Prayer for ObamaCare at Teddy's Funeral

Nice. Including ObamaCare in the intentions during Ted Kennedy's funeral mass was a new low in the politicization of Kennedy's death.

And the fact that they had a child do it was clearly an attempt at attempting to shield it from criticism. But not us. Patrick and I have ten children between us. Children don't scare us. We look down the barrel of twenty little peepers every day. And we lived to tell about it. HotAir's Allahpundit compared the use of the child to human shields.

During the funeral mass they perhaps should've been less concerned with earthly matters and more concerned with praying for Kennedy's soul.



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  1. Well, what can you expect from the Kennedy clan?

    Nut the Cardinal Archbishop allowing this!!

    It seems that the practice of selling indulgences can take many forms.

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  2. Well, what can you expect from the Kennedy clan?

    Nut the Cardinal Archbishop allowing this!!

    It seems that the practice of selling indulgences can take many forms.

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  3. Please do yourselves a favor and read Rev. Thomas Euteneuer's statement on the passing of Edward Kennedy.
    This is from the Human Life International e-Newsletter.
    (http://www.hli.org/ -- I think).
    He says it best and TRUTHFULLY.
    It is my favorite article on the subject.

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  4. The children, the family, the rest of the congregation, the clergy and at least two cardinals, along with much of the rest of the country prayed for health care reform yesterday. Live with it.

    BTW, the Prayer of the Faithful at funerals always includes prayers other than for the repose of the deceased's soul. Why wouldn't they?

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  5. "...along with much of the rest of the country prayed for health care reform yesterday."

    Do you also do stand up comedy or just occasional satire?

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  6. Sen. Alan Grayson D - FL brought his 3 children (under 10) to our townhall meeting that he had asked for police protection due to the fear of violence and being in a union hall. His children took up 3 seats. 80+ Obama supporters/ Democrat Exec Committee members/ Grayson workers family members who attended 4pm meeting and stayed through till the 7pm meeting filled the hall. Only 31 (including myself) conservatives/Republicans were allowed in. Grayson repeatedly said "Don't yell my children are here.""I can't stay, I have to take my children home."

    What a miscreant!

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  7. Matt said "During the funeral mass they perhaps should've been less concerned with earthly matters and more concerned with praying for Kennedy's soul."

    Do you think Ted would have wanted it any differently? In death as in his life. So it goes.

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  8. Not to introduce a note of dissent, but, while I agree that Obamacare was probably what they had in mind, and while I also agree that including that particular intercession at Kennedy's funeral was wildly inappropriate, if you look at the actual words used, they are consistent with the Church's position.

    The argument isn't over whether or not we want access to decent healthcare for everyone, or even really over whether healthcare is a right (the Church's position is that it is), but over how best to make that happen.

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  9. Karen, We don't need government taking over our health care system. Period.

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  10. Watching George W. Bush at the funeral of Teddy Kennedy on Saturday was, to say the very least, amusing. It's always great fun to witness the members of the vast right wing conspiracy confronted head-on with the theological flaws that are inherent in their philosophy. Watching that event with my pal, Kevin Swanwick, we both were mesmerized and just slightly overjoyed to be reminded yet again that the basic tenets of Liberalism are in perfect harmony with our Christianity - our Catholicism: feed the hungry, shelter the poor and clothe the naked. Oh, how I wish the camera would have cut to Bush's face the moment he was confronted with the most famous line (and justly so) from the Gospel according to Matthew:

    "I tell you this: whatever you did to the least of these brothers of mine, you did to me."

    Jesus of Nazareth

    One can only imagine how uncomfortable that passage from the scriptures must have made him feel. Or how about the Sermon on the Mount?

    "Blessed are the peace makers
    For they shall be called Sons of God."

    I imagine being confronted with the words of Jesus Christ might make old George just a tad uneasy. The prayers that were offered up by the youngest members of the Kennedy clan, in Teddy's own words, were the most touching part of the entire day:

    "That human beings be measured not by what they cannot do. That quality health care becomes a fundamental right and not a privilege. That old policies of race and gender die away. That newcomers be accepted, no matter their color or place of birth. That the nation stand united against violence, hate and war. That the work begins anew, and the dream lives on. We pray to the Lord."

