I am a member of a Catholic parish in new Brunswick, Canada. Recently our parish council / pastor were approached by leaders of an Anglican church down the street. They apparently don’t have the financial resources to heat their church for the winter and asked if they could use our church for their Sunday service temporarily. Our council / pastor seemed to be very receptive to the idea, but now there are a number of families in the parish who are strongly opposed to the idea. There have been a lot of arguments put forward on both sides, but it seems to me this isn’t an issue for the parishioners (or for that matter, the council or pastor) to decide. I assume that this is a matter of cannon law or some church teaching and we need only find the answer. Or if not, I would think it is a question that should be asked of the Bishop.
Is there any church teaching or cannon law that speaks to this issue? I think it is a given that the blessed sacrament would have to be removed during their service. Any insight would be appreciated!