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The Ted Kennedy Funeral Scandal



Updated Date October 15, 2009

Sep 29 LSN Report Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Vatican's Apostolic Signatura wrote in an article published September 26 in Crisis Magazine "The person who experiences scandal at public actions of Catholics, which are gravely contrary to the moral law, not only does not destroy unity but invites the Church to repair what is clearly a serious breach in Her life. Were he not to experience scandal at the public support of attacks on human life and the family, his conscience would be uninformed or dulled about the most sacred realities."


"One sees the hand of the Father of Lies at work in the disregard for the situation of scandal or in the ridicule and even censure of those who experience scandal."

Sep 21 LSN Report Archbishop Burke, stated on Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C., "neither Holy Communion nor funeral rites should be administered to" politicians who support abortion or same-sex "marriage." "To deny these is not a judgment of the soul, but a recognition of the scandal and its effects," he said.
1. Editorials/Commentariesminimize
  • The Kennedy Funeral - A Golden Opportunity or Capitulation for the Catholic Church
  • 08/27/2009
  • Reflections on the Kennedy Funeral
  • 08/31/2009
  • Battle of the Catholic Stations: Salt and Light's Fr. Rosica Rips EWTN's Raymond Arroyo over Kennedy Funeral
  • 09/04/2009
  • Commentary: Pro-Life Bishop's Contention that Kennedy Funeral Was "Subdued" Confounds Many
  • 09/08/2009
  • Editorial: Salt and Light's Fr. Rosica says LifeSiteNews is Doing "the work of Satan"
  • 09/14/2009
  • Editorial: Salt and Light's Fr. Rosica Continues Campaign Against LifeSiteNews
  • 09/17/2009
    August 31 LSN Editorial  As we have repeated a number of times in our coverage of Ted Kennedy's illness and then death, we do not judge his relationship with God. No one can do that. But his public record is another thing. We can and must judge that. "
    2. LifeSiteNews Articlesminimize

  • Ted Kennedy, Abortion Advocate and Health Reform Mastermind, Dead at 77
  • 08/26/2009
  • HLI Priest-President Re: Kennedy Funeral Scandal: "Private funeral, family only - period"
  • 08/28/2009
  • L'Osservatore Romano Recalls Edward Kennedy's Support for Abortion, Chappaquiddick Incident
  • 08/28/2009
  • Dr. Alveda King Remembers Sen. Edward Kennedy
  • 08/28/2009
  • Pro-Abort, Homosexual, Human Stem-Cell Groups Mourn Loss of "Greatest Champion" Kennedy
  • 08/28/2009
  • UPDATED: Pro-Life Leaders to Cardinal O'Malley: Do Not Honor Pro-Abortion Kennedy with Public Catholic Funeral
  • 08/28/2009
  • Judy Brown Letter to Cardinal O'Malley re: Ted Kennedy Funeral
  • 08/28/2009
  • Kennedy's Letter to Pope: "I've never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings" of Catholic Faith
  • 08/30/2009
  • Text of Kennedy Letter to Pope Benedict and Part of Response from Vatican as Read by Cardinal McCarrick
  • 08/30/2009
  • Priest: Imagine the Funeral if Kennedy was an Anti-Semite Rather Than Pro-Abortion
  • 08/31/2009
  • Pro-Abortion Kennedy Lauded as "Champion for Those Who Had None" at Funeral Mass
  • 08/31/2009
  • ALL President on Kennedy Funeral: "Beyond Anything I have Witnessed in 65 Years"
  • 09/01/2009
  • EWTN's Arroyo Takes Cardinal McCarrick to Task over Kennedy & Pope Letters
  • 09/01/2009
  • Cardinal Lashes out at Pro-Lifers, Soft-Pedals Criticism of Kennedy Abortion Support
  • 09/03/2009
  • First US Bishop to Decry the "Scandal" of the Kennedy Funeral
  • 09/08/2009
  • Transcript: Father Rosica Interview with Bob Dunning
  • 09/14/2009
  • Catholic Publisher Apologizes after Distributing Prayer Praising Kennedy
  • 09/15/2009
  • "The Damage Done is Profound": Former Senator Santorum Speaks on the Kennedy Funeral 
  • 09/16/2009
  • Priest/Editor of Kennedy's Diocesan Paper: Scandal of Kennedy Funeral "Totally Avoidable" 
  • 09/16/2009
  • Funeral Rites Should be Denied to Publicly Pro-Abort Catholics: Vatican Official
  • 09/21/2009
  • Vatican Archbishop: Kennedy Funeral Critics Not Hurting Unity but Helping Church
  • 09/29/2009
  • Catholic Magazine Editor Criticizes Cardinal O'Malley's Kennedy Funeral Defence
  • 09/29/2009
  • Irish Priest Blasts Self-Righteous "Holier-than-Thous" on Kennedy Funeral
  • 09/29/2009
    September 16 LSN Report "Kennedy's example was so injurious to the Church," said Fr. Landry, "because the pastors of the Church, for the most part, made the imprudent call to do little or nothing about it beyond general teaching statements that they hoped offending politicians would apply to themselves."
    3. Commentaries on Daily News minimize
  • Commentary on August 26 News - Kennedy, etc.
  • 08/26/2009
  • Commentary on August 27 News
  • 08/27/2009
  • Commentary on August 29 News Reports
  • 08/28/2009
  • Commentary on Sept.1 News
  • 09/01/2009
  • Commentary on September 4 News
  • 09/04/2009
  • Commentary on Sept. 14 News - Poullion, Obama. Trudeau, Ted Kennedy Funeral, Fr. Rosica Assault on LSN
  • 09/14/2009
    Sept. 6 LSN NewsBytes: Fr. George Rutler - "John Henry Newman cautiously refers to "the endemic perennial fidget which possesses us about giving scandal; facts are omitted in great histories, or glosses are put upon memorable acts, because they are thought not edifying, whereas of all scandals such omissions, such glosses, are the greatest."
    4. NewsBytesminimize
  • LifeSiteNews.com NewsBytes - Ted Kennedy
  • 08/28/2009
  • LifeSiteNews NewsBytes - More Commentaries on Kennedy Funeral - Rutler, Lawler, Gallagher, Others
  • 09/06/2009
  • LifeSiteNews NewsBytes - Ted Kennedy Funeral comments by Olson , Walker, Warren, Brumley, Others
  • 09/11/2009
  • LifeSiteNews NewsBytes - Re: Fr. Rosica Outbursts: Doigenes, Deal Hudson, John L Allen Jr , Carl Olson
  • 09/16/2009
  • Kennedy Funeral/Fr. Rosica NewsBytes - Deal Hudson, Fr. Euteneur, Austin Ruse, Goerge Weigel, Jeff Mirus
  • 09/21/2009
    Letter to LSN Editor Sept. 4 "I think the good Cardinal needs to be reminded of the cross. Christ's passion was a result of challenging the leaders of the day for their moral failings. Where are the Thomas Becketts, John Fischers and Thomas Mores these days?"
    5. Letters to the Editorminimize
  • Letters to the Editor - Ted Kennedy Funeral Coverage - Pro and Con, Praise for LSN
  • 09/01/2009
  • Letters to the Editor - More on Kennedy Funeral
  • 09/04/2009
  • Letters to the Editor - More on Kennedy Funeral, Rosica Blog Post
  • 09/09/2009
  • Letter to the Editor - Kennedy Funeral, Praise for LSN, Joe Wilson, India, Modesty
  • 09/16/2009
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