A Cautious Man
March 31, 2005
 
Multiple Choice Question
As a Catholic, what do you do upon hearing that a person has passed away?

Do you (a) quietly say:
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
And may perpetual light shine upon her.
May the souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
Amen.
Or, do you (b), race to be among the first to clamber on top of the body in order to issue yet another hate-laden, distorted political statement that manages to insult people of almost every faith?

Unfortunately, the tragedy of this one woman, of this one couple, of this one family, is being exploited (and will probably continue to be exploited) by such self-serving types as this.

[Edited to add] Well, the link above used to point to Catholic "League" President William Donohue's statement on the death of Ms. Schiavo, which began, "The let-her-starve crowd has finally seen its death wish for Terri Schiavo become a reality", and concludes saying, "the teachings of the Catholic Church on end-of-life issues is a model of clarity compared to that of all the other religions". All-in-all, uncalled-for put-downs of other people with sincere religious and philosophical beliefs. I'll fix the link later, after I'm certain that they won't move it around again.

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