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Missa Gaia

ML wrote: "Recently a friend and I did a lot of research, and with it tried to convince our pastor that to stage Paul Winter's Missa Gaia in our (Catholic) church was to stage a New Age production. He would not hear of it. He did say that he would never allow if it were New Age. It's too late - the show (it was billed as a "show" in the local paper) went on as apart of an Earth Day 2010 celebration in our area. I attended and was predictably horrified. I normally would not have attended such an event but wanted to make sure that we were correct in our conclusions about this event. (I went armed with holy water, a miraculous medal, a St. Benedict's medial and a crucifix.) After I was told by my pastor that he just wanted me to pray for him, rather than to hear anything else that I had to say, my friend and I found a Vatican document that seemed to say that concerts could be allowed in churches but only sacred music could be performed. Could we have used that document to support our argument?"

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