Massachusetts Lt. Gov. A. Paul Cellucci (R), an elected state official for 14 years, was barred by the Archdiocese of Boston from giving the commencement address at Hudson Catholic High School, Cellucci's alma mater, because of his position favoring abortion rights.
Archdiocese spokesman John Walsh said Cellucci's subject matter "is really irrelevant." Rather, Walsh said, "The question is the kind of confusion that can be created. . . . Should a speaker so publicly identified as pro-abortion be a speaker?"
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