A Kennedy denied communion... for being inherently against moral teaching... refreshing.
11/23/2009 12:03:00 AM - Kevin McCullough
Patrick is NOT a faithful Catholic!
It is encouraging to me when a member of the clergy, reinforces the moral teachings of it's doctrine, even when to do so makes it exceedingly unpopular. Such was the case this weekend with Patrick Kennedy, lone surviving member of the Kennedy clan currently in Congress.
“The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion,” Kennedy said in a telephone interview.
This is a very good thing, for it forces Kennedy to do one of two things. Renounce his politics for the authenticity of his faith. Or renounce his faith for the authenticity of his politics. Shocking to no one, Kennedy loves his politics, and the trappings that come with them MORE than he loves his God, the teachings of his faith, or what his Savior accomplished for him.
The Baby Boomer generation that wanted God to be the warm-fuzzy easy-to-manipulate Grandpa in the sky is finding out an interesting historical fact. God is no different today than he was two generations ago.
Oh that people who claim to be his would choose to live in light of that reality...
For if they did, the entire planet would be a different place.
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