UPDATE 20 Sept:
Some of the comments have spurred me to add a POLL to the post.
___ Originally posted Sep 29, 2017
These days I have not been watching nightly news and cable commentary and I am leaps and bounds more cheerful. Similarly, the less I glance at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) the happier I am. However, I more or less have to keep part of an eye on the Fishwrap. Blech.
Today, however, one of you dumpster-diver readers spotted something fun at Fishwrap. They have an opinion piece against having American flags in church sanctuaries. Predictable, right?
However, the op-ed writer at Fishwrap opined:
As a simple step in the right direction, we could stop sending confusing signals and remove national flags from our church sanctuaries. Put them in narthexes or church halls. But removing national flags from our church sanctuaries and emphasizing the importance of turning our gaze to the depiction of Christ crucified at the front of the space would help us to remember who it is we worship and to whom our deepest loyalty belongs.
What is this I read?
Could he be advocating ad orientem worship?!?
If he is serious about turning our gaze to the crucified Lord… that’s the way to do it.
While we ponder that, here’s a shot from a recent Mass in the Diocese of Madison for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross… speaking of focus on the Cross.
So far comments have been added by those who seem to have missed the point. However, I’m happy to make lemonade from, you know, comments.
Let’s add a poll about flags in church.
Pick your best choice and, if you wish, add a comment, below. Anyone can vote but only registered, approved participants can comment.