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  • To the President of Anna Maria College: Not all distractions are unholy

    05/07/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 7, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    By now you've probably heard of how Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, asked Anna Maria College to rescind its invitation to atheistic humanist Victoria Kennedy to speak at its 2012 Commencement. Now the Catholic Free Press is reporting that Sister Yvette Bellerose, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, and Jack P. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College, have asked Bishop McManus not to attend the Commencement either. It has been asserted that the Bishop would be a distraction. What of it? No doubt Victoria Kennedy would have been a distraction for students who actually accept the...
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...