This wonderful and illuminating book must rank as one of the most important publications in Catholic theology during the past fifty years. The main concern of the Church ought to be the salvation of souls and from my reading this is very much shared by the author who explains what has happened to the Mass and The Roman Catholic Church he so obviously loves. An essential and informative read for any devout Catholic.
“May I assist at a sacrilegious Mass, which is nevertheless valid, in the absence of any other, in order to satisfy my Sunday obligation? These Masses cannot be the object of an obligation; we must moreover apply to them the rules of moral theology and canon law as regards the participation or the attendance at an action which endangers the faith or may be sacrilegious. The New Mass, even when said with piety and respect for the liturgical rules, is subject to the same reservations since it is impregnated with the spirit of Protestantism. It bears within it a poison harmful to the faith. That being the case the Catholic of today finds himself in the conditions of religious practice which prevail in missionary countries. There, the inhabitants in some regions are able to attend Mass only three or four times a year. The faithful of our country should make the effort to attend once each month at the Mass of All Time, the true source of grace and sanctification, in one of those places where it continues to be held in honour.”
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. (Excerpt from, Open Letter to Confused Catholics).