Saturday, August 29, 2009

At Kennedy burial, notes to and from pope

One last surprise from the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy: at his burial service in Washington tonight, Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick read excerpts from the exchange of letters between the dying senator and the Vatican. The letters are extremely revealing, both of the importance of Catholic faith and the Catholic church to Kennedy, and of the pastoral response from the pope even to a politician with whom the church had serious disagreements.

Here is the text of Cardinal McCarrick's remarks:

At Kennedy burial, notes to and from pope - Articles of Faith - Boston.com

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