I don't know why I am surprised at the lack of response by the diocese, but I am. Bishops have had fits over the HHS mandate, as they should, but it seems to me that this is much worse. This involves direct sacrilege. If this isn't bad enough to move even the most indolent and complacent bishop to action, what is?
I have mentioned elsewhere on this forum a business associate of mine. He is a liberal Democrat, gay, and an ex-Catholic who is now a Unitarian. Obviously, we agree on almost nothing. He is sort of my go to guy when I want to understand people who see the world the way he does. I sent him the link about this and asked him what he thought. I expected an email response, but he was so annoyed he called me. This is, to the best of my ability to reconstruct it a day later, his response.
"I think I would have noticed the name of the place and never gone in. Assuming that I missed this somehow. I would have refused to buy anything and left as soon as I realized their pathetic excuse for decorations. I would have told the manager why, and sent an email to everyone I knew telling them about this place and encouraging them to express their disapproval. I am pretty easily annoyed politically, and do stuff like this all the time. Usually it is in a liberal direction, but fair is fair. A good liberal should be offended and any insult offered to anyone because of their religion anyway. Like you said what he is doing is not illegal, but that is no reason not to protest."
If a liberal gay apostate is offended by this, how can Catholics not be outraged?
As Mysterium Fidei points out. there would have been a very different response from Muslims if such abuse had been directed at them. I mentioned above that Jews would not put up with this either. The difference, I guess, is that Jews and Muslims would have rabbis and imams who would have the intestinal fortitude to actually take action. Apparently, we don't have such men leading our Church, at least not in Baltimore.