Pastor tells lector not to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt at Mass
August 05, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: A Catholic pastor in New Jersey has come under criticism for telling a parishioner that he should not wear a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt while serving as lector at Mass. Father Brian Needles explained to the lector, “A t-shirt, incredibly enough, can be a real source of division and distraction.” The Newark archdiocese backed the pastor, saying that lectors are expected to adhere to a dress code, avoiding calling attention to themselves.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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