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March 31, 2005

Video: Family Lawyer and Priest speak out about Terri's death

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

This is not just a death, it is a killing - Father Frank Pavone, Priests For Life.

- Thanks to The Political Teen

Terri died at 9:05 AM today, March 31, 2005. You can see the FoxNews video here of the press conference this morning by Father Frank Pavone and David Gibbs, the attorney for the Schindlers.

Terri's eyes were open at the last moment Father Pavone saw her. See and hear for yourself.

Cross posted at BlogsForTerri

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Posted by Hyscience at March 31, 2005 11:50 AM

Please find my comment on the passing of Terri here:

http://sayingnotothecultureofdeath.blogspirit.com/trackback/88859

Posted by: Maggie4life at April 1, 2005 6:23 AM

AN OPEN LETTER TO FATHER PAVONE

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you," Matt 5:44

Dear Father Pavone

When are you running for political office? I think you would make a fantastic politician. As a priest, however, I have my doubts. As one who professes to advancing the cause of the protection of human life, where, may I ask, is your sense of humanity for those who do not embrace your cause? For example: "So his heartless cruelty continues until this very last moment," said you when referring to Michael Schiavo. Having been raised a Catholic, I actually thought that men of the cloth were supposed to have divine forgiveness in their souls. Your venom is no different from the anti-Catholic rhetoric I encountered as a child in Louisiana.

There is no small irony that you have joined together with Randy Terry, a fellow who preaches family values but who was booted out of his church for having an affair and leaving his wife and who also rejected his son for being a homosexual. Those of you who profess to be close to God seem no different than those who hate God or those who are intolerant of any opposing viewpoint.

You remind me very much of my Catechism teacher in New Orleans – Miss Berdomi was her name - who kept telling me that my parents were going to hell because they didn’t marry in the Catholic church. One day, when I came home from Catechism, again, in tears, my kind, intelligent and very humane father said, “Honey, go back and tell Miss Berdomi that heaven is going to be a very lonely place with just God and her up there.” I convey the same message to you. Please do not condemn those who don’t agree with you. Try to love your fellow man, as difficult as that may be for you.

You once said, “One of the conclusions we've come to is that our opponent is our brother and we must get to know him," and that one of the most challenging statements in the U.S. bishops’ 1998 document "Living the Gospel of Life" was its call for "the humility to listen well to both friend and opponent, … learning from one another and forgetting ourselves." Where’s the humility, Father? Where is the Love?
Yours respectfully,

Posted by: Dione Messina at April 5, 2005 12:20 PM



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