I submitted this question to “Ask an Apologist” but thought I’d pick your brains here as well!
I sing with a gospel choir with members from Catholic and various protestant denominations. Our choir director is a non-denom evangelical protestant who used to be choir director at a local Catholic parish (she was prot then too - she’s never been Catholic). As a group, we do not hold “services” of any kind, though we do pray together at the start and end of our weeknight rehearsals. In our closing prayer, we discuss our trials and our joys, and those who so desire state their prayer requests so that we can pray for one another (we are a close knit group…).
As a group we don’t really get into theology, but we are sometimes asked to sing at protestant services where the preaching, often in subtle ways, contradicts Catholic teaching. In particular, the whole “getting saved” (once and for all, one time, “ask Jesus into your heart” brand of salvation) is the most blatant contradiction of Catholic teaching. OTOH, plenty of local Catholic parishes have homilies that are just as heterodox or perhaps even more so than the protestant services I’ve been to. We also sing at secular venues and Catholic parishes.
Do you think participation in such a group is appropriate for a Catholic, assuming I fulfill my obligation to attend Sunday mass? (That is, I don’t “substitute” a protestant service for my Sunday mass obligation.)
Thanks in advance.