Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009)
Just weeks after the passing of his sister Eunice Shriver, Sen. Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy has passed away from brain cancer.
It is no secret that Sen. Kennedy was one of my least favorite public figures. But the time for political assessments will come later. As my friend Don so graciously put it:
The purpose of this ... is neither praise nor condemnation. It is for poor sinners to ask the mercy of God upon another poor sinner. I strongly condemned Edward Kennedy during his life. I will strongly condemn his record in the future. Now I ask that his soul may receive the mercy of God.Amen. Requeiscat in pace.
The Anchoress: Ted Kennedy, Healthcare & Purgatory
National Catholic Register: Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009
Ed Morrissey: Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009
CatholicVote.org: Statement on Passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy
Mark Shea: So Long, Ted Kennedy
Bill Bennett: Their Lion, Our Bane
John Fund: Novak and Kennedy, Allies at the End
Joe Carter at First Thoughts: Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009
The American Catholic has a comprehensive roundup: Reaction To The Passing Away Of Ted Kennedy Around The Catholic World