Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator "Uncle Teddy" Kennedy, has had her invitation to give a graduation speech rescinded by Bishop Robert McManus of the Boston Area.
"Bishop McManus is acting, he feels, consistently with what all of the U.S. bishops asked colleges or higher institutions to do going back to 2004, that they not honor ... Catholics who take a public stance or position on issues contrary to things that the Church is trying to teach,"
"I am a lifelong Catholic and my faith is very important to me. I have not met Bishop McManus nor has he been willing to meet with me to discuss his objections."
But perhaps most of all, he or she is a heroic figure and moral example for our children and for the life of the country