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October 17, 2003
Terri Schindler Schiavo: Not a Blitz But a Blackout

With the exception of Free Republic, Seattle Catholic, Terri's Fight, and World Net Daily, I've seen no other influential media coverage on Terri Schindler-Schiavo, the young Florida woman unjustly condemned to die by dehydration and starvation - solely by the will of her legal husband, Michael Schiavo.

And while Catholics may be angered that no secular newspapers are covering the case, we should be shocked that our "mainstream" Catholic luminaries have, for all intents and purposes, remained silent about Terri on their websites, radio shows and television broadcasts. If I had my own Catholic television or radio show, I would, at the very least, publicly keep vigil with Terri, begging viewers or listeners to call their bishops, senators, the President - anyone who could possibly intervene on Terri's behalf. This is what I expected to see and hear via our Catholic media...but I did not.

Where is the mainstream Catholic media blitz? Where are all the Catholic "pro-life" groups now? Why aren't they covering the vigil outside of Terri's hospice and broadcasting it on EWTN? Why is there not round-the-clock coverage on every Catholic television and radio station? Why are they not interviewing her parents and siblings? Why aren't they networking with each other - as they can and often do - to get this information to the general public? Why did they have no course of action ready - like a pilgrimage to the hospice where Terri is forced to abide? Why have they not converged on our bishops, on Governor Jeb Bush, and even the Holy Father himself to demand Terri's right to life?

There is no Catholic media blitz - but there is a blackout. Why?

Terri, may Our Lady, Mother of Mercy, and St. Michael the Archangel, our protector against the snares of the devil, be at your side and protect your physical life just as they have guarded your spiritual journey all these years. May they sustain your parents and siblings in their moral courage as they stand with you as you carry your cross. Dear little sister in Christ, I pray to God that He delivers you from the hands of your enemies and safely into the hands of your family who loves you.~ MCB

Posted by catholic_homeschool at 00:28 EDT
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