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Boston College standing by its invitation

Boston and Ireland enjoy a deep historical kinship. So Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s visit to Boston College for the school’s commencement next week ought to be an honor for the college, and the city.

Unfortunately, his appearance has gotten caught up in controversy about a proposed abortion law in Ireland. Kenny’s willingness to allow abortion in case of serious threats to a mother’s life has caused Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley to say he will boycott BC’s graduation, in a break with long-standing tradition.

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