The debate and question: should Georgetown, the oldest Catholic University in the country, have covered the pediment containing the monogram IHS? And, perhaps in the context of the recent, legitimate uproar over Notre Dame's invitation to the President?
It appears to me to have been an effort to simplify the backdrop, and not necessarily a consciously insidious plan to strip the stage of its theological symbology. There are, after all, stained glass windows clearly visible behind the stage, and apparently the monogram appears in many other places in the Hall (and remained uncovered).
So, what do you think? Innocent and typical presidential stagecraft; concession to remove any distraction from the President; or yet another slap in the face to Catholics, by liberal Catholic "educators?"