Easter will soon be here but, before Easter, there is always Good Friday. On this Good Friday of the Year of Our Lord 2005, Keeping It Catholic asks you to continue your efforts on behalf of Terri Schindler Schiavo.
Yesterday, ?big? news media were finally paying attention to the Schindler family?s questions regarding why Terri collapsed, which ultimately lead to the question of why Michael Schiavo must be investigated. Despite all that, the courts again ruled against the Schindlers, Terri's parents and siblings who are desperately trying to save her life and all those who are disabled. And they will again appeal.
As her family battles for her life, and as the courts continue to stall, Terri is fast approaching 100 hours of thirst and starvation. It is a well-known medical fact that people who suffer this kind of torturous death die within 7 days to 2 weeks. But before all that, they suffer in the most cruelly inhuman ways.
How long, O Lord? How much more must Terri suffer before President Bush intervenes and takes her into protective custody?
Let us pray for the special intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe - who suffered 2 weeks of the same fate that Terri now suffers. While all the other prisoners condemned with him died, St. Maximilian somehow struggled on - and we Catholics know that he must have been kept alive only through God's Will. In the end, the Nazis could no longer endure the saint's endurance and put him to death, via an injection of carbolic acid, on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Let us pray that Terri is spared any more immoral interference in her life by those who wish to end her life. Let us pray that President Bush does the right thing TODAY.
To that end, again - pray, study and ACT. Please call or fax the president this very moment!