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Friday, 28 June 2013

The Desolation of the Sanctuary: when will the Archdiocese enforce Church Policy?

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

1 comment:

Freyr said...

Unfortunately we do not have a legion of Canon Law Enforcement Constables to make sure all of these norms are adhered to. We must rely upon ordinary Catholics to preserve the sanctity of their sacred spaces. This begs the question of why there is not a hue and cry amongst parishioners when these events take place. The answer is fairly simple. Anyone who would speak out against these things in a real parish will very quickly find themselves at the centre of an extremely nasty conflict. Moreover they will be standing alone. There are those who thrive on such situations, who enjoy controversy and being at the centre of a fight. Then there are those like myself for whom such things are a trial.