The Culture of Death
Today at approximately 1:45 pm in Florida, Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer ordered a feeding tube removed which was keeping a woman named Terri Schiavo alive. Through his order Judge Greer is sanctioning a hideous form of judicial murder. Barring some extra-ordinary intervention from the US Congress, Terri Schiavo will now die from lack of water and food, in a painful process which may extend over four weeks.
If we ever needed confirmation that Western civilization has entered a dark period, this action provides it. Pope John Paul II says this sort of thing occurs because we have embraced a culture of death. Sadly, I must agree with him.
For a detailed expanation of the situation and what Terri will now suffer visit Fr. Rob Johansen's web site, Thrown Back.
Most Sacred Jesus have mercy on Terri Schiavo your servant and remember her when she enters into Your Kingdom. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us all for not acting to stop this evil from happening. Mea maxima culpa.