Flags in the Sanctuary
I am so lucky to be at the parish that I am at. After explaining why I don’t think flags in the Sanctuary is appropriate, and moving them, I learned a great deal. This is a first, I’m Linking to a previous blog that didn’t get much viewership. I am a true patriot and veteran. I will do anything in my power to help those that serve in harms way and their families and at the same time have an issue of such a powerful image as a flag in the sanctuary. The parish is that I am assigned to is very military and the last time I was in a similar situation and the flags were moved just out of the sanctuary, it was a major event.
The folks at St. Pius X in San Antonio make me proud to serve them. I explained one of the reasons, I moved the flags and all I got were kudo’s! I was also thanked for explaining why the flags should be moved to the side of the Church. Many people said they agreed and hadn’t realized it till I talked about it.
Click here to see my explanation of why flags should not be close to where we are celebrating the ultimate sacrifice.
I was going to wait a year or two to move them, but after installing me as Pastor, the Archbishop said he thought it could be done now. He was right. Again, thank you to an amazing parish!