Toronto Catholic Witness and Vox Cantoris have consistently, and will continue to do so, raise the red flag on the issue of profaning the Sanctuary with secular concerts violating Canon Law and the spirit of holiness. Recall, the Jewish devotion to the sanctity of the holy of holies. Our churches, even more so, as Our Blessed Lord is made present on their Altars, are even more holy than the Temple of Jerusalem. The great Pope Benedict XVI wrote a remarkable book, The Spirit of the Liturgy, which I would advise all to read and ponder.
The Archdiocese of Toronto has a policy that enforces Church teaching on the matter of concerts in churches. This policy was promulgated by the late Cardinal Ambrozic, was never abrogated by Cardinal Collins, and is the law of the Archdiocese. Sadly, the law is mocked, and not obeyed. It is one thing for the local priest to disobey the law, it is an even more egregious matter for the church authorities to neglect their duties in enforcing the law, allowing scandal, profanation and desecration to take place. It was the sad duty of this blog and Vox Cantoris to draw your attention to the cabaret act that was hoisted on the Mother church of this Archdiocese, St. Michael's Cathedral.
For a comprehensive review of the current situation
please see Vox Cantoris.