On page 6 of the October 2011 edition of Our Parish Times is a 2/3 page advertisement for the annual White Mass. It will take place Sunday, October 23rd at 11:30am at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew on Rhode Island Avenue. This Mass is meant to "honor persons with special needs".
Listed therein is the "2011 Honorary Planning Committee". We see on that list Mark Shriver. No doubt he is on that list because of his parents, the late Eunice and Sargent Shriver. Both did heroic work in their service to handicapped youngsters. Moreover, both were pro-life and did not countenance abortion.
Sadly, not all their children followed in their footsteps, but rather those of Uncle Ted. Many people don't know that Ted Kennedy once was pro-life, but flip-flopped with what he perceived to be public opinion and literally threw the babes under the bus. Mark Shriver, in his public career, promoted the legalized murder of babies, as evidenced by a Washington Post interview during his failed run for US Congress (the pertinent remarks are near the bottom of the page). The "right to choose" often involves the deliberate murder of babies found to be handicapped, precisely because of their handicap. Now why again should he be honored by being on this "honorary committee"?