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Sacrilege or not?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Lost4words, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    A friend told me that her friend, who is a Buddhist, arranged for Buddhist monks to go into their Catholic church and do some chanting at the end of the funeral mass!

    She said the priest said it was ok and everyone thought it was lovely.

    Isn't that sacrilege? For Buddhist monks to chant in a Catholic church by the coffin? After a funeral mass too?

    Am i wrong?
     
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  2. LaBèlla

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    It would trouble me. We had a similar experience with my grandfather. He was dying and the family gathered to say goodbye.

    The nurse attempted to use New Age methods to aid his pain. She wanted to do a ritual my grandmother didn’t understand. Everyone was upset. But I knew what she was referencing.

    The chaplain had anointed him. We were waiting for the family priest. He was stuck in traffic. She kept impressing the harmlessness of her desires. But I finally had enough and put my foot down and asked her to leave.

    I was firm but loving and explained the demonic thing she was attempting to do. I told them I wouldn’t permit it. My grandmother nodded quietly in agreement.

    What the nurse desired to do is called reiki. It draws on demonic spirits for cleansing and healing. But the person is worsened. To profane the holy with unrighteousness is wrong in my mind.
     
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  3. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    Thank you for your reply.

    I just cant get my head around the priest allowing the Buddhist monks to chant inside the church.
     
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  4. charsan

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    I would say it would be
     
  5. GoingByzantine

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    Cant say much here, but I do have some counterquestions.

    Would this have been considered sacrilage within Catholicism 50 years ago? 100 years ago? 500 years ago? How about in 1054 at the time of the Catholic-Orthodox schism? In fellowship I ask you if this would have ever been considered acceptable among the saintly fathers and mothers of your church by your understanding?
     
  6. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I would be shocked if I saw that.
     
  7. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    No idea.
     
  8. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    I was shocked when i was told
     
  9. Deborah D

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    I am not Catholic, but I agree with you on this.
     
  10. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    I do not think any Buddhist practice belongs in the Church and I'd be very curious as to why it was allowed.
     
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  11. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    I would think the scandal it would cause among the faithful would be reason enough to not allow the Buddhist monks to do their chants. Not sure if it's actually sacrilegious or not. But even if it's not, that doesn't make it a good idea.
     
  12. LaBèlla

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    Nor can I. You’re not alone.
     
  13. AlexDofTX

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    Is this a new form of ecumenicalism?
     
  14. Stabat Mater

    Stabat Mater Jesus Christ conquers! Supporter

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    No you're not wrong and it just emphasize the state in which our church finds itself as we speak.
    Remember that we have cardinals who are as bad as your priest or even worse.
    Crd. Raymond Leo Burke warned us that the present times are a greater trial for the church than the Lutheran reformation. I believe he's right and if so we need to buckle up for the nasty storm to come.

    Actually I remember reading an article only a few days ago written by an orthodox lutheran theologian. He warned about the longing for unity based on endless tolerance. If we pursue tolerance above everything else then we fall in the dangerous error of relativism as far as the authority of scripture concerns.
    He's a Lutheran so I'm obviously disagreeing with him on several levels, but I believe he got it right on this point.
    When ecumenism and even worse interreligiousity hits with full force then both scripture and tradition are seen as obstacles that needs to be downplayed and in the end gotten rid of.
    This is the totalitarianism of the regime of tolerance.

    Well done! I cannot even imagine how difficult it is to stand up and hold your ground in such a sensitive matter and situation. Kudos :)

    Rhetoric question isnt it? In medieval times these people would've been burned at the stake.
     
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  15. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    I have asked different clergy for clarification on the matter
     
  16. Michie

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    Let us know what you find out.
     
  17. Lost4words

    Lost4words Like a puppy, i need guidance. Supporter

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    I will
     
  18. chevyontheriver

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    If it is, it's a bad new form of it.
     
  19. eastcoast_bsc

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    It is wrong! Let the Holy Spirit guide you.
     
  20. chevyontheriver

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    You are not wrong.
     
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