
In reality, we must consider the position of the Archbishop after the 1988 Consecrations, when he had exhausted all attempts to reconcile with the hierarchy in the Vatican who have lost Faith.
The book, Spiritual Journey, reviewed below, makes it clear that “It is, therefore, a strict duty for every priest [and layman] wanting to remain Catholic to separate himself from this Conciliar Church for as long as it does not rediscover the Tradition of the Church and of the Catholic Faith”.
The author also writes:
“This new religion is not the Catholic religion; it is sterile, incapable of sanctifying society and the family”.
Therefore, we cannot fall into accepting the convenience of attending Novus Ordo or Indult (and now NSSPX) Masses.