Traditional BC Commencement Attendee to Be Absent

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    Cardinal Sean O’Malley will not attend because of his disagreement with guest speaker Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (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.