Regrettably, I write to protest the publication of your Viewpoint article “Ideological debate no longer genuine” in your Sept. 25 issue. The article is a slanted political article which has no place or reason to be in your publication.
The scandal of the high-profile Catholic funeral in Boston for a recognized political leader of the pro-abortion movement in our country has far less to do with Sen. Edward Kennedy’s tireless work on behalf of abortionists than with those clerics who sought to rationalize and misscharacterize this spectacle.
In the understatement of the decades of “legalized” abortion, a holocaust that has claimed over 50 millions lives, Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Sen. Kennedy showed a “lack of support for the unborn.” The senator was the chief political architect of the pro-abortion movement in our country for the almost four decades. Lack of support hardly characterizes the scope of that scandal.
It is a false dichotomy to propose that the choice was between such a high-profile funeral and no funeral. Cardinal O'Malley knows full well that he could have recommended a low-profile non-televised funeral for the family and close friends sans the hierarchy, as did our own former Archbishop Burke upon the death of pro-embryonic stem cell human experimentation advocate Sen. Eagleton.
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