[quote="Sarabande, post:12, topic:203068"]
I agree. I think what makes it look tacky is because the screens sit up against incredibly beautiful sacred art and architecture. It just looks totally out of place. There is an old Catholic church in my diocese which did something similar. The projector screens look like they're sitting on top of the heads of Mary and Joseph and they cover some of the original artwork in the church. That looks a bit tacky as well. It doesn't look as bad when it is in a modern church, although I personally still don't think they're necessary. For myself, I can't stand looking at text to a hymn without the music. But that's because I read music, so most people probably don't mind it. (Although it's almost as frustrating when they are playing the hymn in a different key than what is in the hymnal.)
And I'm not sure if you can tell by the photos, but these actually come down in front of balcony seating. If you can see between the screens but on the ground level, that is where the tabernacle resides in a small chapel that can be seen when looking over and past the front of the altar - it is an octagonal Church with small chapels or niches all around the perimeter, and the main one on that end is where the tabernacle is.
So - when you are looking at the screens, you are really ignoring the fact that the tabernacle is right there in front of you, between/below them. :rolleyes:
It is sad to think of what our local crisis pregnancy centers could have done with the money spent to put in that system which is quite sophisticated. :(