RIP: Senator Edward Kennedy

Although I did not agree with his pro-death, anti-Catholic policies, I was very sad to hear of the death of Senator Edward Kennedy. I had been praying for his health -- particularly his spiritual health.

As a child, I admired his brothers, President John Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy. I was devastated when they were both assassinated. The incident at Chappaquiddick made me shudder and led me to pray for Edward Kennedy. I sincerely hope that he was able to repent on his death bed. Let us pray for the repose of his soul.

From CNA:

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) passed away last night at the age of 77 after a battle with brain cancer.  Kennedy, a Catholic, will be remembered for his service to the poor, and dedication to education but also his opposition to pro-life issues.

After a long struggle with brain cancer, last night Sen. Kennedy took a turn for the worse while at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.  Surrounded by his family members and a priest, Fr. Patrick Tarrant, he passed away around 11:30 p.m.  Entire story here.

More Reactions and Information: 

American Life League: Statement on the Passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy

LifeSiteNews.Com: Ted Kennedy, Abortion Advocate and Health Reform Mastermind, Dead at 77

First Things: Ted Kennedy, Healthcare & Purgatory by The Anchoress

Patrick Madrid:  My Response to Sr. Maureen Feidler's Comments About Ted Kennedy's Passing

My Domestic Church - Elena: Senator Kennedy: RIP (Includes Video)

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Senator Edward Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

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  1. I know we are not to judge, and I believe his brain tumor may have been a blessing for him, giving him time to rethink everything. I have prayed for his re-conversion but do not know what took place in his final hour or moments. I can only think if he did not re-convert, I would have hatted to be him when he met St. Peter.

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