At the passing of the… do we have to hear the cliche one more time… okay “liberal lion” of the Senate, absolutely committed pro-abortion Catholic Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), reactions – especially panegyrics – are coming in from the weak-identity Catholics.
On the site of the ultra-liberal, dissenting … wait for it… National Catholic Reporter Sr. Maureen Fiedler has a reaction to the passing of Sen. Kennedy:
He made me proud to be a Catholic
by Maureen Fiedler on Aug. 26, 2009
I don’t often cry when a public figure dies. [Cry cry cry…] This morning, I cried when I heard the news that Senator Ted Kennedy had passed away.
I “grew up” with the Kennedy Clan. I remember how John Kennedy broke the “Catholic barrier” with his election in 1960. I remember Robert Kennedy’s prophetic words as he ran for President in 1968… his fearless embrace of the “least of these” and his opposition to the War in Vietnam. And I remember the wrenching agony of the two Kennedy assassinations.
But today feels a bit like the end of an era. [Oh Lord… if only…] Ted Kennedy, like his brothers, was a champion of civil rights, women’s rights, [NB: liberals usually classify abortion as a matter of “women’s rights”] and the welfare of the “least of these.” [Unless, of course, you hadn’t yet been born. How million is it at now, Sister? And the “least of these” who were killed before birth would have paid into the coffers through their sweat so that entitlement programs would have been easier to pay for.][People can have differing opinions over that war, but Catholics cannot take a benign view of other Catholics who for decades give the greatest sort of public scandal on the matter of the sanctity of life and the corruption of Catholic identity in the public square.] He strongly and eloquently opposed the war in Iraq. Because his life (and the lives of others in his family) embraced the great Catholic social justice tradition, [? So, abortion is not in her mind, a matter of social justice. Gotchya.] they have made me proud to be a Catholic.
So I guess now… the torch has been passed… to us. [Meaning…what? That she is now going to soldier on publicly for unrestricted abortion?]
Okay everybody! Let’s all sing along!
See Patrick Madrid’s take on Sr. Fiedler’s gooey piece.