Question from Anonymous on 2/19/2008:
Every year at the Easter Vigil Mass my parish drops a banner down in front of the crucifix depicting the risen Christ, which remains throughout the Easter season. This makes it nearly impossible to view the crucifix behind it for the next eight weeks. I expressed my concern to the priest one Sunday, and he made it clear he had no intention of removing it until the end of the Easter season. Is it actually permissible to obstruct the symbol of our salvation with a banner depicting a different viewpoint?
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 2/20/2008:
Anon, This arrangement is solely the decision of the local priests, not of the Church. Fr.Bob Levis