Will Terri Again be Denied Holy Communion?

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I found the news disturbing. Fr. Rob Johansen had just gotten off the phone with Bob and Mary Schindler, who most of us know as the parents of Terri Schiavo. The culture of death can hardly wait. Come March 18th, the Florida woman must be executed! And she will not be comforted by the Holy Eucharist known as Viaticum when shared with the dying as she faces a slow and horrible death by starvation and dehydration.

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Is this grounds for a civil rights suit? One would think so.

This is grounds for the DCF and the Florida State Highway Patrol to take custody of Terri Schindler.

This is grounds for deep background checks on Greer to find grounds for his arrest and trial.

It might even be time for the Knights of Columbus to see if they still have the virtues of knighthood.

As Thomas Aquinas would say: "Deus non aligatur sacramentii." ("God is not bound by the sacraments.") Who among us would be surprised if, at the final moment and unseen to us, He would send His angel with the Body of Christ in hand, accompanied by other angels who would carry her straight to Paradise? Those who have studied the lives of the saints would know that it wouldn't be the first time.

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