Leslie Hanks and I trekked to the alternative service held today at Notre Dame’s Grotto for graduating seniors not willing to sit through a commencement honoring a supporter of child murder.
The service was led by Priest for Life’s Fr. Frank Pavone
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Leslie and I wandered to the back to get shots of the audience. We guesstimate there were 1-2k people. (Another 1k watched the service on a large screen at the South Quad.) 1st shot is the left side, 2nd shot the right….


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Then when seniors, some with their parents, began laying white roses at the feet of St. Bernadette, and I saw news photographers and videographers coming to the podium for photos, I thought, hey, I’m in…
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So I got some nice close-ups…
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Pro-life seniors painted a cross and baby feet on their mortarboards….
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Fr. John Corapi shared the podium with Fr. Pavone…
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I snapped this sweet shot of a pro-life graduate student at the Grotto and his baby…
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