“A person sins by sacrilege when he mistreats sacred persons, places, or things.” ~Baltimore Catechism
“A sacrilege is the profanation of a place, of a person, or of a thing consecrated to God and set apart for his worship.” ~Catechism of Pope St. Pius X
BRISBANE, Australia, December 15, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The Catholic archdiocese of Brisbane, which is led by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, has defended the staging of a sexually charged, explicitly anti-Christian ballet and fashion show in a Catholic church.
Held in St. Patrick’s Church in Fortitude Valley in October 2016, the event included an erotically suggestive ballet performed in front of the high altar in the sanctuary, during which an almost nude man and woman, wearing flesh-toned undergarments, re-enacted the fall of Adam and Eve, according to images published on the Stumbling Block blog, and others posted by the event organizers themselves.
The aisle of St. Patrick’s, a consecrated church in which Mass is held weekly, became the “catwalk” for a fashion show in which models strutted up to the sanctuary to pose before the high altar and tabernacle.
St. Patrick’s, built in the 19th century, is administered by St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which is under Coleridge’s pastoral care.
In a statement issued on Coleridge’s behalf, archdiocesan spokesperson Aidan Turner asserted “proper precautions” were taken.
“The altar and the Blessed Sacrament were moved before the event and returned after it ended,” Taylor told LifeSiteNews in an email. “The Archdiocese has received one complaint about this matter, three months after the event…” Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-archdiocese-allows-sacrilegious-sexually-charged-fashion-show-in-a
For me, blasphemies of this nature are their own abominations of desolation.
Only one soul speaks up about this pollution of the Sanctuary of God? That is disgraceful. Where are Catholics to defend the sanctity of the altar?
The Modernists never cease their hellbent quest to destroy the Catholic Church. What they allow to happen in the House of God says quite enough about their faith (or lack thereof). It condones the obvious fact that they do not believe the Catholic Faith or adhere to the Catholic Faith nor do they believe the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ was worth the many souls He redeemed, for the Great Commission is simply ignored and rejected; God is abandoned and trampled upon in his own sanctuary (both literally and figuratively), while his Representatives drag him through the mud and mire. Please pray for their conversion, for they will have sacrilege upon sacrilege to account for, soul after soul lost that will have to be answered for.
Let the churches be restored, for the honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls:
“All should come to our churches and there be taught the truth of the Catholic faith, sing the praises of God, be enriched with benediction of the Blessed Sacrament given by the priest and be strengthened with help from heaven against the adversities of this life. Let all try to learn those prayers which are recited at vespers and fill their souls with their meaning. When deeply penetrated by these prayers, they will experience what St. Augustine said about himself: ‘How much did I weep during hymns and verses, greatly moved at the sweet singing of thy Church. Their sound would penetrate my ears and their truth melt my heart, sentiments of piety would well up, tears would flow and that was good for me.'” ~Pope Pius XII, “Mediator Dei”, 1947
“Our churches are holy because they belong to God, and on account of the celebration of the holy Sacrifice therein, and the prayer and praise offered to the divine Guest who dwells there. More truly than the figurative tabernacle or the ancient temple, they are separated solemnly and for ever by their dedication from all the dwellings of men, and exalted far above all earthly palaces. Still notwithstanding the magnificent rites performed within them on the day they were consecrated to God, notwithstanding the holy oil with which their walls remain for ever impregnated, they themselves are devoid of feeling and life. What else, then, can be meant, but that the solemn function of the dedication, and the annual feast that commemorates it, do not point merely to the material building, but rise to living and more sublime realities? The principal glory of the noble edifice will be to symbolize those great realities. Under the shelter of its roof the human race will be initiated into ineffable secrets, the mystery whereof will be consummated in another world in the noonday light of heaven.” ~Liturgical Year
“And they said every man to his neighbour: Let us raise up the low condition of our people, and let us fight for our people, and our sanctuary.” ~1 Maccabbes 3:42
Let us defend the sanctuary!
~Damsel of the Faith