Kansas Prelate Doesn’t Want Pro-Abortion Speakers Invited

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, FEB. 18, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop James Keleher has asked Catholic churches, schools and institutions under his jurisdiction to stop inviting pro-abortion politicians and others to speak or take part in other presentations.

His statement was published in the archdiocesan newspaper on Friday, the day after Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic who defends abortion, spoke at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, the Associated Press said.

The governor, invited to speak as part of the school’s Lincoln Lectureship series, talked about education and economic development. Pro-life advocates had been critical of the invitation for her to speak on the Catholic campus.