I would like to know what is the Catholic Church’s official position on music concerts being held (“inside”) the Church.
Surely; nothing should need to be mentioned about a Rock or Christian Ecumenical Rock concert being held inside a Catholic Church, especially around the Holy Presence inside the Tabernacle or up on the Sanctuary around an Sacred Alter?
Over the years, particularly in the name of ecumunism, I have seen this type of occurrence frequent itself in a number of Catholic Churches around the world.
Do the clergy who host such events (“perhaps to raise money”) ever worry about the sacrilege of blessed objects in the Sanctuary where many concerts take place.
I have personally witnessed this in my own parish with coffee cups sitting on top of Alter and Tabernacle with absolutely no reverence or respect shown.
The following video below “DOES NOT” however show such disrespect even though the honorable music is secular classical music.
If you notice in the background you’ll see the Alter which looks to be stripped of an Alter cloth.
Sarah Brightman & Alessandro Safina Vienna Austria
Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) , Vienna, Austria
The Stephansdom in Vienna has survived through many wars and has become a symbol of Vienna’s freedom.
The Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral was first built in 1147 AD and its most recognizable characteristic, the diamond-patterned tile roof, was added in 1952.