Tuesday, September 01, 2009

"But If A Cardinal Did It, It MUST Be OK"
The gutless continue to bury their heads in the sand

Helmet tip to my co-conspirator, FAB

If I hear one more person tell me that the Kennedy Funeral was simply sunshine and happiness (with the obvious exception of the inconvenient dead guy), I just might projectile vomit.

Interesting article from the LA Times. Here's some of it;
Cardinal Mahony calls Kennedy a champion of the powerless

Cardinal Roger Mahony issued a statement today calling the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) a champion of "the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens."

Mahony, leader of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, recalled how the two worked together after the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act was introduced in 2007.

Kennedy "was keenly aware of the plight of immigrant peoples in our nation and was an advocate for their rights and their full inclusion into the culture and economy of our country."

"Even though he lived in the far northeast corner of our country, he had a deep and personal sense of the needs of the poorest across the land," Mahony said. "He never tired in speaking up for them and their rights and needs."

Mahony said in his statement: "He was known to the world as the Lion of the Senate, a champion of social justice, and a political icon. Teddy taught us all that public service isn't a hobby or even an occupation, but a way of life and his legacy will live on."
And that makes it official. Ted Kennedy's just been canonized by the Patriotic American Catholic Church. Pope Barry The Worst is pleased.


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

The old social justice vs. personal sanctity divide. I guess we know wherein the Red Guru's opinions fall.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Funny...I woulda thought the unborn would be the "most needy of our citizens."

10:51 PM  
Blogger Al said...

"he had a deep and personal sense of the needs of the poorest across the land," Mahony said. "He never tired in speaking up for them and their rights and needs."
What a bunch of drivel. Shouldn't Mahony be more concerned that the monstrosity he build might be burned down (not that that wouldn't be a blessing) than praising a guy that only cared for himself & especially not the most downtrodden, the unborn.
PS Went over to the LA Times page to read the article. The comments were over 85% negative about Kennedy & the Cardinal.

11:26 PM  
Blogger JLS said...

teddy boy was able to mount the championship pedestal of social justice by seeing to it that tens of millions of voters would never live to oppose him.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Greta said...

champion of the voiceless, powerless and most need of our citizens??

I can think of 50 million that were in this catagory that he put to death.

12:33 AM  
Blogger misterdasher said...

The villains scandalizing the faithful are probably the Redemptorists, as described in further detail at Get Religion ('Rites, Wrongs, and a Letter from Rome'). Note, for example, the difference between his effusive and fond remembrance of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and his terse pasting of the diocesan statement about Ted Kennedy. You don't get to be a bishop (let alone a Cardinal Archbishop of Boston) without being sensitive to political nuance. The difference is striking, and speaks volumes about the Cardinal's probable sentiments.

Still, it would've been nice if His Eminence had looked up from the Ritualum long enough to say, "Who are we kidding? This guy contributed to more slaughter than Hitler and Stalin combined, and I haven't heard anyone mention a deathbed conversion." I guess we can be grateful that, in lieu of such a comment, at least H.E. didn't depart from the rubrics. Unlike much of the rest of the liturgy...

PS Glad to hear good things about the TLM in Wilmington. Many years --

8:27 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

I had to listen to "Now who is going to fight for the poor?" from my mother the other night.

I almost was ill.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

A couple of comments from the links:

1. That’s not the purpose of a Catholic Requiem Mass on the day of burial.--It was not a Requiem, unfortunately.

2. And there it is, the central question: Are the Catholic dogmas on the sanctity of human life — from conception to natural death — part of the church’s “central teachings”?

We have to be careful of this. Although recent Catholic hierarchical statements, including JP-II's CCC and Evangelium Vitae, tend to disapprove of capital punishment of willful murders, it has nevertheless been the constant teaching of the Church that resort to the death penalty is morally legitimate under the appropriate circumstances. And these circumstances have never before been as restrictive as the CCC and Evangelium Vitae seem to state.

I am going to presume that the greater restrictions of the CCC and Evangelium Vitae fall in the scope of "prudential judgment" rather than moral theology.

12:42 PM  
Blogger misterdasher said...

Lola: the word "Orwellian" comes to mind. But then, haven't we always been at war with East Asia?

Btw, in my previous note, I jumped right into a discussion of the points raised at "Get Religion". To clarify: the Cardinal I was referring to was neither Cardinal McCarrick nor Cardinal Mahoney, but Cardinal O'Malley.

1:11 PM  

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