Monday, August 31, 2009

What Was NOT Said Was a Slap in The Face

Pope Benedict XVI recently sent a gentle letter in response to an imminent Kennedy death.
NOT Teddy's though....

The Pope wrote a personal letter to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Teddy's sister, a real human being, who 'advocated on behalf of the poor, the mentally handicapped and the unborn', the day before Eunice died in early August.

Teddy M. on the other hand, wrote a deathbed confessional to the Pope (never once asking forgiveness), & received a form letter reply.

You get what you give, Senator-- you essentially boasted of yourself to the Holy See, and of your non-Christian deeds during your years of a leadership role in the United States. Explaining your un-Catholic votes and non-Christian stances on so many issues to the main guy, was a desperate act.

Trying to justify abortion, taking away the role of God from Him in deciding what is/is not a basic Human Right during your career, and relating, "I have always tried to be a faithful Catholic, Your Holiness, and though I have fallen short through human failings, I have never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings of my faith. I continue to pray for God's blessings on you and on our church and would be most thankful for your prayers for me."

I can see Benedict rolling his eyes from here, when he read that gibberish....
Gee, was Benedict alive in '69, when MaryJo drowned in that Oldsmobile of yours?
That's sure some 'respect of fundamental teachings of (Catholic) faith', alright.

A U.S. Church official said that while Cardinal McCarrick cleared the reading with the Washington-based papal nuncio (the pope's personal and official representative in the U.s., the equivalent of the Vatican ambassador), "there wasn't any word from Rome. And I don't expect there will be." "These decisions [about how to react to deaths of public figures] ultimately depend on the Holy Father," says the Vatican diplomat. "There's no fixed rule."

There IS a very fixed rule in Heaven, though;
a very clear set of rules can be found in Exodus 20.
And no appellate court, no higher Judge, either, Senator.


Most Rev. Gregori said...

I suppose that in his arrogance, Ted Kennedy thought that his letter was a free ticket to heaven.

What we all saw in Kennedy is representative of so many "Christians" today, Catholic and Protestant. They feel that they can reinterpret the Scriptures to fit their own personal peccadilloes and that is okay because,gosh, Jesus loves me.
Thanks to liberal brainwashing, everyone seems to think that every said or written can be "interpreted" in so many different ways to mean so many different things. They fail to think that maybe the author meant exactly what he said.

LSP said...

Good post - thanks for that.

Benedictus XVI - putting the smackdown on heretics everywhere.

The Local Malcontent said...

Ted Kennedy is guiity of trying to raise Man over God.
and denyiny or restricting liberty to Americans and to Massachuia, uh, Massachusettian (^*$), Bay Staters.

Also I'm told that Mary Jo K. died in Teddy's Oldsmobile, not a Buick.

Subvet said...

Great post. The silence of the Pope speaks volumes.

Spitfire said...

I'm glad the Pope wrote to Eunice Kennedy Shriver. While I don't agree with the Kennedy's form of Catholicism, I was very impressed with her hard work for those with different abilities. I'm sorry also that Ted Kennedy didn't pay more attention to his catechism classes...his loss. Perhaps now he understands that actions speak louder than any words. Good Post LM. Shalom, Spitfire

The Local Malcontent said...

Quite obviously, this is a very touchy matter, and I admit to being interested in the comments of my friend's, my devoted, devotional follers words here.
From a non-Catholic Catholic, a Roman Catholic, and a beloved Jewiss thus far, I could not be more proud, happier,

and more reassured of OUR lives' spiritual orientation~!