Today's readings 9/5 and Kennedy funeral

Hearing today’s second reading regarding not giving preferential treatment to the rich at church, I couldn’t help but think of the Kennedy funeral and all of the attention that the church is giving to the rich politician before and after his death. I can understand forgiving Kennedy for a sinful life (if he was repentent in the end) and giving him a Christian burial. What I don’t understand is why he got so much more attention than any other parrishoner would have received.

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