EP12 S2 Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifices

In the early 1970's a layman wrote bishops throughout the world asking them to do something about the Novus Ordo. A response from a bishop in Africa was quite surprising. He answered that we should accept the Novus Ordo, because obedience is better than sacrifices, quoting the I Samuel 15:22 verse from the Old Testament. The implication is that the Novus Ordo is invalid, but we should accept it anyway.