FishEaters Traditional Catholic Forums

Full Version: Spitting on Christ in our time
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2
This whole travesty just made me sick to my stomach; it was even worse than the notre dame shame because there were cardinals there also approving.  The scandals continue...

---------------------------------

ALL President on Kennedy Funeral: "Beyond Anything I have Witnessed in 65 Years"

http://pewsitter.com/view_news2_id_22895.php

By Judie Brown, President, American Life League (ALL)

September 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Each of us who believe in the justice and mercy of God are called, as an act of charity, to pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased. However, there are some rubrics of decorum that should - at the very least - have been respected over this past weekend. I speak, of course, of the grandiose funeral ceremonies, particularly the Catholic funeral Mass, for Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

The entire travesty, from the television cameras to spectacle itself, goes beyond anything I have witnessed in my more than 65 years of life. In fact, while we all thought the appearance of President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame was a scandal, the very idea that he offered a eulogy in a basilica, while the real presence of Christ was in the tabernacle, is perhaps the most dastardly thing I have ever seen.

America witnessed this nation's most avid supporter of abortion on demand, standing in a Catholic basilica, during the Mass, speaking of a fellow pro-abort in glowing terms! That alone is such an insult to Christ that words simply cannot express my sorrow. Yet a greater source of sadness is that the Cardinal Sean O'Malley, of the Archdiocese of Boston, looked on as though insulting Christ Himself were an everyday occurrence.

Oh yes, there will be those who will excoriate me for saying such a thing, but please, let's get to the heart of the matter, shall we?

I am a practicing Catholic. I understand the laws of the Church as they relate to funerals, public figures who persist in supporting grave moral evils while calling themselves Catholic and the proper type of funeral for someone who did not publicly repent of such actions.

Not a single one of us knows the state of Senator Kennedy's soul at his death, but his public record is sufficient to clarify for one and all the myriad reasons why such a Mass, presided over by a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, was a total, absolute insult to Christ the Lord.

A learned gentleman, who has written at length about problems in the Catholic Church over these past 40-plus years, told me that the funeral Mass was the "inversion of all things Catholic." It is a perfect example of what many describe as bowing to human respect rather than abiding by the laws of God and serving Him first without counting the cost.

Clearly, Saint John Vianney was correct when he said, "Do you know what the devil's first temptation is to the person who wants to serve God with dedication? It is human respect!"  Senator Kennedy devoted a great deal of his public life to assuring the deaths of millions of human beings - members of the human family who happened to reside in their mother's wombs. He repeatedly defied Catholic teaching, arrogantly receiving the body and blood of Christ when he knew as certainly as he knew his name that aborting a child is an act of murder and a grievous crime defined in precisely those terms by the Catholic Church. And the hierarchy looked on.

By presiding at the funeral Mass and subsequent burial service, prelates of the Roman Catholic Church created much more than a scandal. Now millions of Americans are totally confused about what it means to be Catholic. The words that were uttered by these prelates prove that they did, in fact, ignore the dead babies in order to give glowing words of praise to the man who sanctioned their killing.

Spitting on Christ Himself at His crucifixion could not have been any more disdainful than what we witnessed Saturday.

I pray that the suffering this debacle has caused faithful Catholics turns into a renewal of commitment to Christ, His Church, His real presence in the Eucharist and His little ones. Finally, in response to the Saturday disgraces, I do not hesitate to quote Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger), who, in his 1997 book, Salt of the Earth: Christianity and the Catholic Church at the End of the Millennium, wrote of the state of the Church, including the "lowering of moral standards even among men of the Church":

"The words of the Bible and of the Church fathers rang in my ears, those sharp condemnations of shepherds who are like mute dogs; in order to avoid conflicts, that let the poison spread. Peace is not the first civic duty, and a bishop whose only concern is not to have any problems and to gloss over as many conflicts as possible is an image I find repulsive."

Judie Brown described it very well- Ted Kennedy's funeral was an insult to Christ indeed.
I am such an avid lover and adorer of the Eucharist. When I see such indifference to the tabernacle in my own church it breaks my heart. So I would have to agree that having Obama there is down right blasphemous and an atrocity

People who were attending behaved badly at the funeral, too.  I wanted to see the inside of the church so I watched the first part, couldn't believe how people were milling around and talking in the sanctuary.  This was before the casket was brought in but at every funeral I've ever been to, people have come in, sat down and been quiet and respectful, even in Protestant churches that are without the Real Presence.

If it's true that the family's request to have the funeral at the cathedral was denied, that's good.  Too bad they weren't also told that O'bama could not give the eulogy.  I thought the celebrant always gave the eulogy. . .
I just cringed when I heard about this abysmal event.

I couldn't be brought to watch it... to see people disregard Our Lord in the Eucharist and treat Him so casually grieves me deeply because I know he is only a prisoner of the tabernacle out of love, which so many don't even care about...

Sad~~~~

I am glad Judi Brown is getting fed-up,,,, our bishops need to be chastised and disciplined somehow.
(09-02-2009, 04:48 AM)PaxVobiscum Wrote: [ -> ]People who were attending behaved badly at the funeral, too.   I wanted to see the inside of the church so I watched the first part, couldn't believe how people were milling around and talking in the sanctuary.   This was before the casket was brought in but at every funeral I've ever been to, people have come in, sat down and been quiet and respectful, even in Protestant churches that are without the Real Presence.

If it's true that the family's request to have the funeral at the cathedral was denied, that's good.  Too bad they weren't also told that O'bama could not give the eulogy.  I thought the celebrant always gave the eulogy. . .




I find it quite ironic that *a* not *the*,but a antiChrist would give the eulogy at the funeral of one of the most pro-abortion politicans yet. Notice that Kennedy's son and nephew when speaking, that neither of them said one word about prayers for the deceased, not 1 word. Do we know if Obama took Communion? 
Kinda makes you wonder what the Kennedys might have on the Archdiocese of Boston?
(09-02-2009, 10:24 AM)Anastasia Wrote: [ -> ]Kinda makes you wonder what the Kennedys might have on the Archdiocese of Boston?
One word, MONEY and connections. Okay two words, money, connections and CELEBRITY.
Three words, money, connections, celebrity and Money.

Oh well, nobody expects the Kennedy Imposition.
It is my understanding that Senator Ted Kennedy corresponded with the Holy Father before his death and expressed regret and sorrow for areas and actions in his life.  I hope that this was some indication that he made a good last Confession and received Holy Communion properly.  His Pastor knows and I trust the Church to respond properly.

I did not watch the Funeral Mass on TV but I responded to the Senator's death by placing him on my list of souls for whom to pray.  My devotion to the Holy Souls includes praying the Holy Souls Novena every day.  I start the Novena on Sunday and carry it through to the ninth day which is the following second Monday.  I am currently praying the Novena for the Senator and his brother, Jack, the President. 

I am in great need of Christ's mercy and believe His words which require us to be merciful to others.
(09-02-2009, 10:24 AM)Anastasia Wrote: [ -> ]Kinda makes you wonder what the Kennedys might have on the Archdiocese of Boston?

Don't forget, this was the Archdiocese that was the epicenter of the sex scandals that rocked the Church. My guess is that O'Malley and company didn't want any bad publicity that would have accompanied denying Kennedy a public funeral Mass.
Pages: 1 2