Thursday, March 24, 2005

"We don't know what Terri wanted"

O.K. I had read that one of the siblings of Terri stated that Michael, her "husband", had said right after her "collapse" something to the effect of:
"I don't know what to do, it's not like we ever talked about this kind of thing."
I don't know if that is true, or if someone made that up, because I don't remember which site I read it on, and I haven't bothered to go look for it again. So, with that in the back of my mind, the above statement is staring to have some credibility with me when I hear he has said once again he doesn't know what she wants.

This time, I've saved the link, and it seems to be a credible source. Larry King Live. Maybe Michael should stop giving interviews on national T.V. if he doesn't have himself convinced that Terri would want to be starved to death.

KING: Have you had any contact with the family today? This is a sad day all the way around, Michael. We know of your dispute.

M. SCHIAVO: I've had no contact with them.

KING: No contact at all?


KING: Do you understand how they feel?

M. SCHIAVO: Yes, I do. But this is not about them, it's about Terri. And I've also said that in court. We didn't know what Terri wanted, but this is what we want...

O.K., so let me get this straight, it's not about what her FAMILY wants, it's not about what TERRI wants (he said he didn't know what Terri wanted) it's about what HE wants. O.K., gee, I was confused I thought she wanted to be starved to death. Silly me.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Depressing Irony

O.k. I was blog surfing, and Ellyn vonHuben points out how ironic it is that today, while an innocent woman is being killed by dehydration, people are bringing awareness to World Water Day. Go figure.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Morning Mass

My friend Mary made me go to morning mass. She said it would make me feel better, she was right. She's always right, at least that's what she tells me :) I prayed for Terri, wondering if we know what God's will really is. I really should go to morning mass more often, it would be easier though, if it was in the afternoon. I'd have my coffee by then, and maybe I'd be awake.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Can this be real?

The last week has been spring break, and I've spent less time on the 'puter than I usually do.

By now you know they've removed Terri's feeding tube. It's overwhelmingly depressing. I think Mary Kochan has said it best when I think about why Terri's situation bothers me to my core.
Mary says:

" A demonic fury has been let loose upon our land. Those who “frame mischief by statute,” as the psalm says, “band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death” (Ps 94: 20, 21).

We were frightened by 9/11 — and with good reason. But we were not frightened by Roe v. Wade. Incensed, yes. Roused to action, yes. Moved with compassion, yes. But not frightened.

I hate abortion. I know it for the heinous crime it is, but I am not frightened by abortion because I cannot be aborted. But I can be starved. I can be dehydrated. And so can you.

Every American who is still thinking straight understands now that first they came for the unborn. And now they are coming for the rest of us. The cattle cars are being loaded."

Please read the rest of Mary's article on Catholic

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I took a few days off from the Blog. We had a very busy week end. V had her First Reconciliation on Saturday. Father Dan showed up to help. The kids were very happy to see him again. Sunday was Scout Mass. So we were in Church both days! A very Grace filled week end.

Fr. Dan, Fr. Chris and V at her First Reconciliation. V is holding the cross she decorated for the event. Posted by Hello