    Lord hear our prayer.

    After the mass had ended, and Kevin and I headed into town to get a cup of coffee, I was almost stunned by the good cheer I felt. Ted Kennedy's funeral was truly a joyous event. Truth be told, it was damned-near therapeutic! The politics of joy as opposed to the politics of fear. There ain't nothin' like it in the world, Baby!

    The stark contrasts between the ideals of the Progressive movement and the right wing's backwards and greedy ideology were out in public Saturday for all to compare and contrast at Our Lady of Perpetual Comfort Church in Boston. The differences were so obvious, you could not have missed them had you tried.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

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  11. "the basic tenets of Liberalism are in perfect harmony with our Christianity - our Catholicism: feed the hungry, shelter the poor and clothe the naked."

    Then why can't a great number of liberals get back to their 'basic tenets' and realize Jesus words apply to the helpless unborn as well?
    Dave

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  12. Tom Degan,

    "I tell you this: whatever you did to the least of these brothers of mine, you did to me."

    So,

    50 million babies aborted, including ones that are partially born and have their brains vaccuumed out through their skulls.

    William Kennedy Smith getting away with rape multiple times.

    Waitress sandwiches with Chris Dodd.

    Giving crucial information to the Russians during the Reagan administration.

    Driving his first wife to alcoholism and despair and getting an "annulment" to declare his children bastards and declare the mother of his children no longer his wife.

    And, last but not least, leaving a helpless woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, to suffocate in car while he went home and enjoyed a good night's rest.

    So, explain to me why *Bush* would have been uncomfortable there?

    Can someone explain the logic to me, please? Clearly my BA isn't up to something like this.

    Seriously, I'll agree with your point if you have something to say that is logical, coherent, and consistent with the points you already made.

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  13. Actually, I just realized that Bush never contributed to the English language by giving us a verb like "to bork."

    Now it all makes sense.

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  14. I totally agree with Mouse's reply to Tom Degan. Did Degan try to drag Bush into this in order to sanitize a rotter? It doesn't sell---Teddy did enough damage on earth and at last resides in the spot he earned by his "works".

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  15. Tom Degan, yes, Bush is a hypocrite. And so are you, and I and everyone else breathing. If you are saying Bush is somehow MORE guilty of "doing unto the least of my brothers" than any other president, then you are a bigger moron than your rant suggests. Bush sent MILLIONS in medicinal aid to Africa to combat HIV. He was the first president to do this (nope, not even the illustrious Clintons did). I'm assuming your gripe with him has to do with the Iraq war. I didn't support this war as the church said not to. But regardless, all presidents make decisions to take military actions. Obama still has troups in Iraq despite his promise to get everyone out (my cousin will be deployed in October) and he has no intention of leaving Afganistan anytime soon.

    So, maybe you should take a deep look in the mirror and see your own hipocrisy before trying to call out who has treated the least of our brothers badly. In the end, God will be the judge of that, not you.

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  16. Thanks, patt s.!

    I guess we ignorant, crazy, conservative hillbillies who don't get arguments like this have to stick together.

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  17. Not to introduce a note of dissent, but, while I agree that Obamacare was probably what they had in mind, and while I also agree that including that particular intercession at Kennedy's funeral was wildly inappropriate, if you look at the actual words used, they are consistent with the Church's position.

    The argument isn't over whether or not we want access to decent healthcare for everyone, or even really over whether healthcare is a right (the Church's position is that it is), but over how best to make that happen.


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    Karen, We don't need government taking over our health care system. Period.

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    OK, this is frustrating. I've been watching proponents of Obamacare make this equivalence, but I didn't realize that opponents were doing it, too.

    Advocating access to healthcare for everyone DOES NOT imply a government takeover of healthcare, any more than saying that food and water are rights implies a government takeover of the food industry.

    There have been alternative proposals to Obamacare—in particular, changing regulatory laws to make it easier for individuals to purchase affordable health insurance on their own, instead of via their employers—which would improve the situation via the free market. The government would only need to be involved at the level of providing some sort of safety net for the very poor and those with pre-existing conditions.

    There is more than one way to skin a cat. The choice is NOT Obamacare or nothing.

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