Friday, January 13, 2012

Bambera Disapproves - Diocese Of Scranton

Well done! But only after many letters were written to the Bishop does he exhibit any backbone.

The bishop of the Diocese of Scranton is publicly expressing his disapproval with the University of Scranton for allowing a former U.S. congresswoman who supported abortion access bills to speak on campus.

Marjorie Margolies, who represented a suburban Philadelphia congressional district from 1993-1995, is the keynote speaker for a Jan. 28 program for women who want to run for office. The "Ready to Run" program is a partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University and is advertised as a non-partisan event for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign or learn more about the political system.

Bishop Joseph C. Bambera asked that the university withdraw the invitation to Margolies, and the university refused, according to a diocesan news release. Efforts to reach a university spokesman were not immediately successful this morning.

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