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Boston College to honor dissident Sen. Bob Casey
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania will be the keynote speaker for Boston College’s 141st commencement exercises next month. University President Father William Leahy, SJ, will present Casey an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Sen. Casey —whom the Diocese of Allentown said was “increasingly in disagreement with the Church on issues involving Church teaching” as the diocese protested his 2013 lecture at Alvernia College—was an early public supporter of same-sex marriage. Although he has repeatedly proclaimed himself to be pro-life, he has voted against the “Mexico City Policy,” thereby permitting the U.S. government to