Skip to comments.Anna Maria Pulls Invite For Kennedy Speach (sic)
Posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio
A Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts has withdrawn an invitation to the widow of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy to speak at graduation after concerns about her views were raised by the Bishop of Worcester.
Anna Maria College in Paxton announced Friday that ``concerns were expressed about the college being in conflict with the bishop.'' Victoria Reggie Kennedy was scheduled to speak at May's commencement.
The college did not cite Bishop Robert McManus's specific concerns.
A diocese spokesman says the bishop has followed directions that Catholic institutions should not honor Catholics who take positions contrary to church principles ``particularly on the dignity of life from conception and the sanctity of marriage.''
Kennedy in a statement to The Boston Globe called it ``a sad day for me and an even sadder one for the church I love.''
Nice move by Anna Maria!
Great - wish all the Catholic colleges and universities would follow suit - we’ll know by their actions their hearts.
“a sad day for me and an even sadder one for the church I love.”
It is always a sad day when the church has to remonstrate with someone who claims to be a Catholic, but by whose words and deeds shows they are not.
What a treat - listening to a speech by Ted Kennedy’s barmaid
My bishop! Yeah!
I have to send a thank you note.
How many bishops have flushed pro-abortion speakers at Catholic colleges? I can’t think of many.
Who let that Bp into Wistah?
Was she his wife in the eyes of the church?
I thought he had one named “Joan”
And I thought Ted’s mistress had another husband, too
How come a Catholic college has to scrape the bottom of the barrel for public speakers
I’m certain he would have preferred to be sent off like Horatio Nelson in a keg of rum.
Reggie and the swimmer were married in a civil ceremony not in the Church. She’s a fornicator plain and simple. If you love the Church follow the rules Victoria, if you don’t then leave.