Re: Obituary: Schiavo Dies After Feeding Tube Removed

> "And so his heartless cruelty continues until this very last moment,"

>> said the Rev. Frank Pavone, a Roman Catholic priest. He added: "This >> is not only a death, with all the sadness that brings, but this is a >> killing, and for that we not only grieve that Terri has passed but we >> grieve that our nation has allowed such an atrocity as this and we >> pray that it will never happen again." > This kind of thinking is really disturbing. The intimates are > certainly entitled to their point of view. However, other familes > simply do not share those religious attitudes about medical care.

This is certainly OT for this group; but when you see a message as thoughtful and well done as this entire message was, you're willing to forgive the error.

This priest is a real jerk. And the really serious problem is, is he just stating the moral views he believes his parishoners and fellow Catholics should follow for themselves; is he urging his parishoners to vote for laws and legislators that will use the power of the State to forcibly impose their religious views on the rest of us, who do not share his views, in the management of our own lives?

His statements are very frightening.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: There was a very interesting program today at our local synagogue. A professor of theology from the university at Lawrence, Kansas was invited to come and preach; his sermon topic was 'Liberal Jews and Terri Schiavo'; afterward, at the coffee hour, he and the rabbi entertained a question and answer session. Most interesting, most revealing. The times are really changing in these United States, to be sure.

Oh, and remember, this is 'spring ahead' night on our clocks. Move your clocks _up one hour_ sometime tonight or tomorrow! PAT]

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