I was recently told by a tradionalist Catholic that the sacraments of the Novus Ordo have ceased to be valid since Vatican II, i.e. they have changed the form, matter or intention of the sacraments thus making them null and void. He specifically said that Reconciliation is no longer valid since the Church no longer truly recognizes sin as sin, at least how it has traditionally viewed sin, its effects and consequences, until Vatican II. Is this true or even possible? If so, how can you be sure that your sins are forgiven? They also said that since I now know this that I cannot keep going to “Novus Ordo” confession in good conscience. There are not any traditionalist churches in my area so I am in grave danger of losing my soul?
I must say that priests are very inconsistent in this area - what is sin -, at least in my experience in the confessional. There have been times when I’ve confessed sins that I knew were sins and the priest pooh-poohed it, saying it wasn’t a sin. There seems to be no consistency in this area - since I’ve asked a number of priests questions about it and I get a different answer everytime. How have the sacraments/views on sin changed since Vatican II? (I’ve known nothing else).