Catholic tradition influenced Ted Kennedy the Senator and the man. But he did not wear his religion on his sleeve, instead grounding his commitment in the experiences of the poor, immigrants, women, LGBT persons and others.
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Sen. Edward Kennedy succumbed this week to brain cancer at the age of 77. During his 46-year career in the Senate, Kennedy’s name appeared on virtually every major piece of progressive legislation from civil rights to economic justice.
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) died late last night, at 77, of the brain cancer he had fought since May 2008.