The Associated Press

Victoria Kennedy To Speak At Anna Maria College

PAXTON, Mass. — Six months after revoking an invitation to the widow of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy to speak at graduation, a small Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts has invited Victoria Kennedy to campus.

Kennedy is scheduled to deliver the keynote address next month at Anna Maria College’s symposium entitled “Faith and the Public Square: Balancing Religious Beliefs with the Common Good.”

Kennedy will talk about the challenges of engaging in the issues of the day while maintaining a commitment to personal religious beliefs, according to a release from the school.

The college in Paxton in the spring withdrew an invitation for Kennedy to speak at graduation after the Worcester Diocese’s bishop raised concerns about her views on abortion and gay marriage. Kennedy said in a statement she’s hoping for an “energetic discussion.”

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