BOSTON — The widow of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy is set to give a commencement speech, but she’ll be addressing a different group of Catholic graduates than originally planned.

Victoria Kennedy will give the keynote address at the Boston College Law School commencement Friday.

Kennedy was originally scheduled to speak at this year’s commencement at Anna Maria College in Paxton. But the college withdrew the invitation in April under pressure from Bishop Robert McManus of the Diocese of Worcester. He objected to Kennedy’s public support for abortion rights and gay marriage.

The law school then booked Kennedy for their ceremonies

BC law Dean Vincent Rougeau said Kennedy, a lifelong Catholic, has been a “powerful advocate for the powerless” on issues including gun control and education.