Friday, April 18, 2008

I Have A New Slighter More Positive View of Ted Kennedy

At times I have a hard time hiding my disgust by certain pro-choice 'Catholic' politicians. It just irritates me. And I knew the Papal mass was going to be a source of some aggravation to me because everyone knew that certain pro-choice politicians were going to be there and present themselves for communion. Lifesite has photos of Kerry and Dodd doing just that.

But they also include a photo of Ted Kennedy not presenting himself to communion.

They note...

It seems from his actions today, Senator Kennedy is, at least in public, refraining from Communion and thus refusing to create what the Church calls public "scandal".

I guess I shouldn't be praising him for doing something that he should do anyway (or not doing something he shouldn't be doing) but compared to his colleagues it is impressive (a sign of low standards?).

So now that I've said something nice about Ted Kennedy, does that make me bipartisan?


Lounge Daddy said...

Haha! I had just posted and was just about to head over here and ask if you slept through it or not...

Sigh. Ever feel like you miss out on the interesting stuff? lol

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

As a priest at my former parish once said (in a homily about proper reception of Holy Communion), "Don't pop Jesus like a Tic Tac!"

I actually didn't know this had happened until I read it on American Papist yesterday. I was working on wrapping up my class a LOT yesterday, and I've steered clear of most of the MSM coverage.

Scott said...

I cannot wrap my feeble mind around how these folks are able to support such an abhorration and still practice our faith...

one of life's little mysteries!

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