Some Catholics were outraged that Sen Kennedy received a Catholic funeral because of his position on abortion. Fortunately, Cardinal O'Malley, a Franciscan, defended his presiding over the requiem liturgy. This is more than a question of civility as the cardinal pointed out. It is about whether we believe in the mercy and forgiveness of God, or whether we think we have the authority to say, as one objector put it, that the mass was one more example of the senator spitting in the face of Christ.
Thursday, September 10, 2009