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Cardinal Mahony Calls Kennedy A Champion Of The Powerless
LA Times ^ | August 26, 2009

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; edwardkennedy; illegalimmigration; kennedy; mahony; maryjokopechne; tedkennedy
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1 posted on 08/26/2009 11:10:44 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Mary Jo’ll tell ya.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 11:11:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 11:12:05 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Everytime I hear of a Kennedy, Pelosi, or Giuliani receiving communion, I want to vomit, even though I am no longer Catholic.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 11:12:36 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Steelfish
"the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens."

Mohoney can't disappear fast enough.

5 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:00 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Boehner Baby!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Sorry to disagree here but they never did anything if they weren’t getting payback.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:05 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Steelfish
unless you happen to be a fetus, then no help from a Kennedy
7 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:14 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Time to dig out the pitchforks and torches...............)
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To: Steelfish
This whale of a man would never give the sweat off his back to the poor. He would give the sweat off other peoples’ backs to the right constituencies, though.

That's how you become a leftist saint

8 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

Oh for Heaven’s Sake Cardinal, please be quiet and stop embarrassing us.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 11:13:41 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Steelfish

a champion of “the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens.”

Bull crap!....they were the doormat to the Kennedy compound!


10 posted on 08/26/2009 11:14:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Steelfish

Gag me with a spoon, I am so sick of the ass kissing by the media. This was a very flawed man


11 posted on 08/26/2009 11:14:46 AM PDT by Pedrobud ( Wake up America !!!)
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To: Steelfish
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."

Not true, your Emminence. He openly advocated the killing of the unborn.
12 posted on 08/26/2009 11:14:49 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than most major newspapers have readers.)
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To: Steelfish

As long as the powerless aren’t in the back seat of a sinking car, then ok...


13 posted on 08/26/2009 11:15:54 AM PDT by joejm65
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To: Steelfish
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."

According to Cardinal Mahony, Kennedy's crusade against the unborn doesn't count.

14 posted on 08/26/2009 11:15:55 AM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: Steelfish

BS!


15 posted on 08/26/2009 11:15:57 AM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Steelfish
Not all the powerless...


16 posted on 08/26/2009 11:16:16 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 11:16:19 AM PDT by livius
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To: Steelfish

Is Mary Jo Kopechne one of these “helpless”?


18 posted on 08/26/2009 11:16:34 AM PDT by Michel12
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To: netmilsmom
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19 posted on 08/26/2009 11:17:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $1 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Steelfish

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.


20 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:03 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: Steelfish

Mahony is a bull shit artist.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:03 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Steelfish

I guess Pug a Mahoney thinks abortion is social justice.


22 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:05 AM PDT by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: Steelfish
Mary Jo and about 45 million babies.



23 posted on 08/26/2009 11:18:06 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RC2

Kennedy never sacrificed his lifestyle one iota to help another human being on this planet.


24 posted on 08/26/2009 11:19:08 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: livius

Cardinal Mahony, damaging The Church from within, merits one special punishment I believe.


25 posted on 08/26/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: domenad

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.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 11:19:19 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: Steelfish

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.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 11:19:53 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

http://travismonitor.blogspot.com/2009/08/ted-kennedy-legacy.html

The Ted Kennedy Legacy: An undisciplined liberalism that doesn’t 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 Robert’s passion and intensity and Jack’s 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 Kennedy’s 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 Kennedy’s 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 didn’t 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.

Kennedy’s 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. Kennedy’s 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 Kennedy’s 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.


28 posted on 08/26/2009 11:20:22 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Steelfish

Mary JO & The UNborn would strongly disagree with the good Cardinal.


29 posted on 08/26/2009 11:21:02 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Drop Kick me Jesus through the Goal Post of Life.. . . . .)
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To: Steelfish

Yep, Kennedy was all about helping the powerless says the fox to the henhouse. sarc/


30 posted on 08/26/2009 11:21:10 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

This is why I no longer worship in the Catholic church.

What rubbish! I can’t wait to see this guy burn in hell.


31 posted on 08/26/2009 11:21:14 AM PDT by Daniel II (I'm Jim Thompson, this is my brother Jimmy, and this is my other brother Jimmy)
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To: Steelfish

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!


32 posted on 08/26/2009 11:21:15 AM PDT by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: Steelfish

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!


33 posted on 08/26/2009 11:22:09 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: Steelfish
A champion of the thieves who wish to rob the productive members of society to enable the bums of Americas lifestyle.
34 posted on 08/26/2009 11:22:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: Steelfish
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."

I guess the Catholic Church doesn't care that this slime was complicit in 50,000,000+ baby deaths!!!!!!!

Champion indeed!!!!!

35 posted on 08/26/2009 11:22:48 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

“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.


36 posted on 08/26/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: Steelfish

Cardinal Mahony is an A-hole.


37 posted on 08/26/2009 11:24:00 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Socialism is not a bad word. It is a bad concept.)
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To: Steelfish

I can only suppose the check cleared.


38 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:01 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Steelfish

Mahoney is one of the biggest anti american POS in the country!!!!


39 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:10 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Steelfish

I see that in addition to covering for child molesters, Cardinal Mahony is now praising murderers. Why quit when you’re on a role?


40 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:25 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: Steelfish

Mahony: it figures


41 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:28 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Where's the birth cert?)
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To: BlackElk

FYI I think somebody on the inside need a few WORDS of truth, he is not helping the image.


42 posted on 08/26/2009 11:25:54 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Steelfish
And you, Your Excellency, are a champion of the uninformed and un-catechized.

43 posted on 08/26/2009 11:26:49 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. God help us.)
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To: Steelfish
The unborn are the real powerless in American society.

Fat Teddy Kennedy didn't give a rats arse about the unborn and made sure women had an easier time killing off their children.

44 posted on 08/26/2009 11:28:42 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Just mythoughts

Paging Pope Benedict.

Time to implement that “Enforcer” reputation.

WAY, past time, actually.....


45 posted on 08/26/2009 11:29:14 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: bmwcyle

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.


46 posted on 08/26/2009 11:31:48 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The AFL-CIO and SEIU.....two domestic terrorist organizations doing Obama's dirty work for him.)
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To: Steelfish
Nice going, Cardinal Mahony. You're doing a fine circa 2003 Charles Pierce (columnist at the Boston Globe Magazine) impersonation:
"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."

47 posted on 08/26/2009 11:33:55 AM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: EyeGuy
Paging Pope Benedict. Time to implement that “Enforcer” reputation. WAY, past time, actually.....

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'.

48 posted on 08/26/2009 11:36:01 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Cicero

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.


49 posted on 08/26/2009 11:36:42 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (So how about, in honor of the American soldier, ya quit making things up? - Gov. Palin)
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To: domenad

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.


50 posted on 08/26/2009 11:37:26 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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