I had hoped that it would not be necessary to write - once again - about the inappropriate use of a Catholic church for a secular concert. Over the past few days, I have been informed that - once again - Holy Rosary parish in Toronto has staged an "Irish Afternoon Tea" which included a "concert" in the church.
Though it is highly laudable to raise funds for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, surely there is another way to accomplish this without profaning the Sanctuary? In this case, simply use the parish hall. You will notice on the video link (from a concert in a previous year), the Tabernacle Door and Veil closed, implying that the Blessed Sacrament was left in the church during this concert. This years concert, my very reliable source informed me, was replete with secular songs.
As Freyr commented a year ago: 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.
Yes, it would seem that such a situation exists at Holy Rosary.
The Archdiocesan policy - which is still in force, though obviously being violated with abandon - may be read here at Vox Cantoris.