I have made an adjustment (per your suggested CSS) and modified it a bit so that when viewing the carousel on mobile, the text is still present. However, even before I made additional adjustments, the timing of the carousel was not adhering to the animation rate defined in settings. The carousel images don’t start with an image, rather with a blank, then almost fades in an image, blinks out, then almost fades in another image (and so on.)
If you can, please have a loot at the page I am working on in either android or iOS mobile to see what I am talking about. The level of support on this free theme is phenomenal! I appreciate all of the help you have given me so far.