Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Passing of Ted Kennedy

There is an excellent appraisal of Ted Kennedy as a Catholic here.

I believe the most interesting part of this great editorial is the second-to-last paragraph:

"This also marks the passing of a certain type of cultural Catholicism — Northeast, Irish and increasingly Italian, concerned with obtaining political power while maintaining an identification with the Church, yet happy to relinquish the substance of the faith if it gets in the way. Indeed, today such cultural Catholics have dispensed even with the identity aspect and are often outright hostile to the Church of their baptism."

Please read the entire thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

3 Ted Kennedy links: