This Friday's feature is an excerpt of my interview with Fr. Michael Oswalt in 2011. I had interviewed Fr. Oswalt in 2009, right after he had left his post as a novus ordo priest of the diocese of Rockford, Illinois. Convinced that the new rite of episcopal consecration was invalid, and therefore that his priesthood was invalid (as it was conferred on him by a bishop consecrated in the new rite), he had stopped celebrating Mass. In that first interview he told me of his plans to go to Mt. St. Michael and study to get ready to be ordained in the Traditional Rite. This interview takes place on the day of that ordination as a priest of Jesus Christ, forever, at Mount St. Michael in 2011.
To date, Fr. Oswalt is the only priest I know of in the post-Vatican II epoch who has sought absolute, not conditional, ordination in the Traditional Rite after having been ordained in the novus ordo rite.