Even more unbelievable

PINELLAS PARK, Florida, OCT. 19, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Police guarding the entrance to a hospice barred a priest from giving Communion to a brain-damaged woman whose feeding tube was removed last week, the Associated Press reported.

Monsignor Thaddeus Malinowski wanted to give Terri Schiavo viaticum on Saturday but was refused entry to the hospice. He was accompanied by her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler.

Police officers told the family the Communion would violate a doctor’s order that nothing be placed in her mouth, to prevent choking and aspiration.

A last-ditch effort to replace Schiavo’s feeding tube failed Friday when a Leon County Circuit Court judge refused to issue a court order allowing Governor Jeb Bush to intervene under his constitutional authority to protect life, Tampa Bay Online reported.

Supporters who oppose orders by Schiavo’s husband to cut off her nourishment held a vigil outside the hospice.


3 Responses to “Even more unbelievable”

  1. MN (AC) AM Says:

    If you go over to the catholic light blog at http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/
    you’ll see a lot about this poor woman’s situation, mostly posted by someone fairly close to her family.

  2. The Barrister Says:

    I know that God can and will forgive anything, but denying Christ to a dying woman? As I said on my blog, the headline shouldn’t be “Florida Woman Denied Communion.” It should read “Florida Man Consumates Pact With Beelzebub.”

  3. Lisa Says:

    I hope this is okay. I sent a copy of your homily Fr. Todd to each member of the Florida Senate. I did not use your name, but said it was by a newly ordained priest from SD. My hope is that at least one legislator will even bother to read something sent to them from a person in KS. If anyone else is interested, the website with their email addresses is here: http://capwiz.com/fof/dbq/officials/directory/legislist.dbq?state=FL&dir=fof&command=statedir&keycontacts=S&submit.x=15&submit.y=8
    Sorry that isn’t pretty, but I am not a pro at the computer. I am heading to the Adoration Chapel to pray that at least one senator reads it and it touches their heart and soul. God bless you Fr. Todd.

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