Traditional BC commencement attendee to be absent

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May 20, 2013, 8:17 am
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(NECN: Julie Loncich) – Monday is the day for commencement for Boston College, but one major name will be missing.

This is because of a controversy with the Keynote speaker.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will not be in attendance.

He is boycotting the guest speaker, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, a supporter of abortion rights.

O’Malley issued a statement that said, “Although I shall not be present to impart the final benediction, I assure the graduates that they are in my prayers on this important day in their lives."

Julie Loncich has more.

Tags: Boston College, BC, Sean O'Malley, commencement, controversy, Julie Loncich, Edna Kenny
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