Personally I feel that pictures, crucifixes, statues, can be important, especially for children, in the development and growth of their faith. Recently, I donated two crucifixes
for two separate rooms, as well as a beautiful framed picture of Jesus with children.
The gifts were not received well by the parish manager, who is concerned that many groups use the room, and not just those who are Catholic. She stated “It isn’t that we are trying not to be Catholic…” (The on call priest and several others loved the gifts and father even blessed them before we attemped to hang them.)
Needless to say, they were gifts not well received by the PM and I felt hurt, especially in defense of my faith. At what point do we sacrifice positive spiritual influences for the sake of sensitivities of those of other faiths? I also question how much influence should be given to the parish manager? (who has a reputation of being harsh with most people.)