I was recently shocked when went to a local parish for evening Mass and found that the Mass was relegated to the basement because some kind of College Gospel Choir contest was taking place in the Church proper.
I was shocked because the Most Blessed Sacrament had not been removed, and the Tabernacle was not left open. Also the Sanctuary Lamp was still lit.
Have the Rubrics been changed on this. I was taught as a boy (when Catholic Schools were truly Catholic) that, if the church is used for a secular purpose, the Most Blessed Sacrament must be retired to another place, the Tabernacle must be open, and the Sanctuary Lamp extinguished. Has the modern church changed even that?
Needles to say, there was quite a bit of random chatter going on in the Divine Presence!