BOSTON (AP) — This year's commencement at Boston College looks to be notable for who will be there, as well as who won't.
Two graduate business students who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings have recovered enough to receive their diplomas in Monday's ceremony.
Brittany Loring and Liza Cherney are both set to graduate from the Carroll School of Management.
Earlier Monday, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will address undergraduate students and receive an honorary degree.
Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley won't be there for Kenny's speech after deciding not to attend because of Kenny's support for legislation that would permit abortion.
Kenny says the bill simply clarifies when a doctor can perform an abortion to save a woman's life. But Catholic bishops say it would greatly expand abortion, particularly by permitting it when a woman threatens suicide.