I think people on here know that I think the new rites are valid, but are a sacrilege.
Do you not realize that by attending the NO that you are participating in that sacrilege and that it is sinful to participate in sacrilege?
If the mass of the early church was valid, the new mass is valid. I dont care about pope's authority, it is not necessary to introduce a rite which is more like the early church forgotten rites.
No papal authority necessary? Just anything a freemason, 6 heretical "ministers," and a jew come up with is ok?
So I think that by going to a retreat I get to meet Catholics and discuss things of relevance to my faith and my future. I go there to get information and answers and I dont think it is a bad thing at all, in fact I think it is noteworthy.
What "information and answers" do you hope to get?
Some people spend too much time stuck in their own little groups and cut off from the rest of the world to know the merits of such a thing.
Yes--I cut myself off from attending heretical, schismatic, sacrilegious, pagan, hindu, moslem, jewish, confucian, buddhist, baptist, methodist, lutheran, congregationalist, mormon, pentecostal, "church of Christ," "Christain church," "Jehovah's witness," voodoo, Native American, hippie new ageism, etc. "religious" get-togethers, services, etc. Even if conciliardom is still "Catholic," it contains a poisonous/hazardous amount of some of those others that I mentioned.
Play with fire and you'll get burned. Going to a conciliarist retreat is playing with fire and voluntarily walking into temptation? Remember ever asking God in prayer to "lead us not into temptation?"
It is easy to criticize isint it, sitting there at your computer, posting an opinion just to fit in with the other anti-novus ordo on here, but the world is bigger than the computer, and perhaps there is a reality that some of you are unwilling to recognize.
I don't do things to "fit-in"--I'm an equal opportunity offender and probably "fit-in" less than practically anyone on CI.
Let me tell you about the reality that you are unwilling to recognize. You are not going to change conciliardom. How much greater of a man and of a Catholic do you think you are compared to Archbishop Lefebvre to think you can do so? I think you have a teenager's dose of arrogance and naivete in you.