Insights from a former Novus Ordo priest

An Inside Look at the New Church of Vatican II
by Fr. Michael Oswalt

As a former Novus Ordo priest, now a Catholic priest, Fr. Michael Oswalt is in a unique position that allows him to tell truly the inside story of the conciliar sect. This he did on Oct. 12, 2017, at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen’s annual Fatima Conference in Spokane, Washington.

With the kind permission of Fr. Oswalt, we are making this audio available to you. The talk is entitled, “An Inside Look at the New Church of Vatican II”. You can listen free of charge by using the player below:

More information about the conference at which Fr. Oswalt spoke and recordings of the other talks given, can be obtained here:

Long-time readers of Novus Ordo Watch will be familiar with Fr. Oswalt. In 2015, he appeared as a guest on the podcast radio program Escape from the Novus Ordo, produced by True Restoration, which we gladly sponsored and featured on this blog. Here is a listing of all episodes, which are still available in full and entirely free of charge:

Before his conversion, Fr. Oswalt was a “Catholic priest” for the Modernist diocese of Rockford, Illinois. At some point he began to realize that the religion in which he was operating was not — as he had previously thought — the Roman Catholic religion established by our Lord Jesus Christ, but a Modernist counterfeit whose beliefs and practices undermine and even outright contradict the traditional Roman Catholic teachings of all Popes until the death of Pius XII in 1958.

After coming to terms with the fact that his “bishop” was not in fact the legitimate Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese and he himself was not a validly ordained priest, Mr. Oswalt exited the Vatican II Church and became a real Catholic. In March of 2009, he wrote a letter to the Novus Ordo clergy in his diocese, explaining why he was abandoning what he appropriately called the “impostor church”. The letter has been made available on the internet in English and Spanish:

Later in the same year, Mr. Oswalt went on to study for the true priesthood, and he was finally ordained a genuine Catholic priest in 2011 by Bp. Mark Pivarunas. At the current time, Fr. Oswalt is stationed at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

Between 2009 and 2011, Stephen Heiner of True Restoration went to interview Mr. (later Fr.) Oswalt and speak to him about his conversion from the Novus Ordo. These interviews can be watched at the following link:

It is a tremendous gift of grace for a Novus Ordo priest to realize that he is not in fact in the true Catholic Church and that his ordination is null and void, or, depending on the particulars of the ordination, at least doubtful. Fr. Oswalt responded generously to an outpouring of grace from Almighty God and thus multiplied the talents he had been given, to the joy of his Divine Lord (cf. Mt 25:14-30). We pray that Fr. Oswalt’s conversion story will inspire many Novus Ordo clergy unwittingly stuck in the pseudo-catholic religion of Vatican II to do likewise, so that they too will abandon the Novus Ordo Sect and convert to the true Roman Catholic religion as the world knew it from 33 AD until 1958.

“Lord, that I may see” (Lk 18:41). May this be the prayer of all people of good will who seek to be true Catholics but have fallen victim to the Modernist usurpers.

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6 Responses to “An Inside Look at the New Church of Vatican II by Fr. Michael Oswalt”

  1. 2c3n1 .

    Father Oswalt is a solid and holy priest, one of the finest I’ve ever known. I’m one of the luckiest Catholics ever to have him as our priest!

    • Siobhan

      That’s wonderful 2c3n1 ! When I’m particularly lonely & experiencing the isolation common to us sedevacantists, I listen to these audio offerings by Father, bc one can hear the interaction of the warm and vibrant parishioners as Father lectures & it eases the loneliness. Lots of Q & A too. I hope others here will enjoy them also.

  2. Herman_U_Tick

    Fr Oswalt was given a tremendous grace to escape from his previous situation but in a lesser but still significant degree the same is true of all of us Traditional Catholics.
    Thanks be to God and may I justify the graces bestowed on me.

  3. Ultramontane

    Our Lady of La Salette said that Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. She said something else very interesting, as well: “The Church will be in eclipse.” The conciliar church has eclipsed the Catholic Church. That is a perfect description of the current state of affairs, is it not? Even non-sedevacantist traditionalists (notably the SSPX) understand the Novus Ordo church to be an entity distinct from the Roman Catholic Church. It is likely that the real Third Secret of Fatima was more explicit with respect to the papacy. Cardinal Ciappi said that the secret predicted that the apostasy would start at the top. This could very well be a vindication of the sedevacantist position. Moreover, it would seem that Paul VI himself admitted to being an apostate when he said, “The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church, even to its summit.” This was an astonishing statement, one pregnant with meaning. How could the Vicar of Christ be an apostate?

  4. Dobbie

    I have been struggling mightily with this very topic…I attend a Latin mass service under the NO archdiocese. Fr. Oswalt brings up many excellent points that I have not considered and now must as my very life depends on facing the truth of the matter. Thank you so much for providing this talk for all to listen to and for some of us to hear. God bless you and merry Christmas.

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