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.