Q: Our parish church is located in a two-story building. The church where we have Mass is on the first floor and there is classroom space on the second floor.
The bishop has decided to lease the classroom space to a public school. I am very much opposed to this (as are others) for numerous reasons.
Does a bishop have the right to do this? In other words, is there anything in canon law forbidding him to do this including, but not limited to, the forbiddence (sic) in canon law to use such property for sordid use? Inasmuch as the public school will be free to invite representatives from the “Planned Parenthood” abortion facility to promote the culture of death to some or all of the students, I would think that constitutes sordid use.
Do we parishioners and/or the pastor have any say in what will happen in this matter regarding the classroom space? –Patrick Continue reading