Fr. Barron On Ted Kennedy

There has been so much around the blogospere on Ted Kennedy, that I really didn't want to read any more let alone post anything. Then Father Robert Barron posted his You Tube commentary and I just had to listen as well as share it. As any regular follower of this blog knows, I am a huge fan of Fr. Barron.
Father gives a little of his own background growing up in a very Irish/Catholic family and how his own opinions of the Democratic party began to take shape as he came of age in the late 1970' and 80's.
Listen as Father Barron gives his usual honest and straightforward commentary on Ted Kennedy.


Deanna said…
Blessings to you Karinann.
Watched this video of FR. BARRON.
I'd like to get a copy of Sen. Kennedy's letter.
The letter was nicely worded. It was very decent.
Anne said…
I'm with you, I love Fr. Barron. I've read several of his books and they are amazing! My favorite was "Heaven in Stone and Glass".
Our hearts and prayers are with the Kennedy family. They and our nation has suffered a great loss. The greatest tribute would be for all of us to continue to be pro-active in our fight to get universal health care.

I have contacted the Waterkeeper Alliance to forward the following policy proposal to Robert F. Kennedy. This policy change could help seal the legacy for both Robert and Ted Kennedy as it could cover the uninsured and also cut the governments carbon footprint by 20% to 50%.
The Government already has the funds to pay for Universal Health Care. It is time to stop the madness and violence at the health care reform meetings.
Using shift work for white collar jobs could cut the cost of the 500 million square feet of office space currently in used by the federal government by up to 50%. This would save enough money to provide universal health care. It could also reduce the carbon footprint by 50%. For details go to:

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I believe that when this policy change is adopted by the federal government and the sates, it could have the greatest impact on our society, the economy, and the environment of any other event of Obama's first term. We are looking for a national spokesperson. If adopted by private industry, it would be like finding vast new reserves of oil and metals in the USA, enough to construct as many buildings as we have in the last 150 years. Almost all buildngs can be retro-fitted for the white collar work of the 21st century. It would also stop the giant sucking sound and make American workers competetive again in the global economy. Outsourcing and the movement of our jobs overseas could be reversed. I am working with the unions and environmental goups in Michigan to arrange a meeting with the governor to push this policy change and end the furloughs of state and local government employees.

-It is time to stop the madness at the town hall meetings. The federal government already has the money to pay for universal health care. I have presented my proposal to Michigan congressman, Senators, and governor. Also the Whitehouse, CBO and several environmental groups, unions, and health care advocate groups. I am trying to put together a consortium as the plan will save jobs, save the environment, save money, and provide health insurance. It could have a greater positive impact on the environment than if we could snap our fingers and instantly change every car in the united States into a hybrid

The fact that 50 million of our friends, neighbors, and relatives do not have health coverage is a human tragedy. See for an immediate solution. The government has the money right now to pay for it.
Please post a comment if you do not think this will work or send me an email @, if you have questions. Please share this with everybody.
Colleen said…
Karinann, I like how he spoke. You were right in saying he is honest and straightforward. I would like a copy of that letter also. And I am also glad he did not speak in fire and brimstone and condemnation. He was not judging anyone, alive or dead. He just spoke what he felt and knew. I am going to have to pay more attention to him. Can you recommend a book of his? Thanks for sharing this. God bless!
Colleen said…
Karinann, I am sorry but here is the link to the letter I was talking about - I wasn't very clear - the one Fr Barron mentioned -
Thanks for all the info!
Karinann said…
Thanks for this link, Colleen. Interesting letter, but unfortunately even in this letter the senator doesn't quite get Catholic teaching~he advises birth control for preventing pregnancies.
However I will leave the judging for God; I'll simply pray for him.
Colleen said…
I agree. Thanks again!