I don’t normally blog about obituaries here — religious leaders and prominent people of faith die every week, after all — but the coverage of the death of trailblazing vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, 75, struck me as particularly interesting, from a faith-related perspective. (Also, Zsa Zsa Gabor must be relieved that Ferraro seems to be the third of that “celebrity deaths come in threes” belief, preceded by Jane Russell and Elizabeth Taylor.)
GetReligion has a good round-up of the Ferraro stories from the secular media outlets like The New York Times and L.A. Times, revisiting how the Catholic politician was blasted by church leaders over her pro-choice views.
Here are three interesting links from religious media outlets:
- Ex-VP hopeful Geraldine Ferraro remembered as a friend of Israel (JTA)
- Geraldine Ferraro (National Catholic Reporter)
- A Catholic funeral for Geraldine Ferraro? (The Deacon’s Bench, Patheos)
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.