Cardinal Seán has a reflective, discerning blog post up about Senator Kennedy’s funeral.

While I don’t agree with how the funeral transpired — the platform petitions, the canonization, etc — I also don’t agree with those who said we should not have given him a Catholic burial.    But it is a difficult path to tread — a solemn funeral, respectful of the family and to the deceased — without looking like you approve of everything the deceased or his family has stood for or done.

At any rate, his blog post is worth a read.