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Wednesday 10 April 2013

Gaia and Antiochus both are welcome in the Archdiocese of Toronto!

Update: Confirmed from the concert organiser. "All details of the concert were discussed with (          ), the lady in charge of the events at St. Michael’s Cathedral. Posters of the event were dropped off at the Archdiocese in Toronto at 1155 Yonge Street, where they were further distributed to Catholic Churches across the GTA."

Clearly, this took place with the full knowledge of someone at the Chancery office, not just the Cathedral.

Again, what happened to the policy on concerts in churches under the late Cardinal Ambrozic which was in accord with the norms issued by the CDWDS?

Angelica's sensual performance in St. Michael's Cathedral
House of God turned into a cabaret

Look at what they've done to the Temple of God

Please excuse your writer for being a year or two behind the time but this is what they hope for. You understand right?; they want these things to pass under the radar (May 2011). Then one day, someone organises a concert in a Catholic Church with a composition of the Divine Liturgy dedicated to a pagan goddess known as Gaia and dares to call it a Mass and it is reported. Some other people read it make recollection of other events. I've now asked a third time for the policy of the Archdiocese of Toronto on concerts in churches.  We had one once under Cardinal Ambrozic.

Msgr. Ronan is not amused
What you see above and below is so far from what is permitted in a Church and is nothing less than a scandal. This is a desecration of the sanctuary for commercial purposes. No fee or donation to the Cathedral can justify such a use of this sacred space. A lounge singer concert (and I mean lounge singer in the most positive of ways) in a strapless dress, singing profane music in the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The signing of autographs and selling of (non-religious) items in the forecourt. A poster showing her bare midriff, close ups of her body during the concert -- all of this in front of the Altar of Sacrifice! 

The Rector of St. Michael's Cathedral, Father Michael Busch has shown a failure of stewardship and a complete disregard for the sanctity of this place and the Holy of Holies. He should be ashamed of his dereliction in this regard; debasing this House of God for money!

Is it any wonder why people find refuge in the SSPX? 

Is there not something fundamentally wrong with the Church and the administration of a diocese when this is allowed to happen?

Don't we take our hats off in Church? 
The Cardinal Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Collins lives at the Bishop's Palace attached to the Cathedral where this desecration occurred. Your Eminence this is wrong, we are owed an explanation. What are you going to do about this? What are you going to do to ensure that this kind of desecration in our churches is going to stop? What about reparation to God?

No artist has a right to desecrate the Cathedral with a secular, commercial performance in a sacred space set apart for the worship of God. 

The dress is beautiful, the woman is obviously talented and fully suitable to Roy Thomson Hall, but not here, not in the Cathedral of Toronto.  Concerts of this type are simply not to be held in churches, the Vatican Congregation responsible has already stated it. 

The quote below is from a composition about Jesus sung and available in the authorised links below.

"nobody's wrong, and nobody's right, we're all givers of light... you just be true, be truthful to yourself, and lead as you really are..."

The "Dictatorship of Relativism" sung loud and proud in St. Michael's Cathedral Cabaret; but I can tell you with every certainty; this is not what Jesus would say.

I ask you, could Antiochus have done worse?

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Brian Anderson said...


This negligence saturates our chancery offices. The bishops are scared stiff. Here is a quote (1985), on this dereliction of duty, from philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand.

“One of the most horrifying and widespread diseases in the Church today is the lethargy of the guardians of the Faith of the Church. … I am thinking of the numerous bishops who make no use whatever of their authority when it comes to intervening against heretical theologians or priests, or against blasphemous performance of public worship. They either close their eyes and try, ostrich-style, to ignore the grievous abuses as well as appeals to their duty to intervene, or they fear to be attacked by the press or the mass media and defamed as reactionary, narrow-minded, or medieval. They fear men more than God. The words of St. John Bosco apply to them: “The power of evil men lives in the cowardice of the good.”

It is certainly true that the lethargy of those in positions of authority is a disease of our times which is widespread outside the Church. It is found among parents, college and university presidents, heads of numerous organizations, judges, heads of state, and others. But the fact that this sickness has even penetrated the Church is a clear indication that the fight against the spirit of the world, has been replaced with swimming along with spirit of the times in the name of “aggiornamento.” One is forced to think of the hireling who abandons his flocks to the wolves when one reflects on the lethargy of so many bishops and superiors who, though still orthodox themselves, do not the courage to intervene against the most flagrant heresies and abuses of all kinds in the their dioceses or in their orders.”

I think that is safe to say the Cardinal Collins will do nothing, otherwise, he might offend someone. The lethargy lives on, year in year out, decade in decade out, now generation in generation out. Yes, no wonder, more and more are going to the Fraternity of St. Pius X.

O Domine, libera nos a negligentia episcoporum!

Barona said...

This is an abomination that has evolved logically from a belief that the Sanctuary is not sacred.

I do feel sorry for the poor Archbishop. I'd be shocked if he knew anything about it; he is a sad, sorry figure who is hemmed in by aggressive wolves.

Anonymous said...

Pop music in the sanctuary. Nothing is sacred. Absolutely nothing. It's just depressing. TS

Anonymous said...


Why do you assume the Archbishop doesn't know? What's this about wolves? The last time I saw him, he was happy, well fed and surrounded by adoring sycophants. Stop making excuses from him!

Pascendi said...

Anonymous 10:32,

Read St. Francis de Sales....

You assume the Archbishop did know. Perhaps he did. We are awaiting his reply. I know from Barona that he has written to the Archbishop. I hope you have, and will motive your friends to do likewise.

Barona said...

This is a tragedy of astronomical proportions. The very archbishop's Altar profaned. The blame is not on the singer/s - it is squarely where you have laid it Vox: the church authorities who have failed miserably in their duty to uphold the faith and canon law.

Tom A. said...

It is obvious that this archbishop of yours is no longer Catholic. Stop going to masses said in union with heretics like this guy in Toronto. The only way you get these clowns attention is to stop going to their masses.