Thursday, March 24, 2005

Look to Holy Father for Truth!
At the Last Supper, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers."

In light of the Schiavo case and the tremendous confusion, division and ambiguity, Catholics (& hopefully the world) will listen to Pope John Paul II, who strengthens us!

POPE JOHN PAUL II on Nutrition & Hydration
"...The evaluation of probabilities, founded on waning hopes for recovery when the vegetative state is prolonged beyond a year, cannot ethically justify the cessation or interruption of minimal care for the patient, including nutrition and hydration...Deliberate removal of such means to produce a premature death can indeed be euthanasia, that is, unjust killing. “Death by starvation or dehydration is, in fact, the only possible outcome as a result of their withdrawal. In this sense it ends up becoming, if done knowingly and willingly, true and proper euthanasia by omission.”

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