Wearing stylish jeans and a white button-down shirt, Fr. Robert Gagne, PSS, insisted that the young people walking across Canada to promote the pro-life message could not enter the famous Basilica to pray because of the ‘pro-life’ message emblazoned on their T-shirts. (…)
Buscemi said he was taken aback at the rejection – especially in light of the scanty clothing and 50-cent T-shirts passing muster at the same entrance – and told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) it was like Notre Dame had been caught being a ‘den of thieves’ rather than a house of worship. (…)
Hayden told LSN that the priest, like the guards before him, insisted that the pro-life T-shirts were political and thus forbidden.
Exasperated, Hayden said he informed the priest that he would be going to the media with the story of his refusal.
At that point, says Hayden, the priest left to make a phone call and then grudgingly granted the group entrance to the adoration chapel through a side entrance not visible to the public.
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