I found this video on youtube that takes place in Daimyoumachi Cathedral Fukuoka. I think the sanctuary of a church should be used for only one thing, mass, and that is it. No plays, performances, parties or anything but mass. When I was in elementary school we put on a play of Noah`s ark in the sanctuary. I was probably only six or seven years old but I still felt very uncomfortable being up around the alter, I thought it was someplace special and we shouldn’t be treating it like a stage.
Here in Japan you would never ever find the inner sanctum of a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple being used for anything other than religious purposes. Ordinary people cant even get in to those areas unless they have a religious service they are attending. So why are some Catholic parishes so disrespectful? I personally think spiritual warfare plays a part. I think Satan is very pleased each time the House of the Lord and innermost sanctuary are treated in a less than holy manner.
This video takes place with a Bishop standing watch in the back.