Remembering Kennedy

By Simon Barrow
September 7, 2009

Ted Kennedy was an outspoken advocate of social justice, but also (as he himself recognised) a deeply flawed person.

Jim Wallis of Sojourners / Call to Renewal has written a thoughtful and moving piece about the funeral of the last large-scale representative of the US Kennedy dynasty, indicating the ways in which Catholic faith and social commitment were deeply woven into his complex, and sometimes contradictory, story.

It's quite a contrast to the rather mean-spirited account by Raymond Arroyo (

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