On the other hand, Patrick Kennedy is being called to account for his present rejection of, and public activity against, church doctrine.
Thank you Bishop Tobin.
We cannot judge the degree of ‘repentance’, I agree. But Ted’s blatant defiance of the tenets of his faith shown by his voting record was, as far as I know, never called to account by the Church.
There was plenty of opportunity for the Church to take a stand at the time. It’s not the Kennedy’s choices I am questioning, it is the Church’s lack of ‘spine’, historically, in response to those choices.