Skip to comments.Cardinal Mahony Calls Kennedy A Champion Of The Powerless
Posted on 08/26/2009 11:10:43 AM PDT by Steelfish
Cardinal Mahony calls Kennedy a champion of the powerless August 26, 2009
Cardinal Roger Mahony issued a statement today calling the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) a champion of "the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens."
Mahony recalled how the two worked together after the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act was introduced in 2007.
Kennedy "was keenly aware of the plight of immigrant peoples in our nation and was an advocate for their rights and their full inclusion into the culture and economy of our country."
Mahony was one of several prominent California figures to issue statements about the death of Kennedy on Tuesday night.
"Even though he lived in the far northeast corner of our country, he had a deep and personal sense of the needs of the poorest across the land," Mahony said. "He never tired in speaking up for them and their rights and needs."
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement Tuesday night that said he and his wife were "saddened by the passing of Uncle Teddy."
Mahony said in his statement: "He was known to the world as the Lion of the Senate, a champion of social justice, and a political icon. Teddy taught us all that public service isn't a hobby or even an occupation, but a way of life and his legacy will live on."
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Mary Jo’ll tell ya.
So, he defended the little kids whose pants you put your hand down? Because that would have been defending the powerless, along with helping a waterlogged woman from a car filling rapidly with river water.
Everytime I hear of a Kennedy, Pelosi, or Giuliani receiving communion, I want to vomit, even though I am no longer Catholic.
Mohoney can't disappear fast enough.
Sorry to disagree here but they never did anything if they weren’t getting payback.
That's how you become a leftist saint
Oh for Heaven’s Sake Cardinal, please be quiet and stop embarrassing us.
a champion of “the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens.”
Bull crap!....they were the doormat to the Kennedy compound!
Gag me with a spoon, I am so sick of the ass kissing by the media. This was a very flawed man
As long as the powerless aren’t in the back seat of a sinking car, then ok...
According to Cardinal Mahony, Kennedy's crusade against the unborn doesn't count.
Well, Mahony may not be fat, but he’s a comfy rich b**tard who should sure know another “defender of the poor” when he sees one.
Is Mary Jo Kopechne one of these “helpless”?
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Teddy hated WASPs. That’s why he pushed the Immigration Act of 1965 — a big reason why our country is overrun by Third Worlders. I guess God wanted to reach them with the gospel. That’s why they’re here. Teddy I hope you got right with God. You were an evil man.
Mahony is a bull shit artist.
I guess Pug a Mahoney thinks abortion is social justice.
Kennedy never sacrificed his lifestyle one iota to help another human being on this planet.
Cardinal Mahony, damaging The Church from within, merits one special punishment I believe.
The insular nature of hierarchies leads catholic religious to conclusions they will regret. It’s amazing how the political landscape is changing right under their feet and they feel the need to stand with the enemies of Jesus.
Unfortunately Cardinal Mahoney is one of the worst bishops in the Church. Killing tens of millions of innocent babies is not the best way to champion the powerless.
The Ted Kennedy Legacy: An undisciplined liberalism that doesnt know its limitations.
Falling prey to the same type of brain cancer that recently took journalist Bob Novak, Senator Ted Kennedy died yesterday.
In his young years, he was overshadowed by his prominent older brothers. He was the weaker brother, lacking Roberts passion and intensity and Jacks intelligence and wit. He got kicked out of college for cheating and then used someone to cheat for him to pass the law exam. On the basis of his Presidential brother and his Kennedy political family strength, yet having no real prior experience or accomplishments save for his name, he became in 1962 a young Massachusetts Senator.
Who would have thought that this man would end up as important a member of the Kennedy clan as any other? Yet he did. Ted Kennedys near life-long and almost half-a-century career was as a US Senator from Massachusetts, and in that position he has impacted nearly every issue of this whole era.
Ted Kennedys lack of discipline in his personal life led to the tragedy of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Drunk and with Mary Jo in July 1969, Ted drove off a bridge in Chappaquiddick, submerging his car; he escaped from the sunken car, but instead of seeking help to save her life he ran and swam away. His actions killed Mary Jo, and it took remarkable control of the media and the local judicial process by his powerful family to coverup his true crime and save his political career. In the end, it would doom his chances for the Presidency when, in 1980, he was simply unable to account for and explain his actions. Scandal didnt leave him. He was accused of using drugs in the 1980s and in 1991 was caught up in the date-rape charge made against his nephew.
Kennedys legacy politically will be his actions for 45 years on the Senate floor. Admired so much by liberals, he became for them the ‘lion’ of the Senate. To Ted Kennedy, Federal Government was the hammer and every social issue was the nail. His political legacy, like his personal one, is one of undisciplined liberalism. Unmoored by constraints of fiscal discipline or policy constraints of asking whether Government programs are effective, efficient and worthwhile.
Kennedy pushed through a 1965 immigration bill, predicting wrongly that it would not
Greatly change or expand immigration:
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix (of the country) will not be upset...” — Kennedy, speaking in the Senate in favor of his 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act.
