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Nationally renown Catholic recording artist Donna Cori Gibson performed a special “Concert of Prayer”

April 16th, 2012, Promulgated by Ben Anderson

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5 Responses to “Nationally renown Catholic recording artist Donna Cori Gibson performed a special “Concert of Prayer””

  1. avatar Dr. K says:

    Using the sanctuary for a song and movement routine? Absolutely not!
    Doing the above during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament? Even more absolutely not!

  2. avatar militia says:

    Oh, look at me! I make Jesus more interesting. You can look at me instead of him! Adoration might be boring but I’m not — I’m hot! I can prance around the Sanctuary. He won’t. Dumb audience — doesn’t have a clue.

  3. avatar Dr. K says:

    You can look at me instead of him!

    You’re absolutely right. This over the top display is a distraction from what should be the true focus of Eucharistic Adoration: Our Lord Jesus Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. The movements and rosary dangling by the singer do not aid in worship.

  4. avatar Bernie says:

    What the heck is wrong with that priest? How could he possibly have approved of such utter disrespect? What in God’s name was he thinking? Come on Padre explain this to us little folks. Is this your way of getting people to Adoration and Benediction -give them something to see; something to entertain them? Good grief! Explain why our traditional ritual and behavior surrounding Adoration and Benediction doesn’t do what it is supposed to do –focus all our attention on the absolute sacredness of the Sacrament?

    And, what the heck is wrong with the Courier for promoting it. I suppose now we can expect similar Broadway antics at other Benedictions.

    Good intentions are no excuse for this one! Bench him!

    God help us! Will this nonsense and outright scandal never end? (I know, read the above post.)

  5. avatar Raymond F. Rice says:

    Sometimes in our culture, the concept of celebrity can take on more importance than it merits and is given certain priveleges. The bottom line is that in our Catholic culture we do not have a tradition of “chanteuses” singing in the sanctuary before the Blessed Sacrament. This is “Hollywood”, not reverent worship.
    One of the scriptural passages talks about “tinkling bell” meant to attract and amuse people.

    PS: She probably would have been “gonged” by Chuck Baris, for those of you who remember the GONG show!!
    PS: Did anyone bother to ask the congregants what they thought of it or whether or not it enhanced their closeness to Jesus??

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