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March 27, 2005

Terri Schiavo Allowed to Receive Communion

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. AP via Wired News: 
Their hopes fading and legal options exhausted, Terri Schiavo's parents appeared quietly resigned Sunday to watching her die but could claim one Easter victory: The severely brain-damaged woman received a drop of communion wine on her tongue _ her only sustenance in nine days _ after her husband allowed her to receive the sacrament.

Outside the hospice where Schiavo is being cared for, five protesters were arrested, and about a half-dozen people in wheelchairs got out of them and lay in the driveway, shouting "We're not dead yet!"

Schiavo's husband, who a day earlier denied a request from his wife's parents that she be given communion, granted permission Sunday to offer the sacrament.

cross posted at BlogsForTerri

Posted by Hyscience at March 27, 2005 10:06 PM

On the evening of Holy Saturday, the Franciscan Brother speaking for the Schindlers begged Michael Schiavo to allow Terri one fleck of the Precious Body of Christ and one small drop of His Most Precious Blood. Originally, that request was denied. At some point on Easter Sunday, that denial was reversed. I think the question begs asking: why the reversal? It's possible Michael just had a change or heart. But in my OPINION, it's also possible Felos suddenly realized such a denial might create the opportunity for either President Bush or Governor Bush to intervene on denial of religious rights (First Amendment of U.S. Constitution). In any event, the question begs asking. If Michael had her rights in mind all along, I can't understand why there was a denial in the first place.

Also, note that the priest who administered the Sacrament said her tongue was dry (thus, she could only receive the Precious Blood). Compare that statement to Felos' statement about her alleged condition on Holy Saturday.

Remember, this priest is NOT connected to the Schindlers or the protestors. He is an independent voice in all of this. He works inside the hospice.

Posted by: cw at March 28, 2005 3:15 AM

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