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Bowing to bishop, college cancels Kennedy speech

By Mary Carmichael
Globe Staff / March 31, 2012
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A small Catholic college that invited Victoria Reggie Kennedy to speak at its spring commencement rescinded the offer yesterday under pressure from the Worcester bishop, who described her apparent political views as out of line with Catholic teachings. Anna Maria College in Paxton, west of Worcester, released a statement placing the decision at the feet of Bishop Robert J. McManus and saying it still believes Kennedy is an appropriate choice - but at the same confirming she is no longer invited..

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