It's with great relief and joy that I read the news that the showing of Jerry Springer: The Opera was canceled at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
Jerry Springer: The Opera is a production that has, what I consider to be blasphemous insults against the purity and honor of Our Lord and Our Lady. (See more news at the bottom of this post.)
In the USA, America Needs Fatima has been the standard bearer of the efforts to reject and protest Jerry Springer: The Opera.
We did a prayerful protest in front of Carnegie Hall on January 29, 2008, and are organizing a prayer vigil of reparation in front of the New Stage Theater in Cincinnati for the same show on June 26th.
In July, we plan to hold a peaceful and prayerful protest of the show in the Washington DC area.
Over the years, the Catholic faithful have really enjoyed participating in our prayer vigils and protests. It's such an effective way to express our Faith and stand up for God and Our Lady.
What is puzzling is why more Catholics don't join in these prayerful events. Perhaps it's due to today's busy-busy lifestyle. Maybe public prayer is low on the priority list. Or maybe people don't care. It's hard to know for sure.
But what other people do or say or think, should not deter us from doing what is right, good and true.
For Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
"Everyone therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 10:32,33).
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
A SYDNEY Opera House production of Jerry Springer: The Opera, the stage show that sparked street protests by Christian groups in Britain, was abruptly canceled yesterday.
The show, which features a Jesus who declares himself "just a little bit gay", was to be staged in the Concert Hall from September 29. It has been canceled because of casting and timing issues, not its content, said the chief executive of the Opera House, Richard Evans. He said he hoped the show would be staged at the same venue in April or July.
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