This is a tricky question. Should Ted Kennedy receive a Catholic funeral? It's not up to me and as I'm not sure I even know the criteria used to decide such things. But I'm sure some of our readers know a lot more. I'll be interested:
In 1979, Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York denied a funeral Mass to slain mafia boss Carmine Galante after he was gunned down at an outdoor cafe. Cooke told the press:Continue reading>>>
"The Archdiocese of New York cannot permit a public celebration of a funeral liturgy for the late Carmine Galante. We extend our sympathy to his family, but we are not able to grant liturgical services in the church because of the scandal that would ensue."