It has transpired this evening that US Cardinal Sean O'Malley has entered the row over Enda Kenny's upcoming speech at the Roman Catholic Boston College.
Earlier US Pro-Life campaigners had called for Mr. Kenny not to be allow speak there and called his invitation “unconscionable” in light of the politician’s push for legal abortion.
Cardinal O'Malley has said:
Cardinal to boycott Enda Kenny speech at Boston College"I am sure that the invitation was made in good faith, long before it came to the attention of the leadership of Boston College that Mr Kenny is aggressively promoting abortion legislation.
"Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation."
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A US Pro-Life group had this to say:
Kenny has also suggested that pro-life members of parliament may be expelled from his party if they refuse to vote in favor of the abortion legislation.
The organization said it is “simply unconscionable” for any college, particularly a Catholic one, to “honor the man who would usher in the mass death of Irish preborn children.”