Finally, The Catholic Church Stands on Principle. Uncle Teddy’s Widow Invite to Speak at Graduation Rescinded
Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator “Uncle Teddy” Kennedy, has had her invitation to give a graduation speech rescinded by Bishop Robert McManus of the Boston Area.
“Bishop McManus is acting, he feels, consistently with what all of the U.S. bishops asked colleges or higher institutions to do going back to 2004, that they not honor … Catholics who take a public stance or position on issues contrary to things that the Church is trying to teach,”
Mrs. Kennedy feels slighted by the rebuke:
“I am a lifelong Catholic and my faith is very important to me. I have not met Bishop McManus nor has he been willing to meet with me to discuss his objections.”
Gee, lets see Mrs. Teddy, You are publicly pro-choice. Your late husband is symbolic of Obamacare. Remember the calls: “Do it for Uncle Teddy”? I do. You remember Obamacare Mrs. Teddy don’t you? The law that is part and parcel of the federal government trying to force its views on the Catholic Church. The faith that you find so important that believes that life begins at conception. That birth control and abortions go against God’s will. That both you and your late husband have worked all your adult lives to not only make legal, but to ever expand it.
Mrs. Kennedy you wrote the preface of the book “The Catholic Case for Obama”. This book talks about the social justice that Obama has fought so hard for. No such justice for the unborn. No such justice for the 1st amendment and religious conscience.
It goes to say this:
But perhaps most of all, he or she is a heroic figure and moral example for our children and for the life of the country
You acknowledge that president is an example of morality to the country and the youth of the country while making the case that the most pro-abortion president in history is the one to lead our nation. I seem to remember that Uncle Teddy’s endorsement of President Obama was helped him to become viewed as a serious candidate. Yeah, you and your husband had a great deal to do with getting President Obama elected.
You then have the audacity to question why you wouldn’t be invited to speak at a Catholic college graduation?
You are a very intelligent women. I think you should be able to figure it out.
Kudos to Bishop McManus for standing his ground. It is time that the Catholic Church start walking the walk when it comes to the people who have done everything possible to undermine the life lessons that the church is trying to promote. Now, you need onto move to Sen. Kerry and Nanny Pelosi next.