SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Ten priests in the Roman Catholic order that helps run the University of Notre Dame want the school to reconsider having President Barack Obama deliver this year’s commencement address.

Notre Dame’s invitation to Obama has drawn outrage from some Catholics because his stances on abortion and stem cell research are at odds with church teaching.

Ten members of the Congregation of the Holy Cross signed an open letter published Wednesday in the campus newspaper.

They ask Notre Dame’s president to reconsider having Obama speak at the May commencement.

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