Kennedy was wrong. The immigration bill’s impact was huge, and it helped spawn the ongoing endemic problems of illegal immigration while radically shifting the types of immigrants that come to America.
Kennedy wrongly predicted when the oil and gas prices were being decontrolled in 1981 that priced would skyrocket. The opposite happened. In the 1980s, the price of oil fell as previously high prices put demand down and the new OPEC supplies overwhelmed demand.
Kennedy incited the era of Borking and ugly Supreme Court nomination politics with his inflammatory and slanderous charges against Robert Bork on the Senate floor. The truth would not suffice to defeat Bork, So Kennedy scare-mongered against Bork:
Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is — and is often the only — protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy....
This was not an outburst but a calculated political slander. Kennedys lies worked. What was before that time a mostly rubber-stamp confirmation of Presidential picks, which in turn were in many cases guesswork, became a high-stakes arena for the right and left to duke out to control the interpretation of the Constitution.
At various times, Senator Kennedy has made other inflammatory remarks, for pointed political effect. Just as remarkable has been the restrained and often kind way the targets of his attacks have responded. After Kennedy attacked President G W Bush on the Senate floor, in effect accusing him of starting the Iraq war for oil profits, he was lauded by the GHWBush library for his public service as a Senator.
Ted Kennedy over the years added gravitas and accomplishments, mainly by pushing through Government expansion bills. Under President Bush, he wrote (his staff wrote) the No Child Left Behind act. President Bush in effect allowed his domestic agenda to get written by Kennedy. Republicans such as Senator Hatch and Senator McCain worked with Kennedy on ‘bipartisan’ bills.
Ted Kennedys true legacy is that of liberalism to excess. He would think nothing of proposing more spending in an era of trillion dollar deficits; he ushered in the era of making political blood sport out of judicial nominations. He would think nothing of tearing down a president for political gain. For good or bad, Ted Kennedy has shaped much of politics today. His legacy? Look to our leviathan Federal Government itself. It’s the house that Ted built.
Mary JO & The UNborn would strongly disagree with the good Cardinal.
Yep, Kennedy was all about helping the powerless says the fox to the henhouse. sarc/
This is why I no longer worship in the Catholic church.
What rubbish! I can’t wait to see this guy burn in hell.
I keep checking the Obits to make sure the B*tard is really dead. I bet a lot of folks go there to make sure he really is deceased.
PS Bury him at a cross road at midnight!
The hell is wrong with this cardinal? How the heck did he get that position anyhow? Champion of the powerless? You mean criminals, lazy bums who make trouble etc ILLEGALS!
I guess the Catholic Church doesn't care that this slime was complicit in 50,000,000+ baby deaths!!!!!!!
“Teddy hated WASPs. “
GOOD POINT. He supported Noraid in the 1970s, an IRA group that was fighting the protestants in Northern Ireland. That hatred could create a confluence of opposition to the WASP/GOP elite of the 19th century that was overrun by the Irish Democrats in Ted Kennedy’s fathers day.
In short, his Irish heritage made him anti-British and anti-WASP, which made him opposed to the old elites in American history. Hence his actions to destroy it.
Cardinal Mahony is an A-hole.
I can only suppose the check cleared.
Mahoney is one of the biggest anti american POS in the country!!!!
I see that in addition to covering for child molesters, Cardinal Mahony is now praising murderers. Why quit when you’re on a role?
Mahony: it figures
FYI I think somebody on the inside need a few WORDS of truth, he is not helping the image.
And you, Your Excellency, are a champion of the uninformed and un-catechized.
Fat Teddy Kennedy didn't give a rats arse about the unborn and made sure women had an easier time killing off their children.
Paging Pope Benedict.
Time to implement that “Enforcer” reputation.
WAY, past time, actually.....
Mahony is the KING of the aholes.
When I lived in California, this piece of pond scum was urging people to vote for democrats.
A piece of garbage who should have been booted out of the church years ago.
"If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age."
Toooo little toooo late, and to say anything about the reality of the situation automatically gets one branded/marked a 'hater' or without class as this nation get the religious sell out into socialism. A 'lion' in the Senate and a 'woman' in a red dress in the House of Representatives both would get a pass before my commoner unlearned 'soul'.
And moving to different parishes pedophile priests - don’t forget that. It’s all this bs from the Catholic Church that I absolutely cannot abide. I’m having a hard time with this punk/puke and Cardinal Law not being defrocked (or whatever the term is).
And for anybody thinking of telling me a couple of things about the notion of forgiveness, spare me.
That has always puzzled me. Just how is it Teddy got out of the car and Mary Jo couldn’t? If he opened a door and got out, why not pull her out as well? If he had time to do that, why not her? How deep was the water at that location? Even though it was nighttime, he could have felt around the car for her. There’s just so much room in a car. So many obvious questions. Of course, it appears that he wanted her to drown. Something must have happened that he wanted covered up. Well it is covered up, with six feet of dirt.