I just listened to your show on Coast to Coast, and I couldn't agree with you more! As a cradle Catholic, I've noticed some things about the Mass, and have begun to do some research into the Vatican that disturb me greatly. For the past few years, I've had this feeling that my religion both, has been, and is currently, being compromised by human direction instead of God's. And you summed up this "feeling" perfectly on the show tonight!!! And for that, I commend you.
The only question I have for you is..................what is your advice for continuing to practice our faith correctly? I'm most concerned with the Mass. Is our Mass still valid? I'm not old enough to remember Mass prior to Vatican II, but I've seen changes in it just in my lifetime that I don't agree with. If it isn't valid, what am I supposed to do?
Sincerely in Christ,
Thanks for the e-mail. The Third Commandment (Keep holy the Sabbath) is God’s law. Attending Mass on Sunday and Holy Days is the Church’s law, which is only obligatory if the Church provides you with a true Mass and a truly Catholic priest within a reasonable distance. There is no obligation to attend a false Mass; in fact, there is a positive obligation under pain of mortal sin to not attend the New Mass, since one cannot approach a doubtful or invalid sacrament.
If you are committed to not attend the New Mass and you hold all the dogmas, there might be a place for you to attend the true Mass depending on where you live (please let us know), but if not you just stay home on Sunday and sanctify the day by praying your rosary. Many of these questions are answered on the website, and I would strongly encourage you to get our DVD special since these issues are covered in great detail.